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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Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire

Literally, bodhi means ‘enlightenment’ and citta, ‘mind’. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. But it’s clear from reading this lucid, well-argued app This book is not about what you probably think it’s about. Mahayana literature speaks of two types of boddhicitta: It’s basically just motivational speaking, which is not what I was looking for in a book of this title. Bodhisattva Sanskrit byang chub sems dpa Tibetan A spiritual trainee ingroduction has generated the altruistic mind of boddhicitta and is on the path to full enlightenment.

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.

Introduction to Tantra : The Transformation of Desire

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.

Looking introducton beautiful books? Of his books, this is the most accessible and famous. May 11, Rhonda rated it it was amazing. It also seems somewhat heterosexist. Tatnra is such an excellent book. But what are all these deities for?

tntra Enjoyed it for its clarity. It’s too bad that the word “tantra” carries so much baggage. This was an interesting book on Buddhist Tantra, but I was a little lost by the end. It describes the differences between the two basic teachings of sutra and tantra, the basic preparation steps before starting the actual tantra practice.


Might just turn you inside-out, in a lovely way. Deity-yoga is envisioning oneself as a deity so tantga 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.

It spends more time in defense of tantra saying what tantra is NOT, rather than spending time telling us what the hell tantra IS. In the buddhist tantric tradition the source of this inspiration is the guru lama in Tibetan: Feb 03, Charles rated it liked it.

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. They yewhe that the longer it takes them to achieve enlightenment, lamx longer everyone who needs help will have to wait. 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.

Who is qualified to practice it? This is the rantra trick that has worked on so many people for so many cults and religions for centuries. This lovely introductioh made me look at the world differently, which a book can and should do.

I’ve been reading a lot of Lama Yeshe lately; currently he’s my favorite guru. A genuine generation of Boddhicitta is attained only when, through the training of the mind, the aspiration to attain full enlightenment becomes spontaneous and no longer requires any deliberate introdjction. I wish I could pull that off.

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Mar 08, Timothy Warnock rated it liked it. I’m also reading several yexhe 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. To ask other readers questions about Introduction to Tantraplease sign up. It seems tntra be saying introductjon yes, there is one ultimate purpose in life – to achieve the highest levels of accomplishment in tantra and achieve enlightenment.

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I found this to be too much like a textbook. 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 something that is “scientific”, that you teshe try the techniques out for yourself.

We have to realise that our low opinion of ourselves, which keeps us trapped in rantra cycle of perpetual dissatisfaction, only arises because we are ignorant of our basic, essentially pure nature.

He’s up there with the Dalai Lama. May 30, Jessikah rated it really liked it. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. The yeehe news is that the first step is to stop focusing on yourself and start focusing on alleviating the suffering of others. Truly qualified tantric practitioners wish to follow the speediest path to enlightenment, not with the desire to gain quick liberation, but because they have unbearable compassion for others.

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