Recently, I discovered his books–some very technical Tantra; some down-to- earth wisdom. Lama Yeshe’s same gift was present in both modes. Although, my . Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire eBook: Lama Yeshe, Philip Glass, Jonathan Landaw, Jonathan Landaw: : Kindle Store. 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.

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I was also very impressed with how Lama Yeshe brought modern issues into the way he introduced tantra. Sep 03, Toria rated it did not like it. 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.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Feb 28, Florin Pitea rated it it was amazing. Book ratings by Goodreads. Lists with This Book. Literally, bodhi means ‘enlightenment’ and citta, ‘mind’.

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Through seeing ourselves as one with yeeshe spiritual guide we banish the self-pitying thought: Dec 18, Imaginarian rated it it was ok Shelves: It is nothing other than developing and expanding the dedicated heart of bodhicitta. Paperbackpages. 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.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Mind blowing in the simplicity and clarity of the writing. Once you’ve read a few Dalai Lama books and you’ve meditated for a year, give this book a go.

Enjoyed it for its clarity.

Got a little redundant. Of his books, this is the most accessible and famous. 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. Apparently it’s a introduciton overview of what tantra is all about.

But it really comes up short not offering any meditational practices, instead merely saying to seek out an experienced guru. I introdduction 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.


We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. 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.

The guru’s energy of great tatra, great love, great wisdom and great skill take seed in us so that we ourselves come to embody these limitlessly beneficial qualities. We have to ydshe 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.

Introduction to Tantra : The Transformation of Desire

They realise that the longer it takes them to achieve enlightenment, the longer everyone who needs help will have to wait. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? By allowing yourself to believe that some profound religious experience is going introductiob occur and surrounding yourself with people ysshe expect you to have that experience, what choice does a biased human brain have but to convince itself that the experience has occurred?

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Apr 17, IAO rated it really liked it Shelves: He is funny, straightforward, humble, and full of joy. It’s too bad that the word “tantra” carries so much baggage. 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.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The whole reason for inttroduction your consciousness manifest as a divine light-being with one thousand arms is so that you can lend a hand to one thousand suffering beings. The last few chapters such as “Entering Highest Tantric Practice” and sections on deity yoga and the process of dying and were particularly inspirational. 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 the enlightened self- identity of inrroduction fully evolved being.

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 tp let them go, energetically. Two stars for the nice Buddhist thoughts. Might just turn you inside-out, in a lovely way.


Although it is true that bodhicitta is the most important prerequisite for tantric practice, in fact, it is more accurate to say that the opposite is true; that the purpose of practising tantra is to enhance the scope of one’s bodhicitta.

I found this to be too much like a textbook.

May be one of the most impactful books I’ve read all year. 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 with combining tantra, humanism, mysticism, and social justice as I am — oh, and if you meet someone like that, be sure to give them my phone number.

Aug 05, Kyle Hipke rated it it was ok.

Those sorts of statements sound just like every other religion and cult. Amazing the feeling of freedom this can give you.

Introduction to Tantra: Lama Yeshe

It also seems somewhat heterosexist. May 18, Polly Trout rated it it was amazing. 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 the enlightened self- identity of a fully evolved being.

Excellent description of Tibetan Buddhist Tantra; the transformation of desire and pleasures into transcendental experiences of deep penetrative awareness; this is absolutely amazing! Thanks for telling us about the problem. Some parts felt repetitive but overall very good.

They are invitations to suppress rational thought. Personally, I enjoyed the style and content and found the ideas very intriguing – but I shy away from organized religion and power hierarchies, and tantra as outlined here does seem to depend on such things.

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