Tags

, , , , ,

People often find tantric practice to be very exotic with the elaborate visualizations and different mantras, but eventually get confused and bored when they don’t understand the symbolism behind them.

In this interesting video, Ven. Thubten Chodron of Sravasti Abbey responds to a letter sent to her, which begins with

Being a Westerner, I find some of the Tibetan Buddhist symbolism and visualizations strange.

Ven Chodron responds and explains, in an informative and humorous way, the purpose and meaning of symbolism in tantric Buddhism and why it’s important not to constantly create new visualizations.

Related Posts:

More Thubten Chodron & Sravasti Abbey Videos…

HH Dalai Lama to Confer Kalachakra in Bodhgaya, India 2012

Dalai Lama bestowing the Kalachakra in Washington DC, July 2011

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teaches on Kalachakra 6 Session Guru Yoga in Washington DC, July 211

Keeping Tantric Commitments After an Initiation

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Yahoo BuzzAdd to Newsvine

Advertisements