• June 12, 2019

This talk is Lama’s introduction to this series and constitutes a wonderful explanation of the fundamentals of tantric practice. These teachings are included in. Introduction to Tantra has ratings and 31 reviews. Polly said: I’ve been reading a lot of Lama Yeshe lately; currently he’s my favorite guru. He is f. 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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However not all books give a lasting insight which one can trace through years. It is precisely because our lives are so inseparably linked with taantra that we must make use of desire’s tremendous energy not just for pleasure, but to transform our lives.

What are the results? Deity-yoga is envisioning oneself as a deity so as to take on said deity’s attributes, and guru-yoga is leaning upon another faulty human being, a guru, and essentially worshipping this person as another deity as you attempt to mesh both the deity and guru with your own inner guru.

I can’t say as I was yesbe away by this book. But sometimes if you can be aware of how an attachment to something actually takes away from the enjoyment of it, for example habitually eating something sweet when it’s not needed and watching the comedown from that half an hour later, it can be amazing.

Refresh and try again. Enjoyed it for its clarity. For example, It would perhaps be more useful to view the descriptions of reincarnation as strictly metaphorical, representing actual and ephemeral mental states from moment-to-moment rather than spanning physical lifetimesin doing so there arises a profound awareness that can introducction alter consciousness to cease the very ego grasping and striving so artfully described in this book.

Account Options Sign in. Jun 20, Matt Harris rated it it was intrdouction Recommends it for: Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! Nov 07, Nikki rated it liked it. But it’s clear from reading this lucid, well-argued app This book is not about what you probably think it’s about.


I’m also reading several of his more obscure books, which I’m getting a lot out of but I would introductjon hesitant to recommend them to anyone else I know, unless they were as obsessed wit I’ve been reading a lot of Lama Yeshe lately; currently he’s my favorite guru.

It is not about the kind of tantra associated with sex, per se, although of course this can be a very high expression of the tantric concepts.

He makes renouncing worldly desire sound like it is the most delicious, erotic, hilarious party ever. Very useful and inspiring. 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.

And according to the tantric teachings of Buddhism, this remarkable transformation can be realized very quickly if we utilize all aspects of our human energy – especially the energy of our desires.

Of course, the buddhist concept of desire is that it leads to attachment to This lovely book made me look at the world differently, which a book can and should do.

Introduction to Tantr: The Transformation of Desire – Lama Yeshe – Google Books

Introducttion those somewhat experienced in magic and mysticism, there is a lot of practical advice herein. Overthrowing the Tyranny of Ordinary Appearances. New edition of this perennial classic. Amazing the feeling of freedom this can give you. Price may vary by retailer. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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

But upon closer reading, and in his hands, these teachings proved equally valuable. Return to Book Page. Provides a nice groundwork for understanding Tibetan Tantric Buddhism. Easy to read and understand.

Although, my many years of Dharma training is in Theravadin Intdoduction, especially the practice of vipassana meditation, I found his teaching once again to be of great value–so direct, so clear.

It helps a lot to get your head straight about motivation, accumulating a store of positive energy, and letting go, etc tanra even applying these concepts to our inevitable deaths. According to Buddhism, every human being has the potential to achieve profound and lasting happiness.


For example, looking at lovely girls walking down the street, used to be a real mind wandering wish-fest!

The book explains the benefits of being aware of desire and attachment in terms of relating day to day with anyone. May 11, Rhonda rated it it was amazing. Jun 23, Lisa Eskra rated it really liked it. That strikes me as eternalism.

Must redeem within 90 days. Trivia About Introduction to T The last few chapters such as “Entering Highest Tantric Practice” and sections on deity yoga and the process of dying and were particularly inspirational. Excellent introduction to Buddhism, the study of tantra, concepts like bodhichitta, and more. I wanted a primary source overview of what tantra actually is in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, as background understanding for research in lucid dreams and Tibetan dream yoga. During the reading of this book, I started to enjoy the beauty of the people but then be very happy to have seen them and totally let them go, energetically.

It’s about how to escape the human cycle of suffering — wanting things, getting them, having them not satisfy you, and then wanting some more.

Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire

However, there remains introductin beautiful food-for-thought information in here, but it’s very generic Buddhist wisdom that can be found in most other Buddhist books. It’s basically just motivational speaking, which is not what I was looking for in a book of this title. Very inspiring, clear and practical on its approach.