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by Rob Preece


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Rob Preece has been a practicing Buddhist since 1973, principally within the Tibetan tradition.

Inspiring and highly recommended. -Jonathan Landaw, author of Images of Enlightenment: Tibetan Art in Practice. Rob Preece has been a practicing Buddhist since 1973, principally within the Tibetan tradition.

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Preece shows how to effectively integrate these practices into one's daily life.

Preparing for Tantra: Creating the Psychological Ground for Practice

Prostrations are a wonderful way of supporting the process of surrender, writes teacher Rob Preece in Preparing for Tantra: Creating the Psychological Ground for Practice. Later in the book, he writes, The prostration practice does not eliminate the ego, but it does place it into relationship with the clear knowledge that it is secondary to the Self or the deity. Note: How to: at end of this feature. As we embark on the spiritual journey, we need to challenge the central status of the ego so that the solidity of its grip can gradually be softened, writes Rob Preece inPreparing for Tantra: Creating the Psychological Ground for Practice.

Preece shows how to effectively integrate these practices into one’s daily life. Additional information.

Rob Preece has been a practicing Tibetan Buddhist for the past 40 years. He was a founding member of Manjushri Institute in the UK and lived there until 1980 when he went into retreat above Dharamsala on the guidance of Lama Yeshe and Zopa Rinpoche.

They can enable experiences to unfold, and they can clear the way when there seem to be problems or hindrances practitioners are struggling with.

Preparing for Tantra. Creating the Psychological Ground for Practice. Emphasizing the need for a psychological ground for tantric practice, the author reflects on anecdotes from his own experience and makes frequent reference to the insights of the psychologist Carl Jung. For instance, Preece elaborates on Jung’s symbolism of medieval alchemy to make use of the metaphor of an ‘alchemical vessel,’ a secure space in which the transformative practice of the preliminaries takes place.

For Tantra: Creating The Psychological Ground For Practice Ran-byun-rdo-rje Jigs-med-glin-pa The Dzog-chen preliminary practice of the innermost essence : The Long-chen nying-thig ngon-dro with original Tibetan root text Rinpoche Gyatrul The Great Perfection: Buddha in the Palm o. .

For Tantra: Creating The Psychological Ground For Practice Ran-byun-rdo-rje Jigs-med-glin-pa The Dzog-chen preliminary practice of the innermost essence : The Long-chen nying-thig ngon-dro with original Tibetan root text Rinpoche Gyatrul The Great Perfection: Buddha in the Palm of the Hand: The Lama's Oral Instructions upon the Recitation and Visualization of the. Preliminary Practices-Ngondro (Tibetan) Tulku Ringu The Ngondro, Preliminary Practices to Mahamudra Kongtrul Jamgon The Torch of Certainty Khandro This Precious Life: Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on the Path t.

The preliminary practices of Tantra aren't a hurdle to be gotten through in order to get somewhere else; they're an extraordinarily rich collection of practices which have much to offer as a means of cultivating and maturing the practitioner's psychological ground. They can enable experiences to unfold, and they can clear the way when there seem to be problems or hindrances practitioners are struggling with. In Preparing for Tantra, Preece draws on his experience as a Tantric Buddhist practitioner, meditation teacher, and psychotherapist to explain how to make the preliminary practices psychologically meaningful and spiritually transformative. He examines each of the practices with an eye to revealing how they may be used to heal and transform psychological trauma and offers practical suggestions for integrating them into daily life—as well as ensuring that practitioners are prepared psychologically, emotionally, and energetically to start out safely on the tantric path. Preparing for Tantra is an accessible guidebook for engaging in ngondro, the preliminary practices that are done before engaging in a long tantric retreat. These practices are also powerful tools for purifying negativities and alleviating guilt, healing difficult experiences, and enriching our minds with goodness so that we will be able to progress in our Dharma practice and gain realizations of the path.

Comments: (5)

Ffleg
On my spiritual path, I found that I excellently and fortunately have a karma connection to a Tibetan lama. When I was allowed to begin the preliminary practices, however, they seemed culturally alien, and while I understood the practices conceptually, I struggled to bring them into my heart. Rob Preece's book has been an invaluable bridge to allow my preliminary practice to become focused on removing the obstacles to true dharma practice as encountered by a western person.
His cultural version of the mandala offering prayer is worth the price of the book alone, and epitomizes the practice cutting through attachments required on this path.
There are now quite a number of books that describe the mechanics of the practice, presented from a very traditional viewpoint. This one helps people explore the heart of the practice, allowing the path of transformation to unfold.
Cheber
Preece reprises his Jungian take on Tibetan Buddhism, this time focused on ngondro, or the so-called preliminary practices the meditator engages as an entryway into the Vajrayana path. Preece shares his own experience with the five classic practices -- prostrations, refuge and bodhicitta, purification, offering and devotion -- plus several more that, altho not a part of the traditional practice, are equally important. For those practitioners looking for a psychological framework, in this case Jungian, this book may be interesting.
Vital Beast
Great read for the psychologist or highly motivated mediation practitioner. Probably not for the newbie, as the concepts are intricate and take a while to understand. Great book on how to prepare (also highlights how you may have already begun the process) in a compassionate and inspiring way.
White_Nigga
As always, everything written by this author is excellent and helpful.
Sti
The symbolism used in tantra is a long way to be understood by the eyes of a western culture. Rob Preece makes it comprehensive to our mind of logic and analysis. I strongly recomend it.
Preparing for Tantra: Creating the Psychological Ground for Practice download epub
New Age & Spirituality
Author: Rob Preece
ISBN: 1559393777
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Subcategory: New Age & Spirituality
Language: English
Publisher: Snow Lion (September 16, 2011)
Pages: 224 pages