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Tantra in Tibet: Das Geheime Mantra des Tsong-ka-pa (The Secret Mantra of Tsong-ka-pa)

edited by Jeffrey Hopkins, English publishers, George Allen and Unwin, German rights held by Eugen Diederich Verlag, Düsseldorf, 1980, 249 pp.

This book, with an introduction by the current 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, is the third in a series of books that explain Tantric Buddhism. The Tantric wing of yogic mysticism attempts to direct sexual and spiritual energy toward the attainment of Buddhahood. Christians interested in understanding basic themes in Tantric Buddhism will find this volume valuable, as it contains elemental yet important descriptions of Tantric thinking. The first 80 pages introduce Buddhist themes that support Tantric practice in general terms. The remainder of the book specifically exposits texts, particularly The Secret Mantra by Tsong-ka-pa, founder of the Gelukpa order of Tibetan Buddhism in the late 1300s.