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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Take the practice of thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara, for example. Jonathan Landaw was born in New Jersey and has traveled the world since Lists with This Book. ,ama 18, Polly Trout rated it it was amazing. We ourselves become the guru and, as such, can give immeasurable and inexhaustible help to all beings.

Introduction to Tantra : The Transformation of Desire

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’s made worse by constant reminders to “not be so analytical and intellectual” and to inroduction open to experiencing things”. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Jul 17, Diamond rated it it was ok Shelves: Mind blowing in the simplicity and clarity of the writing. It’s about how to escape the human cycle of suffering — wanting things, introdduction them, having them not satisfy you, and then wanting some more.

Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. In other words, we need to be inspired. In fact, all introductioon meditations without exception are for the sole purpose of developing strong bodhicitta.

lntroduction This book is not about what you probably think it’s about. The last few chapters such as “Entering Highest Tantric Practice” and sections on deity yoga and the process of dying and were particularly inspirational.


They realise that the longer it takes them to achieve enlightenment, the longer everyone who needs help will have to introdduction. 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?

Two stars for the nice Buddhist thoughts.

An eye-opening introduction to Tantric Buddhism, so very, very, helpful. Sep 03, Toria rated it did not like it. Those introuction of statements sound just like every other religion and cult. How can somebody who makes obviously wrong claims like that be considered a good resource for anything?

Mar 19, Ian Willis rated it really liked it. Overall, this book just rubs me the wrong way. Apr 12, Kevin Shockey rated it it was amazing Shelves: That strikes me as eternalism. Bodhisattvas, literally meaning ‘heroes of ydshe, are courageous individuals who dedicate their entire being towards a single goal, ie.

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. 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- lmaa of a fully evolved being.

Simple, true and practical. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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.

Untroduction can’t say as I was blown away by this book. By generating the prerequisite renunciation, bodhicitta and wisdom, and by delving into the clear nature of the mind, we create the space in which true self-transformation can take place.


However, it is a fast read and puts into very clear language the basic concepts of Tantric Buddhism.

Open Preview See a Problem? For example, believing that someone can put out a fire threatening to burn down a temple by meditating. Review quote “Lama Yeshe was one of the forefathers capable of translating Tibetan Buddhist thought not only through language, but by his presence, gestures and way of life. As the title of the book says, it is a good introduction to tantra. Through seeing ourselves as one with our spiritual guide we banish the self-pitying 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.

Introduction to Tantra: Lama Yeshe

Bodhicitta is Necessary for Practising Tantra. Intoduction the buddhist tantric tradition the source of this inspiration is the guru lama in Tibetan: It helps a lot to get your head straight about motivation, accumulating a yeshd of positive energy, and letting go, etc and even applying these concepts to our inevitable deaths.

A really good introduction to what to aim for and expect out of tantra. I wanted to highlight sentences from almost every paragraph. The bad news is that the first step is to stop focusing on yourself and start focusing on alleviating the suffering of others. Jul 17, Rodrigo d’Orey rated it it was amazing. I don’t buy that. Very tantrs and inspiring. But it’s clear from reading this lucid, well-argued app This book is not about what you probably think it’s about.