Recommended Books/CDs/DVDs/Ritual Objects for Practicing TANTRA!

The following are books, CDs, DVDs, etc. for the study and practice of TANTRA, which I most highly recommend!!!

Tantric Ethics Tantric Ethics
Tantra, or Vajrayana, Buddhism is a set of esoteric practices that involve mantra recitation and complex visualizations. Tantra constitutes the fabric of a Tibetan Buddhist’s daily practice, but no practice of tantra can be successful without adherence to the tantric precepts, the highest of three complementary sets of vows.
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Introduction to Tantra Introduction to Tantra
Introduction to Tantra is the best available clarification of a subject that is often misunderstood. This new edition of this classic text includes a new foreword by Philip Glass and a new cover design, but leaves untouched Lama Yeshe’s excellent original text, edited by Jonathan Landaw.
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Principles of Buddhist Tantra Principles of Buddhist Tantra
Kirti Tsenshap Rinpoché was a renowned teacher of Tibetan Buddhism with students worldwide. Revered as a teacher by even the Dalai Lama, he was known especially as a master of Buddhist tantra, the powerful esoteric methods for attaining enlightenment swiftly. The teachings in this book are a singular record of his deep learning in that field.
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Tantric Techniques Tantric Techniques
Deity yoga is the meditative practice of imagining oneself as an ideal being fully endowed with compassion, wisdom, and her resultant altruistic activities. The idea is that by imagining being a buddha, one gets closer to actually achieving buddhahood. Tantric Techniques will give the reader a dynamic sense of the potential of the human mind for self-transformation through step-by-step use of the imagination.
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Highest Yoga Tantra Highest Yoga Tantra
Daniel Cozort’s extraordinary book clearly outlines and discusses the methods for transforming both body and mind through the highest forms of tantric practice. Part One discusses the practices common to sutra and tantra. Part Two presents the generation stage of highest yoga tantra. Part Three covers the entirety of the completion stage yogas. And Part Four compares the Kalachakra and Guhyasamaja stages of completion.
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Deity Yoga in Action and Performance Tantras Deity Yoga in Action and Performance Tantras
The sequel to Tantra in Tibet, Deity Yoga describes the profound process of meditation in Action and Performance tantras, the basis of higher tantric practices. In addition to explaining the meditative rites of deity yoga, it provides the second and third parts of the Great Exposition of Secret Mantra by Tsong-ka-pa, which detail special deity yoga techniques for developing the heart, mind and physical form of a buddha.
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A Practice of Padmasambhava: Essential Instructions on the Path to Awakening A Practice of Padmasambhava: Essential Instructions on the Path to Awakening
The Indian master Padmasambhava occupies a special place in the hearts of practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism. By bringing tantric Buddhism to Tibet from India he inspired a movement of awakening that for centuries has brought countless practitioners to spiritual fulfillment. A Practice of Padmasambhava presents two practical and compelling works related to a visualization and mantra practice of Padmasambhava.
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Universal Love: The Yoga Method of Buddha Maitreya Universal Love:
The Yoga Method of Buddha Maitreya

Lama Yeshe gave a series of talks about Maitreya Buddha and instructions on the yoga method of Maitreya in 1981 at Maitreya Instituut in the Netherlands. Universal Love is a beautiful collection of these teachings dedicated to cultivating loving-kindness and a tender heart.
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Discovering Buddhism - Introduction to Tantra - Module Thirteen Discovering Buddhism –
Introduction to Tantra – Module Thirteen

Learn the meaning of tantra, how tantra works, and why it is a powerful form of practice if done with the right foundation of understanding and practice. Get a broad overview of the distinction between sutra and tantra, the four classes of tantra and the meaning of deity yoga.
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Six-Session Guru Yoga with commentary by Lama Zopa Rinpoche Six-Session Guru Yoga with commentary
by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Within the Gelug tradition, practicing the Six-Session Guru Yoga is a daily commitment for anyone who has received a highest yoga tantra empowerment. This booklet provides texts of the full Six-Session Guru Yoga, the abbreviated version, and commentary from Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the benefits of the practice and the samayas of the five buddha families.
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Chod: Cutting Through the Ego Chod: Cutting Through the Ego
This practice strikes right at the heart of the selfish attitude. Rather than defend ourselves from potential harm-givers, here, we imagine offering our treasured bodies to those who would seek to harm us. We also give away body and mind to satisfy the needs of all beings. This forces the practitioner to examine carefully how we hold the “I” and thus presents a supreme opportunity to develop both wisdom and compassion simultaneously.
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Vajrayogini - The Intermediate Practices of Vajrayogini Vajrayogini –
The Intermediate Practices of Vajrayogini

