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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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. This lovely book made me look at the world differently, which a book can and should do.

Introduction to Tantra : The Transformation of Desire

Some parts felt repetitive but overall very good. 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 ontroduction for oneself.

The book explains the benefits of being aware of desire and attachment in terms of relating day to day with anyone. Amazon can get them too http: To ask other readers questions about Introductioh to Tantraplease sign up.

Apparently it’s a good overview of what tantra is all about. 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.

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And introducgion 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. Bodhicitta is Necessary for Practising Tantra.

That strikes me as eternalism. The lightning vehicle of tantra is therefore intended for those who wish to help others as much as possible, as quickly as possible. Bodhisattva Sanskrit byang chub sems dpa Tibetan A spiritual trainee who has generated the altruistic mind of boddhicitta and is on the path to full enlightenment. Mar 19, Ian Willis rated it really liked it.

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Well, if you have to suppress your critical thought in order for the techniques to work, that doesn’t sound very scientific to me. 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. Feb 03, Charles rated it liked it.

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.

Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire

May 30, Jessikah rated introductio really liked it. 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. It’s too bad that the word “tantra” carries so much baggage.

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

The Transformation of Desire. I’m also reading several of his more obscure books, which I’m getting a lot out of but I would be hesitant to ti 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.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. A genuine generation of Boddhicitta is attained only when, through the training of the mind, the aspiration to attain full tantea becomes spontaneous and no longer requires any deliberate exertion. Mar 16, Ariele rated it liked it.

Relying on external factors for happiness can be a perilous but exciting! Tantta is the same trick that has worked on so many people for so many cults and religions for centuries. 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 tanrta preferred a deeper text, in fact the whole second half of the book just seemed a bit rushed.

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We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. It spends more time in defense of tantra saying what tantra is Introductjon, rather than spending time telling us what the he I wanted a primary source overview of what tantra actually tantrz in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, as background understanding for research in lucid dreams and Tibetan dream yoga.

Description New edition of this perennial classic. Lama Yeshe is one of the clearest and most generous of buddhist authors and I introduuction be more grateful to read his books. Open Preview See a Problem? I gave this a 3, but really, parts of it were a 5 containing some of the best passages I have ever read on Tantra while other parts a 1 containing easily refuted logic and divisive views of human nature.

Jun 23, Lisa Eskra rated it really liked it. I wanted to highlight sentences from almost every paragraph. For example, believing that someone can put out a fire threatening to burn down a temple by meditating.

We ourselves become the guru and, itnroduction such, can give immeasurable and inexhaustible help to all beings.

Introduction to Tantra: Lama Yeshe

Published June 15th by Wisdom Publications first published November 25th About Lama Thubten Yeshe. 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.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Of course, the buddhist concept of desire is that it leads to attachment towards objects, or people, or the self.