Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines

Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines

W.Y. Evans-Wentz / Oct 28, 2020

Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines Books audiotapes and classes about yoga are today as familiar as they are widespread but we in the west have only recently become engaged in the meditative doctrines of the east only in the last

  • Title: Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines
  • Author: W.Y. Evans-Wentz
  • ISBN: 9788121509695
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Paperback
  • Books, audiotapes, and classes about yoga are today as familiar as they are widespread, but we in the west have only recently become engaged in the meditative doctrines of the east only in the last 70 or 80 years, in fact in the early part of the 20th century, it was the pioneering efforts of keen scholars like w y evans wentz, the late editor of this volume, that triggerBooks, audiotapes, and classes about yoga are today as familiar as they are widespread, but we in the west have only recently become engaged in the meditative doctrines of the east only in the last 70 or 80 years, in fact in the early part of the 20th century, it was the pioneering efforts of keen scholars like w y evans wentz, the late editor of this volume, that triggered our ongoing occidental fascination with such phenomena as yoga, zen, and meditation tibetan yoga and secret doctrines a companion to the popular tibetan book of the dead, which is also published by oxford in an authoritative evans wentz edition is a collection of seven authentic tibetan yoga texts that first appeared in english in 1935 in these pages, amid useful photographs and reproductions of yoga paintings and manuscripts, readers will encounter some of the principal meditations used by hindu and tibetan gurus and philosophers throughout the ages in the attainment of right knowledge and enlightenment special commentaries precede each translated text, and a comprehensive introduction contrasts the tenets of buddhism with european notions of religion, philosophy, and science evans wentz has also included a body of orally transmitted traditions and teachings that he received firsthand during his fifteen plus years of study in the orient, findings that will interest any student of anthropology, psychology, comparative religion, or applied mahayana yoga these seven distinct but intimately related texts will grant any reader a full and complete view of the spiritual teachings that still inform the life and culture of the east as with evans wentzs other three oxford titles on tibetan religion, which are also appearing in new editions, this third edition of tibetan yoga and secret doctrines features a new foreword by donald s lopez, author of the recent prisoners of shangri la tibetan buddhism and the west

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      • W.Y. Evans-Wentz

        Walter Yeeling Evans Wentz was an anthropologist and writer who was a pioneer in the study of Tibetan Buddhism.He was born in Trenton, New Jersey, and as a teenager read Madame Blavatsky s Isis Unveiled and The Secret Doctrine and became interested in the teachings of Theosophy He received both his B.A and M.A from Stanford University, where he studied with William James and William Butler Yeats He then studied Celtic mythology and folklore at Jesus College, Oxford 1907 there he adopted the form Evans Wentz for his name He travelled extensively, spending time in Mexico, Europe, and the Far East He spent the years of the First World War in Egypt He later travelled to Sri Lanka then Ceylon and India, reaching Darjeeling in 1919 there he enountered Tibetan religious texts firsthand.


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