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Very detailed analysis of the history and variations within the Theravada and Tibetan traditions of meditation on the Four Immeasurables. Berzin selectively translates and compares many of the major texts describing these attitudes and their practice.

Kalachakra is a system of highest tantra practice for overcoming the limitations imposed by historical, astrological, and biological cycles, so as to become a Buddha for the benefit of all. Explains the theory of tantra, the vows, commitments and their implications, the factors to consider in deciding if one is ready to attend as an active particpant, how to visualize, and the most important thoughts and feelings for participants and observers at each step of the empowerment. Presents the variations in the Kalachakra initiation procedures of the four lineages of Tibetan Buddhism and discusses the relation between the Kalachakra teachings and karma, astrology, Tibetan medicine, the land of Shambhal, and world peace.

<p>'Wisdom Energy' is a simple and compelling introduction to Buddhism by two Tibetan lamas renowned for their insight and skill in teaching Westerners. Containing an entire meditation course, it goes to the heart of basic Buddhist practice adn discusses the meaning and purpose of meditation, the causes of dissatisfaction and unhappiness, and the methods for subduing them and gaining control over our minds and lives. 'Wisdom Energy' preserves the power, humor, and directness of the lamas' first teaching tour of North America in the 1970s, giving the reader the feeling of an intimate audience with two of Buddhism's greatest teachers.</p>
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