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The Yogini’s Eye: accomplished advent to Buddhist Tantra, quantity I: Systemization and Interpretation introduces a brand new translation sequence, Classics of the Early Sakya, in an effort to specialize in the wide literature of the Sakya Lamdre lineage of the Hevajra Tantra cycle of revelation. this primary quantity of creation is the earliest publication of its variety and accomplished remedy of the subject material to were written, and initiated the scholarly research of Tibetan Buddhist Tantra. next reviews in all lineages have been equipped at the origin confirmed through this ebook. The Yogini’s Eye has served because the introductory textbook for the learn of Sakya Tantra continually for over 800 years. Over the centuries, the textbook has been supplemented through a complete of fifteen commentaries and examine publications written through the main discovered students of the Sakya culture, together with Lama Dampa Sonam Gyaltsen (1312–1375), Yeshe Gyaltsen (1300’s–1406), Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo (1382–1450), Lowo Khenchen Sonam Lhundrup (1456–1532), Ngorchen Konchok Lhundrup (1497–1547), Amezhap Ngawang Kunga Sonam (1597–1659), and Dezhung Chopel Jamyang Kunga Namgyal (1880’s– mid-1950’s). this primary English variation comprises the interpretation of 13 of those research publications, apart from all repetitive sections, inserted into the unique publication within the applicable context.

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This book has been written for the serious student of Tibetan Buddhism who does not read the Tibetan language, yet wishes to gain appreciation for the richness and depth of meaning of the classic literature. References to untranslated classics are given for the benefit of Tibetan readers. It perhaps should be stated at this point that although this book has not been written for professional academics, the attempt has been made to achieve present academic standards. The reader must understand that many of the important topics introduced in this Comprehensive Introduction to Buddhist Tantra, Volume 1 will be explained in much greater detail in Volume 2 and other subsequent volume in this series.

It would be most reasonable to do a second edition of this first volume once the subsequent volumes in the series have been completed. It is hoped that this initial effort as it now stands may be of some benefit to someone. com. The pointing out of errors supported by verifiable references to the classic literature are welcome. Acknowledgments The first and foremost acknowledgment is to the teacher and cotranslator of this volume, the late Ngor Thartse Khenpo Sonam Gyatso (Hiroshi Sonami), who so willingly and unselfishly accepted an aspiring yet unskillful and impoverished student and translator into his own materially impoverished circumstances so many long years ago.

Homage to the glorious Vajrasattva. The magnificent guide Vajradhara pervades all beings in the universe, Manifests in ordinary form to lead those of little imagination, And brings the meritorious to the fruition of the limitless expanse of awakened presence, expression, and mind; With joined palms, [I] touch [my] head to the feet of the Lama. Seek the protection of the magnificent ally Vajrapani, By whose compassion, in extremely wrathful form, The radiance of a hundred thousand suns illuminates the meaning of nonduality, And by [whose] expression of [the syllable] HUM all obstacles are cleared away.

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