In the generation stage practices of highest yoga tantra, one mentally generates oneself as the deity and one’s surroundings as the mandala of the deity. Although all deity practices include generating the deity, this class of practices includes those with very complex visualizations as the principle focus. Chakrasamvara and Hayagriva are examples. This course provides a detailed understanding for these visualizations applicable to all generation stage deity practices.

This course will use a detailed sadhana on the Three Roots (guru, yidham and dakini) with Hyagriva and Vajravarahi as the main deities and including the 100 peaceful and wrathful deities. PREREQUISITES: Bodhisattva's Way of Life Parts 1-2 or instructor permission.