Ecstatic Altruism: The Secret Contemplative Art and Science of Tibet

Dec 13, 2011 by
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What makes the Tantric Buddhism of Tibet more mysterious than the Buddhist traditions that gave us mindfulness and loving kindness become household words?

The convergence of timeless contemplative arts with current science and contemporary life may seem like yesterday’s news. Yet there are still some Asian contemplative traditions as little known in the West as the mysteries of Shangrila portrayed in the film “Lost Horizons.” In fact, the secrets the film and book it is based on depict are not just the stuff of fiction, but rich ancient traditions preserved in the historic isolation of Tibet and hidden from the world until recently.

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