Preliminaries for Sutra & Tantra: Training in Buddhist Tantra


Thu, 14 September, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


For practitioners with a solid foundation in the central tenets of Buddhism, tantra is a method to quickly and efficiently attain the state where they can be of maximum benefit to all beings – Buddhahood. Tantra is an advanced Mahayana practice for attaining enlightenment. It is practiced on the basis of a firm foundation in all the sutra practices, as included in the lam-rim graded path teachings. Click here for a digital copy of the text.

Training in Buddhist Tantra

Tantra is called the resultant path because one does meditative practices to simulate the qualities of the resultant Buddha, utilising the methods of the generation stage and completion stage in order to overcome defilements and achieve enlightenment. In this teaching, Geshe-la outlines the criteria and the practice of tantra, as taught by the Buddha.

Because Buddhist tantra practice requires a foundation in the study and practice of morality, discipline, renunciation, bodhicitta and wisdom realising emptiness, without an understanding of these vital principles, there will be no results from any tantric practice.

Teacher: Geshe Tenzin Zopa is a very highly qualified teacher who teaches in English, transmitting the wisdom of Buddhism in an unmistaken and practical manner to a 21st century audience. For more information, see here.

Cost: General $15 / Member $13.50.
Please note that the two Thursday sessions, Buddhist Perspectives and Preliminaries for Sutra & Tantra, are separate series, not a full-day commitment. The Centre provides a light lunch in between for anybody attending either or both. Please let us know if you wish to be included, for catering purposes, by contacting