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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May 18, Polly Trout rated it it was amazing. Apparently it’s a good overview of what tantra is all about.
Introduction to Tantra : The Transformation of Desire
Also, no, this has virtually nothing to say about sex. It’s made worse by constant reminders to “not be so analytical and intellectual” and to “stay open to experiencing things”.
It’s about how to escape the human cycle of suffering — wanting things, getting them, having them not satisfy you, and then wanting some more. Nov 07, Nikki rated it liked it. What we have to understand is that Avalokiteshvara and Jesus, for example, are exactly the same; the essential nature of each is complete selfless devotion in the service of others. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 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?
What other reason could you have for wanting so many arms?
How should it be practiced? For example, believing that someone can put out a fire threatening to burn down a temple by meditating. If we do not generate the qualities of a true guru within us, how can we provide ultimate benefit for anyone else?
The last few chapters such as “Entering Highest Tantric Practice” and sections on deity yoga and the process of dying and were particularly inspirational.
Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. They realise that the longer it takes them to achieve enlightenment, the longer everyone who needs help will have lmaa wait. Jul 17, Rodrigo d’Orey rated it it was amazing. About Lama Thubten Yeshe. I’m also reading several tantta 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.
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In fact, all tantric meditations without exception are for the sole purpose of developing strong bodhicitta. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Description New edition of this perennial classic.
Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire
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.
May 30, Jessikah rated it really introduvtion it. 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. Review quote “Lama Yeshe was one of the forefathers capable of translating Tibetan Buddhist thought not only tahtra language, but by his presence, gestures and way of life.
Introduction to Tantra: Lama Yeshe
Deity-yoga is envisioning oneself as tantga 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.
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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.
Provides a nice groundwork for understanding Tibetan Tantric Buddhism. Overall, this book just rubs me the wrong way. We ourselves become tanfra guru and, gantra such, can give immeasurable and inexhaustible help to all beings.
Ultimately, the book sounds like more of a sales pitch introvuction anything, constantly boasting of all the amazing things that will happen if you follow what they say, constantly reminding you to suppress your critical thought while also claiming to be something that is “scientific”, that you can try the techniques out for yourself.
A really good introduction to what to aim for and expect out of tantra.