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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Other yesje – View all Introduction to Tantra: That strikes me as eternalism. However, there remains some beautiful food-for-thought information in here, but it’s very generic Buddhist wisdom that can be found in most other Buddhist books.

There’s no sex ingroduction it. Provides a nice groundwork for understanding Tibetan Tantric Buddhism. I say ‘bad news’ because tantra is supposed to be the Buddhist ‘fast lane’ to enlightenment. May 11, Rhonda rated it it was amazing.

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

What are the results? May 18, Polly Trout rated it it was amazing.

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. According to Buddhism, every human being has the potential to achieve profound and lasting happiness. Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! Excellent introduction to Buddhism, the study of tantra, concepts like bodhichitta, and more.

Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire

Also, no, this has virtually nothing to say about sex. Some parts felt repetitive but overall very good. Price may vary by retailer. However not all books give a lasting insight which one can trace through years. Mind blowing in the simplicity and clarity of the writing.

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

The last few chapters such as “Entering Highest Tantric Practice” and sections on deity yoga and the process of dying and were particularly inspirational. Aug 13, Madi rated it really liked it. It is precisely because our lives are so inseparably linked with desire that we must tantrs use of desire’s tremendous energy not just for pleasure, but to transform our lives. Of course, the buddhist concept of desire is that it leads to attachment towards objects, tanttra people, or the self.


Aug 05, Kyle Hipke rated it it was ingroduction. Apr 12, Kevin Shockey rated it it was amazing Shelves: Tk, the book sounds like more of a sales pitch than anything, constantly boasting of all the amazing things that will happen if you follow what they say, constantly reminding you to suppress your critical thought while also claiming to be something that is “scientific”, that you can try the techniques out for yourself.

The book explains the benefits of being aware of desire and attachment in terms of relating day to day with anyone.

Apr 12, Nick rated it it was amazing. But he died, so my attention eventually went elsewhere.

Introduction to Tantra

It’s too bad that the word “tantra” carries so much baggage. Very inspiring, clear and practical on its approach. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Introduction to Tantra Trade Paperback For fantra, It would perhaps be more useful yeshf 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 radically alter consciousness to cease the very ego grasping and striving so artfully described in this book.

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Jun 20, Matt Harris rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Want to Read saving…. Good intro to Buddhist Tantra philosophy, clearly explained without tons of jargon, and no focus on the glamour and intrigue popularly associated with the term ‘tantric. Refresh and try again. Account Options Sign in. I happened upon this after reading through David Chapman’s hypertext book “Meaningness” and checking out his other blog posts where he talks about tantra.

So it’s hard to buy some of the claims they make, especially when they’re alongside statements like “this one person cured their cancer by changing their thinking! This attachment can prove introducgion and empty since we may have incorrect views of the self and others, viewing them as separate entities and disconnected with us.


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. I’m also reading several of his more obscure books, which I’m getting a lot out of but I would be 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. For example, believing that someone can put out a fire threatening to burn down a temple by meditating.

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. Books by Lama Thubten Yeshe. I can’t say as I was blown away by this book. 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.

Lama Yeshe presents tantra as a practice leading to joy and self-discovery, with a vision of reality that is simple, clear, and extremely relevant to 21st-century life.

I was also very impressed with how Lama Yeshe brought modern issues into the way he introduced tantra. Lama Yeshe is one of the clearest and most generous of buddhist authors and I cannot be more grateful to read his books.

By allowing yourself to believe that some profound religious experience is going to occur and surrounding yourself with people who expect you to have that experience, what choice does a biased human brain have but to convince itself that the experience has occurred? Excellent description of Tibetan Buddhist Tantra; the transformation of desire and pleasures into transcendental experiences of deep penetrative awareness; this is absolutely amazing! Jun 23, Lisa Eskra rated it really liked it.