Presents in lucid detail the sixty-four arts of love divided into eight varieties of sexual play—embracing, kissing, pinching and scratching, biting, moving to and fro and pressing, erotic noises, role reversal, and positions of love-making. It is a translation of the Treatise on Passion by Gedun Chöpel, the highly contoversial former monk. He gives titillating advice to shun inhibitions and explains how to increase female sexual pleasure. An over-arching focus is sexual ecstasy as a door to spiritual experience—the sky experience of the mind of clear light pervades the scintillating descriptions of erotic acts.
“The work is extremely relevant for the modern Western reader. Hopkins’ sensitivity to women’s issues is both praiseworthy and insightful.”—Jose Cabezon, University of Wisconsin XIV Dalai Lama Endowed Chair in Tibetan Buddhism and Cultural Studies