Meeting the Buddhas: A Guide to Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and Tantric Deities
An introduction the most well-known and important Buddhas, deities and other sacred figures of Buddhism. Each is imaginatively brought to life for the reader presenting their major characteristics along with illustrations, visualizations, symbols, mantras and myths.
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Chapter One The Fountainhead OF BUDDHisM
Chapter Two The DEVELOPMENT OF BUDDHist Visualization
Chapter Three THE BENEFITS OF VISUALIZATION
Chapter Five ENTERING THE MANDALA
Chapter Seven The WishFulfilling Jewel IN THE South
Chapter Eight THE RED BUDDHA AND THE MUDRA OF MEDITATION
Chapter Nine CRossED THUNDERBOLTS AND THE BUDDHA OF ACTION
Chapter Eighteen THE TANTRIC APPROACH 2 05
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