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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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!
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. Aug 13, Madi rated it really liked it. Must redeem within 90 days. I wanted to highlight sentences from almost every paragraph. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. But it’s clear from reading this lucid, well-argued app This book is not about what you probably think it’s about.
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Introduction to Tantr: The Transformation of Desire – Lama Yeshe – Google Books
The information in it was contradictory, and overall although there were a few tidbits of vital information and a few bits of interesting and what could be useful information To ask other readers questions about Introduction to Tantraplease sign up. Once you’ve read a few Dalai Lama books tantrz you’ve meditated for a year, give this book a go.
Some parts felt repetitive but overall very good. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Simple, true and practical.
Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire
Return to Book Page. Excellent description of Tibetan Buddhist Tantra; the transformation of desire and pleasures into transcendental experiences of deep penetrative awareness; this is absolutely 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 energy——especially the energy of our desires.
This is such an excellent book. How should it be practiced?
Dec 18, Imaginarian rated it it was ok Shelves: Apparently it’s a good overview of what tantra is all about. Mind blowing in the simplicity and clarity of the writing.
Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire by Lama Thubten Yeshe
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 21st-century life.
I was very impressed with his ability to communicate deep truths in very ordinary language, with a hilarious sense of humor that helped deliver such wisdom.
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.
Lama Yeshe explains the tantric practices–envisioning a deity the buddha or one of the other manifestations such as Chenrezig or Manjushri, as a body of light before you and having that deity sit Introduction to Tantra is the best available clarification of a subject that is often misunderstood. Books by Lama Thubten Yeshe. The bad news is that the first step is to stop focusing on yourself and start focusing on alleviating the suffering of others.
Mar 19, Ian Willis rated it really liked it. Want to Read saving…. Excellent introduction to Buddhism, the study of tantra, concepts like bodhichitta, and more. 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.
Oct 16, Janine rated it it was amazing. Trivia About Introduction to T It spends more time in defense of tantra saying what tantra is NOT, rather than spending time telling us what the he 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.
Simply the best introductory text on traditional Buddhist Tantra. Lama Yeshe has given us a body of teaching of immense significance for practitioners of all schools of Buddhadharma. An eye-opening introduction to Tantric Buddhism, so very, very, helpful.
How can somebody who makes obviously wrong claims like that be considered a good resource for anything? Introduction to Tantra is the best available clarification of a subject that is often misunderstood. Provides a nice groundwork for understanding Tibetan Tantric Buddhism. It also seems somewhat heterosexist.