By W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Books, audiotapes, and sessions approximately yoga are at the present time as regularly occurring as they're frequent, yet we within the West have only in the near past turn into engaged within the meditative doctrines of the East - in simple terms within the final 70 or eighty years, in reality. within the early a part of the 20 th century, it was once the pioneering efforts of prepared students like W. Y. Evans-Wentz, the past due editor of this quantity, that prompted our ongoing occidental fascination with such phenomena as yoga, Zen, and meditation. Tibetan Yoga and mystery Doctrines - a spouse to the preferred Tibetan e-book of the useless, that's additionally released by way of Oxford in an authoritative Evans-Wentz variation - is a set of 7 genuine Tibetan yoga texts that first seemed in English in 1935. In those pages, amid valuable photos and reproductions of yoga work and manuscripts, readers will stumble upon a few of the critical meditations utilized by Hindu and Tibetan professionals and philosophers through the a while within the attainment of correct wisdom and Enlightenment. distinct commentaries precede each 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 acquired firsthand in the course of his fifteen-plus years of analysis within the Orient, findings that would curiosity any pupil of anthropology, psychology, comparative faith, or utilized Mahayana Yoga. those seven specific yet in detail similar texts will furnish any reader an entire and entire 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 variation of Tibetan Yoga and mystery Doctrines encompasses a new foreword by way of Donald S. Lopez, writer of the new Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West.