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Recently, I discovered his books–some very technical Tantra; some down-to- earth wisdom. Lama Yeshe’s same gift was present in both modes. Although, my . Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire eBook: Lama Yeshe, Philip Glass, Jonathan Landaw, Jonathan Landaw: : Kindle Store. 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.

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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 lntroduction experience has occurred? There is really no other reason for all these deities. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It includes detailed descriptions of meditations and othe 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.

Two stars for the nice Buddhist thoughts. Mahayana literature speaks of two types of boddhicitta: We have to know that the attainment of enlightenment completion, buddhahood, totality, or whatever we want to call it is not only a theoretical possibility but something that people like us can and do actually achieve. Bodhicitta is Necessary for Practising Tantra. Bodhisattvas, literally meaning ‘heroes of enlightenment’, are courageous individuals who dedicate their entire being towards a single goal, ie.

Books by Lama Thubten Yeshe. He makes renouncing worldly desire sound like it is the most delicious, erotic, hilarious party ever. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Literally, bodhi means ‘enlightenment’ and citta, ‘mind’. It’s made worse by constant reminders to “not be so analytical and intellectual” and to “stay open to experiencing things”. Simple, true and practical. Ultimately, Lama Yeshe tk states ‘We won’t get anywhere if we try to learn from a book, hoping to figure things out ourselves,’ and that ‘guru-yoga is the root of the tantric path.

And according to the tantric teachings of Buddhism, this remarkable transformation can be realized very quickly if we utilize all aspects of our human energyespecially the energy of our desires. It describes the differences between the tanta basic teachings of sutra and tantra, the basic preparation steps before tamtra the actual tantra practice.


According to Buddhism, every human being has the potential to achieve profound and lasting happiness. This is such an excellent book. The guru’s energy of great compassion, great love, great wisdom and great skill take seed in us so that we ourselves come to embody these limitlessly beneficial qualities.

I wish I could pull that off. Mar 08, Timothy Warnock rated it liked it. This book is just like every other western-facing introductory writing on tantra, with lots to say about promises of happiness and why this path is a good path but without actually describing the practice.

Introduction to Tantra : The Transformation of Desire

It seems to be saying that yes, there is one ultimate purpose in life – to achieve the highest levels of accomplishment in tantra and achieve enlightenment. As a introductipn for the successful practice of tantra, the development of bodhicitta is absolutely necessary It has been said by all masters that to be properly qualified to practise tantra, we must possess a very strong bodhicitta motivation.

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. At that stage an individual becomes a boddhisattva.

No trivia or quizzes yet. 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. How can somebody who makes obviously wrong claims like that be considered a good resource for anything?

However, it is a fast read and puts into very clear language the basic concepts of Tantric Buddhism. Dec 18, Imaginarian rated it it was ok Shelves: 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.

He spent six years living in northern India studying Tibetan Buddhism and is the editor and author of a number of Buddhist books, including Wisdom Energy and Buddhism for Dummies.

The whole reason for having your consciousness manifest as a divine light-being with one thousand arms is so that you can lend a hand lam one thousand suffering beings. It’s basically just motivational speaking, which is not what I was looking for in a book of tanrra title. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.


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. He lives in Santa Cruz, California. Or cure their cancer with positive thinking. To help solve this problem, Shakyamuni Buddha taught methods for breaking out of our ego prison and identifying ourselves with the enlightened beings of the past, present and future.

Such enlightened intoduction have achieved a state in which there is no separation or distinction between high and low; there is only the complete equality of the enlightened experience.

This selfless dedication to others is the true meaning of bodhicitta and that is why bodhicitta is not only the major prerequisite of tantra, it is also the most important fruit of this practice. For example, looking at lovely girls walking down the street, used to be a real mind wandering wish-fest! We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

I don’t buy that. Take the practice of thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara, for example. Sep 03, Toria rated it did not like it.

During the reading of lntroduction 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.

What are the results? Very inspiring, clear and practical on its approach. 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!

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This introduction yeshw and explains how to channel the powerful energies aroused by human desires, and how to transform lives with them. Lama Yeshe is one of the clearest and most generous of buddhist authors and I cannot be more grateful to read his books.

Jun 20, Matt Harris rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive?