Ken McLeod’s New Book
Individual copies of the hardcover edition of The Magic of Vajrayana are available only on Amazon in the US for US$29.95 plus tax and shipping and in Canada for CAN$40.27 plus tax and shipping.
Individual copies of the paperback edition are available on Amazon and other online services worldwide.
Dharma centers may receive a 40% discount (plus postage and handling) for either edition for orders of ten or more copies by writing to Unfettered Mind at email@example.com.
About The Book
Signings & Talks
Is it possible to live from a knowing that is deeper than certainty and transcends answers?
A vibrant mystical practice
The Magic of Vajrayana opens new doors and immerses you in one of Tibetan Buddhism’s most vibrant traditions of mystical practice.
Written in simple clear English, the book bridges the gap between classical instruction and idealized descriptions of spiritual insights and understandings. It shows you how to bring a traditional practice text to life for each of Vajrayana’s three pillars:
Teacher — the world of faith, devotion, prayer, meditation that opens a door to direct awareness practices
Deity — a realm of magic and mystery that radically shifts your understanding of life and self
Protector — the power of the protectors and how it can guide you through the traps and pitfalls of spiritual practice
This intimate portrait of Vajrayana practice is in effect an empowerment. It plants seeds in the reader which, if nurtured, grow into spiritual insight, non-referential compassion, and a changed relationship with life.
Along with Reflections on Silver River and A Trackless Path, The Magic of Vajrayana completes a trilogy of experiential instruction in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
“Ken’s book inspires. Honest about the challenges, clear on the rewards, this is the voice of experience, a moving description of a life in practice which goes far beyond text-based ideas of prayer, devotion, guru-connection, or meditation, and most especially of tantric practice.”
— Anne Klein, author, Being Human and a Buddha Too
“Ken McLeod seamlessly integrates his outer, inner, and secret autobiographies with heartfelt advice and detailed practice instruction.”
— Sarah Harding, Niguma, Lay of Illusion
“Rather than telling you what Vajrayana is, Ken McLeod shows you what it is through this unique record of the struggles and joys, insights and confusions of a Western pioneer.”
— Stephen Batchelor, The Art of Solitude
“A necessary step in Vajrayana’s development in the West. Though deeply personal, Ken’s text illuminates a way forward for those grappling with the most complex and misunderstood of Buddhist imports to the West.”
— Matthew O’Connell, The Imperfect Buddha
“If you want to touch the wild, beating heart of Vajrayana– including empowerment, ngöndro, mantra, guru and deity yoga—I can’t imagine a more helpful book than Ken McLeod’s The Magic of Vajrayana.”
— Michael Taft, Deconstructing Yourself
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