Dakini Teachings

Dakini Teachings


Subtitle: Padmasambhava's Oral Instructions to Yeshe Tsogyal
Author: Padmasambhava
Softcover ~ 222 pages

Short, direct instructions relating to the three levels of Buddhist practice: Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. In these teachings, Padmasambhava emphasizes that spiritual knowledge must be drawn into our own experience and not remain mere theory.

Padmasambhava, the Indian mystic and tantric Buddhist master, is second only to Buddha Shakyamuni as the most famous personage in the Tibetan tradition of Buddhism. In the ninth century, he made the journey across the Himalayan Mountains to establish Buddhism for the people in that country. Now, more than 1,000 years later, we are able to hear and be touched by his voice as contained within this collection of oral advice. Sometimes with humor, sometimes with biting sarcasm, Dakini Teachings covers a wide range of those instructions given not only to the king of Tibet, but also to uneducated people. It is a classic work of valid truths for anyone who sincerely wants to follow a spiritual path in every walk of life.