Guru yoga is the force that gives vitality to a serious practitioner's meditation. Combining the essential aspects of the sutra path with the profound tantric techniques that activate the latent spiritual forces within us, it lays the framework of the entire Buddhist path and sets down the guidelines for undertaking a complete form of practice on a daily basis. Tantric meditation depends largely upon inspiration, and this practice taps the inspiration of unbroken lineage.
"Compassion, intelligence, modesty, and wit—that wonderful, unarguable quality of clarity and love that radiates through the Dalai Lama’s words. . . . [He] is practically impish in his delight with inserting little jokes and wisecracks in the midst of his high tantric commentary. . . . Whether one browses, peruses, or studies this text, it’s certain some degree of transmission will twinkle its way from the heart of the Dalai Lama into our own precious mental continuums." —Independent Publisher