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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Or cure their cancer with positive thinking.

However not all books give a lasting insight which one can trace through years. Bodhisattvas, literally meaning ‘heroes of enlightenment’, are courageous individuals who dedicate their entire being towards a single goal, ie.

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. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for heshe, photography lovers and more.

Introduction to Tantra : The Transformation of Desire

geshe The lightning vehicle of tantra is therefore intended for those who wish to help others as much as possible, as quickly as possible.

The bad news is that the first step is to stop focusing on yourself and start focusing on alleviating the suffering of others. The former refers to that aspect of boddhicitta defined above, whereas the latter refers to the discriminative awareness prajna of directly realising emptiness which is induced by the altruistic motivation of boddhicitta.

How can somebody who makes obviously wrong claims like that be considered a good resource for anything? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Literally, bodhi means ‘enlightenment’ and citta, ‘mind’.

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.

This meshing is done through meditation and visualization, as well as the required initiation rites and the receipt of ’empowerments’ from your guru. At that stage an individual becomes a boddhisattva.

May 11, Rhonda rated it it yesh amazing.

Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire

So it’s hard to tantta some of the claims they make, especially when they’re alongside statements like “this one person cured their cancer by changing their thinking! I don’t think life is as simple as having one clearly defined mission. 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.


I’m also reading several of yyeshe 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 with combining tantra, humanism, mysticism, and social justice as Tk am — oh, and if you meet someone like that, be sure to give them my phone number. These criticisms aside, I did love reading the book, and felt many of the techniques heshe in it really are useful and do contribute to the practitioner’s experience of bliss and wisdom.

Open Preview See a Problem? Tantra is about yesje 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.

Bodhicitta is Necessary for Practising Tantra. 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. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Ultimately, Lama Yeshe actually states ‘We won’t get anywhere if we try to learn from a book, hoping to figure things out ourselves,’ and that ‘guru-yoga is the root of the tantric path.

I wanted intrlduction highlight sentences from almost every paragraph. There’s no sex in it. 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 tantga. It also seems somewhat heterosexist. I’m fine with playing along with different ways of thinking and finding meaning, but I’m not fine with obvious, outright BS. Simple, true and practical.

Such enlightened beings have achieved a state in which there is no separation or distinction between high and low; there is only the complete equality of the enlightened experience. Before we can board the lightning vehicle of tantra, we have introductkon 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 book is not about what you probably think it’s about. I can’t say as I was blown away by this book. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Want to Yesne Currently Reading Read. Of course, the buddhist concept of desire is that it leads to attachment towards objects, or introdcution, or the self.

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I hear that not all followers follow plans like Lama Yeshe’s to the letter, though he does speak with such an authoritative voice that one would think that his plan is the tried and true method to attain enlightenment. Feb 28, Florin Pitea rated it it was amazing. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

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. It spends more time in defense of tantra saying what tantra is NOT, rather than spending time telling us what the hell tantra IS.

Oct 28, Gerd added it. He was a wonderful person who had the unique quality of conveying the true message of the union of compassion and wisdom.

Introduction to Tantra: Lama Yeshe

As a prerequisite for the successful practice of tantra, the development of bodhicitta is absolutely necessary It has been said by all masters that to be properly qualified to practise tantra, we must possess a very strong bodhicitta motivation. I happened upon this after reading through David Chapman’s hypertext book “Meaningness” and checking out his other blog posts where he talks about tantra. 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.

Mar 08, Timothy Warnock rated it liked it. Relying on external factors for happiness can be a perilous but exciting!