Essence of Vajrayana

The Highest Yoga Tantra Practice of Heruka Body Mandala

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Gaining the realizations of Heruka body mandala – the very essence of Vajrayana – depends upon our having strong faith in the instructions and a clear understanding of their meaning. Then, with a pure motivation, free from selfish intention, we should practise these instructions sincerely and continually until we attain our final goal.

- Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Essence of Vajrayana is a truly unique book that takes us to the very heart of modern Kadampa Buddhism.

With this book, the author Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche explains with clarity and precision how we can practice the sublime meditations of Heruka Body Mandala, and thereby gradually transform our ordinary world and experiences into those of a Buddha, a fully enlightened being.

Based on his own experiences in meditation, he gives definitive instructions on the completion stage practices that can lead directly to the supreme bliss of full enlightenment in this one lifetime.

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This book is a treasury of practical instructions for those seriously interested in following the Tantric path.

The books includes:

  • The first complete explanation in English of the Highest Yoga Tantra practice of Heruka Body Mandala
  • Sublime methods for transforming our ordinary minds and attaining pure selfless joy
  • The actual method to accomplish the supreme bliss of full enlightenment in this lifetime

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