Two Creat New Books On the Six Yocas of Naropa!

The following article is from the Summer, 1997 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.

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READINGS ON THE SIX YOGAS OF NAROPA

translated, edited and introduced by Glenn H. Mullin, 200 ppr #RESIYO $16.95 Available Now.

The Tibetan tradition known as the Six Yogas of Naropa is one of the most popular tantric systems with all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Structured and arranged by the eleventh-century Indian masters Tilopa and Naropa from various Buddhist tantric legacies, this system of yogic practice was carried to Tibet by Marpa the Translator a generation later. These six yogasinner heat, illusory body, clear light, consciousness transference, forceful projection and bardo yogacontinue to be one of the most important living meditation traditions in the Land of Snows.

This collection of readings on the six yogas contains important texts on this esoteric doctrine, including original Indian works by Tilopa and Naropa, and Tibetan writings by Tsongkhapa the Great, Gyalwa Wensapa, the First Panchen Lama and Lama Jey Sherab Gyatso. Readings discusses the practices, their context and the historical continuity of this most important tradition, which is said to bring full enlightenment in one lifetime. (This book of teachings on the Six Yogas complements Tsongkhapa's Six Yogas of Naropa.)

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TSONGKHAPA'S SIX YOGAS OF NAROPA

translated, edited and introduced by Glenn H. Mullin. 276 pp. #TSSIYO $18.95

Anyone who has read more than a few books on Tibetan Buddhism will have encountered references to the Six Yogas of Naropa. These six yogas represent one of the most popular Tibetan Buddhist presentations of yogic technology. Given by the Indian sage Naropa to Marpa, these teachings gradually pervaded thousands of monasteries and hermitages throughout Central Asia regardless of sect. Tsongkhapa's discussion of the Six Yogas is regarded as one of the finest on the subject to come out of Tibet. His treatise has served as the fundamental guide to the system as practiced in the more than three thousand Gelukpa monasteries, nunneries and hermitages across Central Asia over the past five-and-a-half centuries.

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