This volume makes available the complete self-empowerment ritual, together with practice and set-up instructions. In addition, the self-empowerment of Vajrayogini is simple to perform, compared with the self-initiation rites of many other Maha-anuttara Yoga Tantra deities. For this reason, it is highly appropriate for practitioners in these degenerate times, when time is short and the ease of practice can greatly help us to keep our tantric commitments.
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Introduction to Tantra: Lama Yeshe - DVD Introduction to Tantra: Lama Yeshe – DVD
In 1980, in California, Lama Yeshe gave a commentary to the Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig) yoga method. This video is Lama’s introduction to that teaching series and constitutes a wonderful explanation of the fundamentals of tantric practice.
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Vajrayogini Long Sadhana, The Nearing Path to Great Bliss - Tunes in Tibetan - MP3 Download Vajrayogini Long Sadhana,
The Nearing Path to Great Bliss –
Tunes in Tibetan – MP3 Download

This MP3 download contains the Tibetan chantable tunes for prayers in the long sadhana of Vajrayogini, The Nearing Path to Great Bliss: The Uncommon Sadhana of Venerable Vajrayogini Naro Khacho, as well as the tsog offering practice, composed by Pabongkha Dechen Nyingpo.
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Chod - Cutting Through the Ego - CD Chod – Cutting Through the Ego – CD
Chod is known as Dedicating the Illusory Body to Accumulate Merit, Bringing Quick Results in the Practice of Method and Wisdom – the Shared Riches of the Ganden Lineage Practitioners. This version is beautifully chanted by the late Lama Thubten Yeshe.
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Chod - Dedicating the Illusory Body - CD Chod – Dedicating the Illusory Body – CD
An original recording of the complete Chöd practice according to Pabongkha Rinpoche’s text Dedicating the Illusory Body. Chanted by Geshe Jamyang and senior nuns from the Kopan Nunnery, Nepal.
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The Foundation Store audio collection includes Buddhist teachings, chants, meditations, supplementary materials, study programs and more.
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Mini  Inner Offering Set (Kapala) - Brass Mini Inner Offering Set (Kapala) – Brass
Kapalas are used mainly for higher tantric meditation to achieve a transcendental state of mind and also as an offering bowl on the altar. The kapala is made in the form of a skull. In Tibetan monasteries it is used symbolically to hold bread or dough cakes, torma, and wine.Made by Nepalese Family.  Each set is constructed of 2 pieces: bowl and top. Size: 1.5 wide x 2 Inch tall.
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Brass Bumpa Vase With Spout Brass Bumpa Vase With Spout 
The bumpa  is a ritual vase with a spout used in Tibetan Buddhist rituals and empowerments. It is understood to be, in some contexts, the vessel or the expanse of the Universe.This Brass Bumpa Vase displays quality of craftsmanship with beautiful relief work. Made by Nepalese family. Measurements: aprox. 7 tall 4 Inch wide.
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Mahakala Prayer Flags Mahakala Prayer Flags
Mahakala prayer flags protect the Dharma practitioner from all outer and inner hindrances to one’s Dharma practice. Each flag measures 12 x 12 Inch.Prayer flags can be hung either horizontally on the eaves of a building or fastened vertically to posts. They can also be hung indoors to increase spiritual atmosphere.
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Wisdom of the Kadam Masters Wisdom of the Kadam Masters
The phrase “Kadam masters” evokes for many Tibetans a sense of a spiritual golden age – the image of a community of wise yet simple monks devoted to a life of mental cultivation. These 11th- and 12th-century masters were particularly famed for their pithy spiritual sayings that captured essential teachings in digestible bites.
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Nag Champa Agarbatti Incense Nag Champa Agarbatti Incense 
Nag Champa is a hand-rolled combination of natural ingredients, herbs, resins and masala, blended to perfection to create a soothing aroma. This aromatic incense with its sweet, yet earthy fragrance will enhance any mood or environment.1 bundle of approx. 12 sticks, 9 inches (22 cms)
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