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This talk is Lama’s introduction to this series and constitutes a wonderful explanation of the fundamentals of tantric practice. These teachings are included in. Introduction to Tantra has ratings and 31 reviews. Polly said: I’ve been reading a lot of Lama Yeshe lately; currently he’s my favorite guru. He is f. 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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What are the results? I wish I could pull that off.

Introduction to Tantra

I’m fine with playing along with different ways of thinking and finding meaning, but I’m not fine with obvious, outright BS. The book explains the benefits of being aware of desire and attachment in terms of relating day to day with anyone. Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only. Ultimately, the book sounds like more of a sales pitch than anything, constantly boasting of all the amazing things that will happen if you follow what they say, constantly reminding you to suppress your critical thought while also claiming to be introducfion that is “scientific”, yesue you can try the techniques out for yourself.

Introduction to Tantr: The Transformation of Desire – Lama Yeshe – Google Books

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. Overthrowing the Tyranny of Ordinary Appearances. Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. It is not about the kind of tantra associated with sex, per se, although of course this can be a very high expression of the tantric concepts.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Price may vary by retailer. A really good introduction to what to aim for and expect out of tantra. 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. Dec 18, Imaginarian rated it it was ok Shelves: Deity-yoga is envisioning ones 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.


But it’s clear from reading this lucid, well-argued app This book is not about what you probably think it’s about. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Selected pages Title Page. The last few chapters such as “Entering Highest Tantric Practice” and sections on deity yoga and the process of dying and were particularly inspirational.

Refresh and try again. Sign up and get a free eBook! Published June 15th by Wisdom Publications first published November 25th Very useful and inspiring.

An eye-opening introduction to Tantric Buddhism, so very, very, helpful. Easy to read and understand.

Lama Yeshe presents tantra as a practice leading to joy and self-discovery, with teshe vision of reality that is simple, clear, and relevant to 21st-century life. I say ‘bad news’ because tantra is supposed to be the Buddhist ‘fast lane’ to enlightenment. These criticisms aside, I did love reading the book, and felt many of the techniques outlined in it really introdudtion useful and do contribute to the practitioner’s experience of bliss and wisdom.

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

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. Once you’ve read a few Introductuon Lama books and you’ve meditated for a year, give this book a go.

This new edition of this classic text includes a new foreword by Philip Glass and a new cover design, but leaves untouched Lama Yeshe’s excellent original text, edited by Jonathan Landaw. Oct 06, Maleka rated it it was amazing. I really enjoyed reading about tantric meditation.

It’s basically just motivational speaking, which is not what I was looking for in a book of this title. Lama Yeshe explains the tantric practices–envisioning a deity the buddha or one of the other manifestations such as Chenrezig or Manjushri, as a body of light before you and having that deity sit How should it be practiced? Of course, the buddhist concept of desire is that it leads to attachment towards objects, or people, or the self.


The bad news is that the first step is to stop focusing on yourself and start focusing on alleviating the suffering of others.

Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire

Open Preview Yeshf a Problem? I hear that not all followers follow plans like Lama Yeshe’s to the letter, though tantta does speak with such an authoritative voice that one would think that his plan is the tried and true method to attain enlightenment. And according to the tantric teachings of Buddhism, this remarkable transformation can be realized very quickly if we utilize all aspects of our human energy – especially the energy of our desires.

New edition of this perennial classic. Of his books, this is the most accessible and famous. Sep 03, Toria rated it did not like it. How can somebody who makes obviously wrong claims like that be considered a good resource for anything? This lovely book made me look at the world differently, which a book can and should do. Apr 17, IAO rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 07, Nikki rated it liked it.

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. How should it be practiced?

Mar 23, Safoura added it. Might just turn you inside-out, in a lovely way. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. For example, introductiin at lovely girls walking down the street, used to be a real mind wandering wish-fest!