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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It’s made worse by constant reminders to “not be so analytical and intellectual” and to “stay open to experiencing things”. 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 to one thousand suffering beings. To ask other readers questions about Introduction to Tantraplease sign up.

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

Before we can board the lightning vehicle of tantra, we atntra 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. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? I say ‘bad news’ because tantra is supposed to be the Buddhist ‘fast lane’ to enlightenment.

Lama Yeshe is one of the clearest and most generous of heshe authors and I cannot be more grateful to read his books. Of course, the buddhist concept of desire is that it leads to attachment towards objects, or people, or the self.

Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire

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? And, if you do not feel comfortable manifesting in this way, you can always relate your meditation to your own culture and manifest your inner being as Jesus, Saint Francis, Kwan Yin or any other holy being.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Deity-yoga is envisioning oneself as a deity so as to take on said deity’s attributes, and guru-yoga is leaning upon another faulty human being, a guru, and essentially worshipping this person as another deity as you attempt to mesh both the deity and guru with your own inner guru.


Introduction to Tantra: Lama Yeshe

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x At the moment we are temporarily incapable of dealing effectively with the problems created by or egotistical mind. Open Preview See a Problem? We have to realise that our low opinion of ourselves, which keeps us trapped in the cycle of perpetual dissatisfaction, only arises because we are ignorant of our basic, essentially pure nature.

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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

introdyction This introduction recognizes and explains how to channel the powerful energies aroused by human desires, and how to transform lives with them. For example, It would introoduction be more useful to 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.

Oct 06, Maleka rated it it was introducion. Oct 16, Janine rated it it was amazing. 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. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Unfortunately, I found it to be full of a lot of woo. How should it be practiced? There are so many tantric deities – Avalokiteshvara, Manjushri, Tara and the rest – into whose practice you can be initiated; there are so many tanttra you can meditate upon.

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’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. It spends more time in defense of tantra saying what tantra is NOT, rather than spending time telling us what the hell tantra IS.

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Introduction to Tantra : The Transformation of Desire

Books by Lama Thubten Yeshe. How can somebody who makes obviously wrong claims like that be considered a good resource for anything? 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.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Tantra recognizes that the powerful energy aroused by our desire is an indispensable resource for the spiritual path. 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.

It also seems somewhat heterosexist. May 18, Polly Trout rated it it was amazing. Provides a nice groundwork for understanding Tibetan Tantric Buddhism.

Bodhisattvas, literally meaning ‘heroes of enlightenment’, are courageous individuals who dedicate their entire being towards a single goal, ie. 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.

I don’t buy that. In other words, we need to be inspired. 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. Want to Read saving…. Yet it 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.

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. Take the practice of thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara, for example.

Got a little redundant. The book explains the benefits of being aware tamtra desire and attachment in terms of relating day to day with anyone.