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Lama Yeshe presents tantra as a practice leading to joy and self-discovery, with a vision of reality that is simple, clear, and relevant to. Introduction to tantra: the transformation of desire / Lama Thubten Yeshe ; compiled and introduces the practice of tantra in his monumental work The Lama. Lama Yeshe’s Introduction to Tantra did not actually appear until It seems According to Lama Yeshe, the practice of tantra is so suitable for the modern.

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In other words, we need to be inspired. To help solve this problem, Shakyamuni Buddha taught methods for breaking out of our ego prison and identifying ourselves with the enlightened beings of the past, present and future.

Jul 17, Diamond rated it it was ok Shelves: Return to Book Page. We ourselves become the guru and, as such, can give immeasurable and inexhaustible help to all beings. The concepts are pretty universal in my opinion and could be just as useful to someone pursuing an Abrahamic or Pagan path as an Eastern one hell, even a psychedelic path.

Also, no, this has virtually nothing to say about sex. This is the same trick that has worked on teshe many people for so many cults and religions for centuries. Truly qualified tantric practitioners alma to follow the introducyion path to enlightenment, not with the desire to gain quick liberation, but because they have unbearable compassion for others.

Overall, this book just rubs me the wrong way.

Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire by Lama Thubten Yeshe

kntroduction It describes the differences between the two basic teachings of sutra and tantra, the basic preparation steps before starting the actual tantra practice. The bad news is that the first step is to stop focusing on yourself and start focusing on alleviating the suffering of others. Apparently it’s a good overview of what tantra is all about.


Through seeing tatnra as one with our spiritual guide we banish the self-pitying thought: Mar 08, Timothy Warnock rated it liked it. This selfless dedication to others is the true meaning of bodhicitta and that is why bodhicitta is not only the major prerequisite of tantra, it is also the most important fruit of this practice.

It includes detailed descriptions of meditations and othe This book is written in an engaging style which is meant to approximate the voice of influential Lama Yeshe, who died in the late s and was reincarnated to parents in Spain. That sounds like the sort of reasoning that tricks millions of people into pursuing “alternative modalities of healing ” instead of getting science based medical care for their medical problems. Aug 05, Kyle Hipke rated it it was ok.

Dec 18, Imaginarian rated it it was ok Shelves: Unfortunately, I found it to be full of a lot of woo. The guru’s energy of great compassion, great love, great wisdom and great skill take seed introdiction us so that we ourselves come to embody these limitlessly beneficial qualities. Be the first to ask a question about Introduction to Tantra. What other reason could you have for wanting so many arms?

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I can’t say as I was blown away by this book. This attachment can prove unfulfilling and empty since we may have incorrect views of the self and others, viewing them as separate entities and disconnected with us. Excellent introduction to Buddhism, the study of tantra, concepts like bodhichitta, and more.

These criticisms aside, I did love reading introductiob book, and felt many of the techniques outlined in it really are useful and do contribute to the practitioner’s experience of bliss and wisdom.

Oct 16, Janine rated it it was amazing.

And according to the tantric teachings of Buddhism, this remarkable transformation can be realized very quickly if we utilize all aspects of our human energyespecially the energy of our desires. Or I happened upon this after reading through David Chapman’s hypertext book “Meaningness” and checking out his other ysshe posts where he talks about tantra.


Introduction to Tantra : The Transformation of Desire

Two stars for the nice Buddhist thoughts. It includes detailed descriptions of meditations and other exercises one can do in this pursuit, and serves as an overview of the first stages of tantric practice, encouraging readers to find a Lama they like so they can pursue further study in community. I was also very impressed with how Lama Yeshe brought modern issues into the way he introduced tantra. An eye-opening introduction to Tantric Buddhism, so very, very, helpful.

But it really comes up short not offering any meditational practices, instead merely saying to seek out an experienced guru. lana

Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire

Once you’ve read a few Dalai Lama books and you’ve meditated for a year, give this book a go. To see what bby friends thought of this book, please sign up. A really good introduction to what to aim for and expect out of tantra. Deity-yoga is envisioning ones Tantra is about taking the energy of everyday desires, channeling it through our ‘fundamentally pure minds,’ and walking ‘the middle way’ of life through ‘experience and not blind faith.

For example, believing that someone can put out a fire threatening to burn down a temple by meditating. The other thing I don’t like about this is the emphasis on accomplishment. Take the practice of thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara, for example. Feb 03, Charles rated it liked it.