Kongtrul, Jamgon
The Elements of Tantric Practice




The Treasury of Knowledge Book Eight Part Three: The Elements of Tantric Practice

A General Exposition of the Process of Meditation in the Indestructible Way of Secret Mantra

by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye

Translated, introduced and edited by Ingrid McLeod, annotated by Elio Guarisco.

Jamgon Kongtrul’s Treasury of Knowledge in ten volumes is a unique encyclopedic masterpiece embodying the entire range of Buddhist teachings as they were presented in Tibet. Tibetan Buddhist teachers expected their students to study Buddhist philosophical texts as well as practice reflection and meditation; present-day students have also realized that awakening has its source in study as well as in reflection and practice.

The Elements of Tantric Practice sets forth the essential components of the path of highest yoga tantra, a system of meditation that unites wisdom and compassion in its two phases of practice. The first phase, that of creation, relies primarily on the use of the imagination to effect personal transformation. The phase of completion allows the practitioner to perfect the process of transformation by training in methods that manipulate the energies and constituents of the mind and body. The result of this path is the direct experience of the fundamental nature of mind and phenomena.

Book Eight Part Three: The Elements of Tantric Practice, Jamgon Kongtrul, Snow Lion Publications, 2008

Hardcover. Formerly belonging to the Theosophical Lending Library, Gloucester Place. Library stamps to text block, end papers, copyright and title pages. Having not been withdrawn the books appears to be unread and besides the markings is in very good condition.