Brilliant Illumination of the Lamp of the Five Stages

Practical Instructions in the King of Tantras, The Glorious Esoteric Community

Tsong Khapa Losang Drakpa. Introduction and translation by Robert Thurman

American Institute of Buddhist Studies

Brilliant Illumination of the Lamp of the Five Stages

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Pub Date: January 2011

ISBN: 9781935011002

742 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $72.00£59.95

Brilliant Illumination of the Lamp of the Five Stages

Practical Instructions in the King of Tantras, The Glorious Esoteric Community

Tsong Khapa Losang Drakpa. Introduction and translation by Robert Thurman

American Institute of Buddhist Studies

The Extremely Brilliant Lamp (Shin tu gsal ba'I sgorn me) is Tsong Khapa's most important commentary on the perfection stage practices of the Esoteric Community, the Tantra he considered fundamental for the practice of the "Father Tantra" class of Unexcelled Yoga Tantras. It draws heavily on Nagarjuna's Five Stages and Aryadeva's Lamp that Intergrates the Practices, as well as a vast range of perfection stage works included in the Tibetan Kangyur and Tengyur collections. It is an important work for both scholars and practitioners.

Published by American Institute of Buddhist Studies (AIBS)
A milestone.... Students of Buddhist tantra will now be thankful that the American Institute of Buddhist Studies has made this masterpiece available as part of its Treasury of the Buddhist Sciences series and the Jey Yabsey Sungbum Collection. Buddhadharma

About the Author

Robert A. F. Thurman is Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Columbia University.