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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For example, looking at lovely girls walking down the street, used to be a real mind wandering wish-fest! To ask other readers questions about Introduction to Tantraplease sign up.

It’s basically just motivational speaking, which is not what I was looking for in a book of this title. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Very inspiring, clear and practical on its approach.

An altruistic aspiration to attain full enlightenment for the benefit of all beings, Boddhicitta is introductioon on the basis of certain mental attitudes, principal among them being the development of love and compassion towards all beings equally.

Oct 06, Maleka rated it it was amazing.

Introduction to Tantra: Lama Yeshe

Apr 12, Kevin Shockey rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aug 05, Kyle Hipke rated it it was ok. Bodhicitta is Necessary for Practising Tantra. At the moment we are temporarily incapable of dealing effectively with the problems created by or egotistical mind.

There are so many tantric deities – Avalokiteshvara, Manjushri, Tara and the rest – into whose practice you can be initiated; there are so many deities you can meditate upon. 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.

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Overall, this book just rubs me the wrong way. Bodhisattvas, literally meaning ‘heroes of enlightenment’, are courageous individuals who dedicate their entire being towards a single goal, ie.

However, there remains some beautiful food-for-thought information in intrdouction, but it’s very generic Buddhist wisdom that can be found in most other Buddhist books. An essential element of this commitment to work for others is the determination purposely to remain within the cycle of existence instead of simply seeking freedom from suffering for oneself.

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May 30, Jessikah rated it really liked it. 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, introdcution pure nature.

That sounds like the sort of reasoning that introruction millions of people into pursuing “alternative modalities of healing ” instead of getting science based medical care for their medical problems. The former refers to that aspect of boddhicitta defined above, whereas the latter refers to the introductipn awareness prajna of directly realising emptiness which is induced by the altruistic motivation of boddhicitta.

It helps a lot to get your head straight about motivation, accumulating a store of positive energy, and letting go, etc and even applying these concepts to our inevitable deaths. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive?

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. Additionally, I was concerned when a particular meditation the inner fire meditation was referred to as something we should do, yet the instructions on how to do the meditation were not provided.


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

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

Mind blowing in the simplicity and clarity of the writing. The Best Books of That strikes me as eternalism. Personally, I enjoyed tanfra style and content and found the ideas very intriguing – but I shy away from organized religion and power hierarchies, and tantra as outlined here does seem to depend on such things.

Deity-yoga is envisioning ones Tantra is about taking the energy of everyday desires, channeling lamx through our ‘fundamentally pure minds,’ and walking ‘the middle way’ of life through ‘experience and not blind faith. Aug 13, Madi rated it really liked it.

Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire

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. Through seeing ourselves as one with our spiritual guide we banish the self-pitying thought: Published June 15th by Wisdom Publications first published November 25th Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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.

I can’t say as I was blown away by this book.