A thorough presentation of Tibetan esoteric principles, Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism is one of the most valuable books ever written on the subject. Lama Angarika Govinda spent over 20 years of his life as a member of the Kargyutpa Order. Studying at the feet of masters in Tibetan hermitages and monasteries, his direct experience has given him a clear insight into much that has remained totally obscure to the world. This work, regarded as a classic of Tibetan mysticism, explains the esoteric principles of Mantra and clarifies the differences between Hindu and Tibetan yoga, and is our direct link to the spiritual achievements of the past and their relationship to a future higher civilization of humanity.
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Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism Review
- January 1, 1970Jonathanstray StrayFound a battered copy in an attic in Nepal. Then met a serious Tibetan scholar who claims it's junk. But whatever, could be interesting.
- January 1, 1970Bodo BalsysFantastic Book. An excellent way of bringing Buddhism to the West. I reference Govinda in many of my books. Well worth the read.
- January 1, 1970Irene VincentIt is well written. It is deep and I like reading it slowly, savoring it. I like rereading parts of it.
- January 1, 1970Alison McLennanI have the original version of this book with a price sticker for .35, which I must have picked up at a used bookstore long ago. It's sat on my shelf for years. I think I tried to read it when I was a bit younger but it didn't resonate. I've had a few mystical experiences over the past couple of years. This book helps me put them into (a) perspective, which seems rooted in a long tradition rather than New Agism and spiritual materialism. So grateful that this book has endured so many moves and f I have the original version of this book with a price sticker for .35, which I must have picked up at a used bookstore long ago. It's sat on my shelf for years. I think I tried to read it when I was a bit younger but it didn't resonate. I've had a few mystical experiences over the past couple of years. This book helps me put them into (a) perspective, which seems rooted in a long tradition rather than New Agism and spiritual materialism. So grateful that this book has endured so many moves and found its way back to me when I'm in need. If the book doesn't resonate with you at first, keep it on your shelf. Someday it might be just what you need. Thank you Lama Anagarika Govinda.more
- January 1, 1970Dominic LenzoAs a beginner to Buddhism this book is incredibly difficult to read. It’s written as a research book with many references to Sanskrit words and holy people/places that meant little to me. Parts were wonderful! Especially the section on HUM and the last 100 or so pages. Other parts were a pain to get through. The only way I could recommend this book is if you have a pretty thorough background in Buddhism.more
- January 1, 1970Ariadne Deborah FasselIlluminating!
- January 1, 1970CecileGreat read! If you are looking for a good introduction into Tibetan Mysticism then this book is a must read!
- January 1, 1970Kristen RingmanAmazing read...
- January 1, 1970Bjm Index1
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