By W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Books, audiotapes, and sessions approximately yoga are this day as conventional as they're frequent, yet we within the West have only in the near past develop into engaged within the meditative doctrines of the East - purely within the final 70 or eighty years, actually. within the early a part of the twentieth century, it was once the pioneering efforts of willing students like W. Y. Evans-Wentz, the overdue editor of this quantity, that brought on our ongoing occidental fascination with such phenomena as yoga, Zen, and meditation. Tibetan Yoga and mystery Doctrines - a better half to the preferred Tibetan booklet of the useless, that's additionally released by means of Oxford in an authoritative Evans-Wentz version - is a set of 7 actual Tibetan yoga texts that first seemed in English in 1935. In those pages, amid priceless images and reproductions of yoga work and manuscripts, readers will come upon the various critical meditations utilized by Hindu and Tibetan specialists and philosophers during the a long time within the attainment of correct wisdom and Enlightenment. particular commentaries precede every one translated textual content, and a accomplished creation contrasts the tenets of Buddhism with eu notions of faith, philosophy, and technological know-how. Evans-Wentz has additionally incorporated a physique of orally transmitted traditions and teachings that he obtained firsthand in the course of his fifteen-plus years of research within the Orient, findings that might curiosity any pupil of anthropology, psychology, comparative faith, or utilized Mahayana Yoga. those seven targeted yet in detail similar texts will supply any reader an entire and whole view of the non secular teachings that also tell the existence and tradition of the East. As with Evans-Wentz's different 3 Oxford titles on Tibetan faith, that are additionally showing in new variants, this 3rd version of Tibetan Yoga and mystery Doctrines includes a new foreword by means of Donald S. Lopez, writer of the hot Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West.