GENERAL INFORMATION

http://www.khandro.net/mysterious_garuda.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garuda

http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Garuda

http://www.mythicalcreaturesguide.com/page/Garuda

Robert Beer’s handbook of Tibetan Symbols: http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=-3804Ud9-4IC&pg=PA50&lpg=PA50&dq=robert+beer+garuda&source=bl&ots=FQBITTOcHy&sig=X-iwphcwMaL6qcDg7YBxV7wLImI&hl=en&ei=DgujTpK-HYzssga69tn9Ag&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=garuda&f=false

Bird Headed Beings

http://www.crystalinks.com/bird.html

BUDDHIST TEXTS AND PRACTICES

The Fire Sword of Black Garuda (Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerment required):

http://www.fpmt.org/teachers/zopa/advice/pdf/flu_black_garuda.pdf

The Threefold Wrathful One (Vajrapani, Hayagriva, Garuda):

FPMT Booklet $1: http://shop.fpmt.org/Vajrapani-Hayagriva-Garuda-bkltlttr_p_1216.html

Garuda Multi-colored, Sadhana of Transcendental Wisdom

http://shop.fpmt.org/Garuda-Multi-colored-Sadhana-of-Transcendental-Wisdom-c5_p_1040.html

Avatamsaka Sutra

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=JdEKGM18EtUC&pg=PA88&lpg=PA88&dq=avatamsaka+sutra+garuda&source=bl&ots=ozM5nrq-FZ&sig=M8s0rttOdNWocrDTKX6G6UQpScI&hl=en&ei=phGjTsrbMs_2sgbQveXrAg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCYQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

Dzogchen Texts

http://www.khandro.net/meditation_garuda.htm

HINDU TEXTS AND PRACTICES

Garuda Purana

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garuda_Purana (In the Hindu text the Garuda Purana, Shakyamuni is described as the 21st incarnation of Vishnu. )

http://astrovision.ca/media/download_gallery/GarudaPurana.pdf

Garuda/KirtiMukha Comparison

http://johnnyringo.wordpress.com/2011/09/29/garudakirtimukha-comparison/

Bhagavad Gita (10 verse 30)

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Bhagavad+GIta+garuda&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a

“Among the Daitya demons I am the devoted Prahlada, among subduers I am time, among beasts I am the lion, and among birds I am Garuda.”

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