An initiation is a part of the practice of tantra, which Lama Yeshe describes in the free book, Essence of Tibetan Buddhism. In an initiation, a qualified Vajrayana teacher empowers a student to undertake certain practices. In order to read books describing such practices, one needs to have received initiation into the particular tantric deity concerned.

In the case of Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Teachings about Heruka and Yamantaka, Rinpoche has requested that they be provided to initiates into those specific practices only.

For more detailed information, see Lama Yeshe's book, Introduction to Tantra, Wisdom Publications, 1987. Thank you so much for your interest in this profound path.

If you would like any of these books or commentaries, please complete the Initiates Only Materials Request Form.

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Thank you so much for supporting the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive with your membership! With this special membership donation, you will receive a limited edition large-sized print of artist Lisa Sawlit's spectacular portrait of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, Lake Arrowhead, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche

This book is a practical guide to the eight Mahayana precepts. It explains the benefits of the vows and the meaning of the ceremony for receiving them, and for easy reference contains the ceremony itself, written out clearly for regular use.

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, Lake Arrowhead, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.

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Teachings on Emptiness
Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen

In this book, Geshe Gyeltsen helps us establish a correct view of emptiness, the ultimate mode of being of all phenomena. Basing his explanation of emptiness on the Heart Sutra  and the emptiness section of Mind Training Like the Rays of the Sun, Geshe-la helps us cut through our inability to see reality and sets us firmly on the path to liberation and enlightenment.

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, Lake Arrowhead, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.

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