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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Or 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. 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. You will discover that tantra is more about seeing yourself as a God and about having the ability to transcend into a better place in the death.

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

But it’s clear from reading this lucid, well-argued approach to getting started on escaping samsara that the fast lane is still a long, slow struggle with desire, meditation, and turning your attention to the world to help others and away from the world to get some clarity for yourself. 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.

The whole reason for having 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.

Take the practice of thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara, for example. 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. It seems to be saying that yes, there is one ultimate purpose in life – to achieve the highest levels of accomplishment in tantra and achieve enlightenment.

I don’t buy that.

This is the same trick that has worked on so many people for so many cults and religions for centuries. Those sorts of statements intgoduction just like every other religion and cult. Might just turn you inside-out, in a lovely way. Would not recommend unless you have to read it for a class or something. The book explains the benefits of being aware of desire and attachment in terms of relating day to day with anyone.


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Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire by Lama Thubten Yeshe

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Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x He spent six years living in northern India studying Tibetan Buddhism and is introruction editor and author of a number of Buddhist ydshe, including Wisdom Energy and Buddhism for Dummies. At that stage an individual becomes a boddhisattva. Jul 17, Diamond rated it it was ok Shelves: Mar 23, Safoura added it. Aug 05, Kyle Hipke rated it it was ok.

This is such an excellent book. This lovely book made me look at the world differently, which a book can and should do.

Introduction to Tantra : The Transformation of Desire

The guru’s energy of great compassion, great love, great wisdom and great skill take seed in us so that we ourselves come to embody these limitlessly beneficial qualities. A genuine generation of Boddhicitta is attained only when, through the training of yese mind, the aspiration to attain full enlightenment becomes spontaneous and no longer requires any deliberate exertion. Of course, the buddhist concept of desire is that it leads to attachment towards objects, or people, or the self.

Very useful and inspiring. A really good introduction to what to aim for and expect out of tantra.

Introduction to Tantra : Lama Yeshe :

Meaning is more nebulous than that. Bodhicitta Sanskrit byang chub kyi sems, bodhicitta Tibetan: If we do not generate the qualities of a true guru within us, how can we provide ultimate benefit for anyone else?

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 introuction do the meditation were not provided.

Yet it is not enough merely to know lam 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 text explains how someone can use tantric Tibetan buddhism to reach enlightenment efficiently, which theoretically will allow you to, like Lama Yeshe, control the process of dying and rebirth so that you can help others and create a more compassionate world.


However, it is a fast read and puts into very clear language the basic concepts of Tantric Buddhism. Jonathan Landaw was born in New Jersey and has traveled the world since But it’s clear from reading this lucid, well-argued app This book is not about what you probably think it’s about.

In they founded the international Buddhist organization, the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition FPMTwhich now has more than centers, projects and services worldwide.

I say ‘bad news’ because tantra is supposed to be the Buddhist ‘fast lane’ laama enlightenment. I definitely feel that I now have a better understanding of Tibetan Buddhism, and have picked up a few useful concepts and a really general patchy outline of what’s going on in tantric practices, but really would have preferred a deeper text, in fact the whole second half of the book just seemed a bit rushed.

Overall, this book just rubs me the wrong way.

Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire

And the root of the tantric path is unifying oneself with this source of inspiration through the practice of guru-yoga. Nov 07, Nikki rated it liked it.

It’s a book about the mind by someone who is clearly not up to date on all the new knowledge we’ve gained on how the brain actually works. I really enjoyed reading about tantric meditation. By allowing yourself to believe that some profound religious experience is going to occur and surrounding yourself with people who expect you to have that experience, what choice does a biased human brain have but to convince itself that the experience has occurred? 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.

Published June 15th by Wisdom Publications first published November 25th