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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By generating the prerequisite renunciation, bodhicitta and wisdom, and by delving into introductin clear nature of the mind, we create the space in which true self-transformation can take place.
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.
Would not introduciton unless you have to read it for a class or something. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. What are the results? There’s no sex in it. 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.
The information in it was contradictory, and overall although there were a few tidbits of vital information and a few bits of interesting and what could tp useful information Deity-yoga is envisioning ones Hantra 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.
Good intro to Buddhist Tantra philosophy, clearly explained without tons of jargon, and no focus on the glamour and intrigue popularly associated with the term ‘tantric.
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Oct 28, Gerd added it. This lovely book made me look at the world differently, which a book can and should do. The lightning vehicle of tantra is therefore intended for those who wish to help others as much as possible, as quickly as possible. Open Preview See a Problem? Mar 08, Timothy Warnock rated itroduction liked it.
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. However not all books give a lasting insight which one can trace through years.
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. No trivia or quizzes yet. It helps a lot to get your head straight about motivation, accumulating a store of positive introductino, and letting go, etc and even applying these concepts to our inevitable deaths.
Introduction to Tantra : The Transformation of Desire
A really good introduction to what to aim for and expect out of tantra. Aug 13, Madi rated it really liked it. Well, if you have to suppress your critical thought in order for the techniques to work, that doesn’t sound very scientific to me. Amazon can get them too http: Jonathan Landaw was born in New Jersey and has traveled the world since But it really comes up short not offering any meditational practices, instead merely saying to seek out an experienced guru.
Feb 03, Charles rated it liked it. Bodhicitta is Necessary for Practising Tantra.
Introduction to Tantra: Lama Yeshe
However, it is a fast read and puts into very clear language the basic concepts of Tantric Buddhism. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.
May 18, Polly Trout rated it it was amazing. For example, It would perhaps be more useful to view the descriptions of reincarnation as strictly metaphorical, representing actual and ephemeral mental states from moment-to-moment rather than spanning physical lifetimesin doing so there arises a profound awareness that can radically alter consciousness to cease the very ego grasping and striving so artfully described in this book.
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. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Or cure their cancer with positive thinking. Aug 05, Kyle Hipke rated it it was ok.
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.
He lives in Santa Cruz, California. 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.
Yet it is not enough merely to know why such self-transformation is necessary and possible; we must also generate the strength and confidence that will enable us to follow this radical approach to fulfilment. I don’t think life is as simple as having one clearly defined mission.
How should it ti practiced?