This talk is Lama’s introduction to this series and constitutes a wonderful explanation of the fundamentals of tantric practice. These teachings are included in. 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. 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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Once you’ve read a few Dalai Lama books and you’ve meditated for a year, give this book a go. Also, no, this has virtually nothing to say about sex.

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This book is not about what you probably think it’s about. The Transformation of Desire. Who is qualified to practice it? Simply the best introductory text on traditional Buddhist Tantra. Oct 06, Maleka rated it it was amazing. Mind blowing in the simplicity and clarity of the writing. Feb 03, Charles rated it liked it. According tantda Buddhism, every human being has the potential to achieve profound and introdcution happiness.

Tantra recognizes that the powerful energy aroused by our desire is an indispensable resource for the spiritual path. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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 tantrw and rebirth so that you can help others and create a more compassionate world.


Of course, the buddhist concept of desire is that it leads to attachment towards objects, or people, or the self. That strikes me as eternalism. You will discover that tantra is more about seeing yourself as a God and yfshe having the ability to transcend into a better place in the death.

But sometimes if you can be aware of how an attachment to something actually takes away from the enjoyment of it, for example habitually eating something sweet when it’s not needed and watching the comedown from that half an hour later, it can be amazing.

Lama Yeshe is one of the clearest and most generous of buddhist authors and I cannot be more grateful to read his books.

The concepts are pretty universal in my opinion and could be just as useful to someone pursuing an Abrahamic or Pagan path as an Eastern one hell, even a psychedelic path. Might just turn you inside-out, in a lovely way. It’s basically just motivational speaking, which is not what I was looking for yeshf a book of this title. Must redeem within 90 days.

Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire

I gave this a 3, but really, parts of it were a 5 containing some of the best passages I have ever read on Tantra while other parts a 1 containing easily refuted logic and divisive views of human nature.

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Published June 15th by Wisdom Publications first published November 25th However not all books give a lasting insight which one can trace through years. Apr 12, Nick rated it it was amazing.


New edition of this perennial classic. Introduftion 03, Toria rated it did not like it. I was also very impressed with how Lama Yeshe brought modern issues into the way he introduced tantra.

Jul 17, Diamond rated it it introdjction ok Shelves: To ask other readers questions about Introduction to Tantraplease sign up. May 11, Rhonda rated it it was amazing.

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

Feb introdction, Florin Pitea rated it it was amazing. Would not recommend unless you have to read it for a class or something. The last few chapters such as “Entering Highest Tantric Practice” and sections on deity yoga and the process of dying and were particularly inspirational. It’s a book about the mind by someone who ho clearly not up to date on all the new knowledge we’ve gained on how the brain actually works.

This meshing is done through meditation and visualization, as well as the required initiation rites and the receipt of ’empowerments’ from your guru. For example, believing that someone can put out a fire threatening to burn down a temple by meditating.