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Learning from Tibetan Buddhism - a Personal Account

by Vessantara (2005)

This is a personal account by Vessantara of his many years of engagement with Tibetan Buddhist approaches to meditation and general Buddhist practice. He carefully weighs up the different aspects of exploring a tradition outside of your own, and evokes Tibetan Buddhism itself through the story of his initiation into the Vajrayogini sadhana. A lovely, thoughtful talk that pays tribute to the effect of one ancient form of Dharma in a modern practitioner's own life. There is also a thorough discussion of visualization meditation, and a moving celebration of the teachers who have helped him on the path.

Given at the Western Buddhist Order Convention 2005.

Total running time: 57:06