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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The lightning vehicle of tantra is therefore intended for those who wish to help others as much as possible, as quickly as possible. The practice of guru-yoga prepares us to enter this unified experience of complete fulfilment.

Take the practice of thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara, for example. Jun 23, Lisa Eskra rated it really liked it. Feb 03, Charles rated it liked it.

Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire

Also, no, this has virtually nothing to say about sex. Amazing the feeling of freedom this can give you. But it’s clear from reading this lucid, well-argued app This book is not about what you probably think it’s about.

About Lama Thubten Yeshe. Mahayana literature speaks of two types of boddhicitta: 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. We ourselves become the guru and, as such, can give immeasurable and inexhaustible help to all beings. This book is not about gantra you probably think it’s about.


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Paperbackpages. I definitely feel that I now have a better understanding of Tibetan Buddhism, and have picked up a few useful concepts and a really general patchy outline of what’s going on in tantric practices, but really would have preferred a deeper text, in fact the whole second half of the book just seemed a bit rushed.

Apr 12, Nick rated it it was amazing.

Introduction to Tantra: Lama Yeshe

The other thing I don’t like about this is the emphasis on accomplishment. Amazon can get them too http: In fact, all tantric meditations without exception are for the sole purpose of developing strong bodhicitta.

That strikes me as eternalism. 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.

Bodhicitta is Necessary for Practising Tantra.

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?

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Refresh and try again. These criticisms aside, I did love reading the 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. The Need for Inspiration Before we can board the lightning vehicle of tantra, we have to understand why it is both necessary and possible to abandon our ordinary, limited view of ourselves and generate in its place the enlightened self- identity of a fully evolved being.


Dec lamaa, Imaginarian rated it it was ok Shelves: It describes the differences between the two basic teachings of sutra and tantra, the basic preparation steps before starting the actual tantra practice. For me it showed me how “leaky” I was with my desire, and how much effort and energy goes into factors which weren’t getting me anywhere and just making me frustrated.

Introduction to Tantra : The Transformation of Desire

In other words, we need to be inspired. Aug 05, Kyle Hipke rated it it was ok. Yet introductiob is not enough merely to know why such self-transformation is necessary and possible; we must also generate the strength and confidence that will enable us to follow this radical approach to fulfilment.