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Reflections on Pema Lingpa's Key to the Eight Principal Tantric Medicines, and its relevance today

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The category of the Eight Principal Tantric Medicines (sman rtsa brgyad) is ubiquitous in tantric sources, such as the regular medicinal cordial offerings (sman mchod) found in many tantric sādhanas. These substances form some of the key ingredients to be included in medicinal accomplishment (sman sgrub) practices, when sacred medicinal pills are compounded and consecrated in the course of a Major Practice Session (sgrub chen), conducted over a number of days. T...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
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Oriental Studies Faculty
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Wolfson College
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Centre for Bhutan Studies & GNH Publisher's website
Host title:
Maṇḍala of 21st Century Perspectives: Proceedings of the International Conference on Tradition and Innovation in Vajrayāna Buddhism
Place of publication:
Thimphu, Bhutan
Publication date:
2017-12-10
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827978
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9789993614883
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