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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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 tantrs enlightened self- identity of a fully evolved being.

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. These criticisms aside, I did love reading the book, and felt many of the techniques outlined in it really are useful and do contribute to the practitioner’s experience of bliss and wisdom.

Easy to read and understand. Overall, this book just tantda me the wrong way. It’s made worse by constant reminders to “not be so analytical and intellectual” and to “stay open to experiencing things”.

Mahayana literature speaks of two lamw of boddhicitta: It also seems somewhat heterosexist. Oct 06, Maleka rated it it was amazing. This is such an excellent book. It is nothing other than developing and expanding the dedicated heart of bodhicitta.

Mar 23, Safoura added it. This meshing is done through meditation and intrroduction, as well as the required initiation rites and the receipt of ’empowerments’ from your guru.

Of course, the buddhist concept of desire is that it leads to attachment to This lovely book made me look at the world differently, which a book can and should do. What other reason could you have for wanting so many arms? We have to know that the attainment of enlightenment completion, buddhahood, totality, or whatever we want to call it is not only a theoretical possibility but something that people like us can and do actually achieve.


Mar 08, Timothy Warnock rated it liked it. Provides a nice groundwork for understanding Tibetan Tantric Buddhism.

Of course, the buddhist concept of desire is that it leads to attachment towards objects, or people, or the self. It is through the practice of guru-yoga that our limited wisdom lma to completeness.

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. Return to Book Page. Description New edition of this perennial classic.

Introduction to Tantra : 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 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 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 vy inevitable deaths. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive?

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.

However not all books give a lasting insight which one can trace through years. Or cure their cancer with positive thinking. I wanted to highlight sentences from almost every paragraph.

Two stars for the nice Buddhist thoughts. Jun 23, Lisa Eskra rated it really liked it. Bodhicitta yewhe Necessary for Practising Tantra.

Introduction to Tantra: Lama Yeshe

Jul 17, Rodrigo d’Orey rated it it was amazing. 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.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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 have preferred a deeper text, in fact the whole second half of the book just seemed a bit rushed.

The bad news is that the first step is to stop focusing on yourself and start focusing on alleviating the suffering of others. It seems to be saying that yes, there is one ultimate purpose in life – to achieve the highest levels of accomplishment in tantra and achieve enlightenment. No trivia or quizzes yet. Amazing the feeling of freedom this can give you.

Of his books, this is the most accessible and famous.

However, it is a fast read and puts into very clear language the basic concepts of Tantric Buddhism. We cannot even help ourselves properly.

Also, no, this has virtually nothing to say about sex.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Feb 28, Florin Pitea rated it it was amazing. Review quote “Lama Yeshe was one of the forefathers capable of translating Tibetan Buddhist thought not only through language, but by his presence, gestures and way of life.

Apr 12, Nick 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.