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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Open Preview See a Problem? Apr 12, Nick rated it it was amazing. I found this to be too much like a textbook.
Introduction to Tantra : The Transformation of Desire
I definitely feel that Itnroduction now have a better understanding of Tibetan Buddhism, and have picked up a few useful concepts and a really general patchy ot 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. Amazon can get them too http: I say ‘bad news’ because tantra is supposed to be the Buddhist ‘fast lane’ to enlightenment.
Home Lamaa Us Help Free delivery worldwide. 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!
Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 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. May 30, Jessikah rated it really liked it.
Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire by Lama Thubten Yeshe
This attachment can prove unfulfilling and empty since we bby have incorrect views of the self and others, viewing them as separate entities and disconnected with us. Introductioh, no, this has virtually nothing to say about sex. 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.
Such enlightened beings have achieved a state in which there is no separation or distinction between high and low; there introducfion only the complete equality of the enlightened experience. 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.
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. I’m also reading several of his more obscure books, which I’m getting a lot introducgion of but I would be hesitant to recommend them to anyone else I know, unless they were as obsessed with combining tantra, humanism, mysticism, and social justice as I am — oh, ontroduction if you meet someone like that, be sure to give them my phone number.
Very useful and inspiring. I wish I could pull that off. How can somebody who makes obviously wrong claims like that be considered a good resource for anything?
Excellent description of Tibetan Buddhist Tantra; the transformation of desire and pleasures into transcendental experiences of deep penetrative awareness; this is absolutely amazing! To help solve this problem, Shakyamuni Buddha taught methods for breaking out of our ego prison and identifying ourselves with the enlightened beings introductikn the introductiln, present and future.
Return to Book Page. However, there remains some beautiful food-for-thought information in here, but it’s very generic Buddhist wisdom that can be found in most other Buddhist books.
Apr 17, IAO rated it really liked it Shelves: For example, looking at lovely girls walking down the street, used to be a real mind wandering wish-fest! The other thing I don’t like about this is the emphasis on accomplishment. The concepts are pretty universal in my opinion and could be just as useful to someone pursuing an Abrahamic or Pagan path as an Eastern one hell, even a psychedelic path. Mahayana literature speaks of two types of boddhicitta: 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.
The bad news is that the first step is to stop focusing on yourself and start focusing on alleviating the suffering of others. He was a wonderful person who had the unique quality of conveying the true message of the union of compassion and wisdom.
Unfortunately, I found it to be full of a lot of woo. Through seeing ourselves as one with our spiritual guide we banish the self-pitying thought: