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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Introduction to Tantra is the best available clarification of a subject that is often misunderstood. The Transformation of Desire.

Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire

What are the results? As the title of the book says, it is a good introduction to tantra.

Meaning is more nebulous than that. Sep 03, Toria rated it did not like inroduction. This meshing is done through meditation and visualization, as well as the required initiation rites and the receipt of ’empowerments’ from your guru. 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.

But it really comes up short not offering any meditational practices, instead merely saying to seek out an experienced guru. Feb 03, Charles rated it liked it. Or 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.

Very inspiring, clear and practical on its approach. Mar 23, Safoura added it.

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

Mar 16, Ariele rated it liked it. So it’s hard to buy some of the claims they make, especially when they’re tto statements like “this one person cured their cancer by changing their thinking!


Very useful and inspiring.

This is such an excellent book. But he died, so my attention eventually went elsewhere. Mind blowing in the simplicity and clarity of the writing. The text explains how someone can use tantric Tibetan buddhism to reach enlightenment efficiently, which theoretically will allow you to, like Lama Yeshe, control the process of dying and rebirth so that you can help others and create a more compassionate world.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But it’s clear from reading this lucid, well-argued approach to getting started on escaping samsara that the fast lane is still a long, slow struggle with desire, meditation, and turning your attention to the world to help others and away from the world to get some clarity for yourself.

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

Apr 12, Nick rated it it was amazing. It’s a book about the mind by someone who is clearly not up to date on all the new knowledge we’ve gained on how the brain actually works.

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. Provides a nice groundwork for understanding Tibetan Tantric Buddhism.

Oct 16, Janine rated it it was amazing. I wanted to highlight sentences from almost every paragraph. Good intro to Buddhist Tantra philosophy, clearly explained without tons of jargon, and no focus on yesne glamour and intrigue popularly associated with the term ‘tantric. It is precisely because our lives are so inseparably linked with desire that we must make use of desire’s tremendous energy not just for pleasure, but to transform our lives.

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You will discover that tantra is more about seeing yourself as a God and about having the ability to transcend into a better place in the death. For example, believing that someone can put out a fire threatening to burn down a temple by meditating. Books by Lama Thubten Yeshe. I don’t buy that. Jul 17, Rodrigo d’Orey rated it it was amazing. I intorduction upon this after reading through David Chapman’s hypertext book “Meaningness” and checking out his other blog posts where he talks about tantra.

Introduction to Tantra

Lists ywshe This Book. Excellent introduction to Buddhism, the study of tantra, concepts like bodhichitta, and more. 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.

Aug 13, Madi rated it really liked it.

And according to the tantric teachings of Buddhism, this remarkable transformation can be realized very Recently, I discovered his books–some very technical Tantra; some down-to-earth wisdom. 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. Would not recommend unless you have to read it for a class or something. Once you’ve read a few Dalai Lama books and you’ve meditated for a year, give this book a go.