Featuring a wealth of new translations, superb studies, and reflections on the transmission of tantric Buddhism to the West, As Long as Space Endures is a collection for both scholar and practitioner to enjoy. �From the foreword by Robert A.F. Thurman to Lama Zopa's prayer for the swift return of Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche, the volume well reflects many interests of the Dalai Lama in the context of the Kālacakra system. �As the Kālacakra is the most complex and comprehensive tantric system, As Long as Space Endures includes material on esoteric physiology, medicine and astrology, and its relationship to other Highest Yoga Tantra systems. �It includes chapters from luminaries such as Giacomella Orofino, David Gray, Vesna Wallace, Miranda Shaw, and Thupten Jinpa as well as contemporary Tibetan masters Jhado Tulku Rinpoche and Geshe Drakpa Gelek. �This volume will make an excellent resource for the study of the transnational transmission of Buddhism, tantric theory and practice, the Jonang tradition, the historical development of Tibetan Buddhism, and the relation of biomedical sciences to Vajrayāna practice.
Part I. Translation and Revelation:<br>A Concert of Names of Mañjuśrī: Mañjuśrī-nāmasaṃgīti / Alexander Berzin -- The Mental Afflictions and the Nature of the Supreme Immutable Bliss in the Sekoddeśa and its Commentary by Naropa / Giacomella Orofino -- Sekoddeśaṭippaṇī: A Brief Commentary on the Summary of the Initiation / Phil Lecso -- Elucidation of True Reality: The Kālacakra Commentary by Vajragarbha on the Tattvapatala of the Hevajratantra / Francesco Sferra -- Like a Buddha Jewel-Casket Thrown Open: Gendun Gyatso's Nāmasamgīti commentary / Laura Harrington -- Brief Presentation on Channels, Winds and Drops According to the Kālacakra Traditionby Chankya Rolpa Dorje / Gavin KiltyPart II. Analysis and Insight:<br>Palden Lhamo: Supreme Guardian Goddess of the Dalai Lamas / Miranda Shaw -- Om Vakye de Namah: Manjuśrī's Mantra and its Use in the Manjuśrīmulakalpa / Glenn Wallis -- The Body as a Text and the Text as the Body: A View from the Kālachakratantra's Perspective / Vesna Wallace -- The Influence of the Kālacakra: Vajrapāṇi on Consort Meditation / David Gray -- The Concept of Ādibuddha in the Kālacakratantra / Urban Hammar -- From Śambhala to Tibet: A Lineage History of Jonang Kālacakra Practice and Tantric Zhentong Thought / Michael Sheehy -- The Six Vajra/Yogas of Kālacakra / Edward Henning -- Compassionate Aspirations and their Fulfilment: Dol-po-pa's A Prayer for Birth in Sukhāvatī / Georgios Halkias -- Medicine and the Role of Astrology in the Healing Arts of the Kalacakratantra / Vesna Wallace -- Sanskrit Mantras in the Kalachakra Sadhana / David Reigle -- Rendawa and the Question of Kālacakra's Uniqueness / Thupten JinpaPart III. Transmission and Transition:<br>Kālacakra and the Nālandā Tradition: Science, Religion and Objectivity in Buddhism and the West / Joe Loizzo -- Demon Diseases and Tibetan Medicine: The interface between Religion and Science / Ivette Vargas -- Integrating Modern Neuroscience & Physiology with Indo-Tibetan Yogic Science / William Bushell -- Vibrating in Splendor, the Source Experience in Kālacakra's Maṇḍala / Sofia Stril-Rever -- The Kālacakra Empowerment as Conducted by Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche / Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim -- Dissolution and Emptiness Meditation in the Kālacakra Six-Session Guru Yoga Sādhana / Geshe Drakpa Gelek -- Essence of the Kālacakra Six-Session Guru Yoga Practice / Jhado Rinpoche -- Purifying the Outer & Inner Wheels: Remarks from Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche on the Significance of the Kālacakra for Times of Conflict