Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism
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.

Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism Details

TitleFoundations of Tibetan Mysticism
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 15th, 1969
PublisherWeiser Books
ISBN-139780877280644
Rating
GenreReligion, Buddhism, Nonfiction, Spirituality, Philosophy, Occult, Mysticism

Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism Review

  • Jonathanstray Stray
    January 1, 1970
    Found a battered copy in an attic in Nepal. Then met a serious Tibetan scholar who claims it's junk. But whatever, could be interesting.
  • Bodo Balsys
    January 1, 1970
    Fantastic Book. An excellent way of bringing Buddhism to the West. I reference Govinda in many of my books. Well worth the read.
  • Irene Vincent
    January 1, 1970
    It is well written. It is deep and I like reading it slowly, savoring it. I like rereading parts of it.
  • Alison McLennan
    January 1, 1970
    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 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.
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  • Dominic Lenzo
    January 1, 1970
    As 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.
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  • Ariadne Deborah Fassel
    January 1, 1970
    Illuminating!
  • Cecile
    January 1, 1970
    Great read! If you are looking for a good introduction into Tibetan Mysticism then this book is a must read!
  • Kristen Ringman
    January 1, 1970
    Amazing read...
  • Bjm Index
    January 1, 1970
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