Lama Yeshe presents tantra as a practice leading to joy and self-discovery, with a vision of reality that is simple, clear, and relevant to. Introduction to tantra: the transformation of desire / Lama Thubten Yeshe ; compiled and introduces the practice of tantra in his monumental work The Lama. 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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Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire by Lama Thubten Yeshe

This book is written in an engaging style which is meant to approximate yeshd voice of influential Lama Yeshe, who died in the late s and was reincarnated to parents in Spain. Apparently it’s a good overview of what tantra is all about.

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. The book explains the benefits of being aware of desire and attachment in terms of relating day vy day with anyone.

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 totally let them go, energetically. I don’t think life is as simple as having one clearly defined mission. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It describes the differences between the two basic teachings of sutra and tantra, the basic preparation steps before starting the actual tantra practice.


Lwma seeing ourselves as one with our spiritual guide we banish the self-pitying thought: Deity-yoga introdiction envisioning ones 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. 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 rantra bodhicitta.

Jul 17, Rodrigo d’Orey rated it it tantga amazing. As the title of the book says, it is a good introduction to tantra.

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Introduction to Tantra: Lama Yeshe

Excellent introduction to Buddhism, the study of tantra, concepts like bodhichitta, and more. And, if you do not feel comfortable manifesting in this way, you can always relate your meditation to your own culture and manifest your inner being yesge Jesus, Saint Francis, Kwan Yin or any other holy being. In other words, we need to be inspired.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He’s up there with the Dalai Lama. 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.

I’m fine with playing along with different ways of thinking and finding meaning, but I’m not fine with obvious, outright BS. What is the purpose of all these practices? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


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. 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. It is not about the kind of tantra associated with sex, per se, although of course this can be a very high expression of the tantric concepts.

They realise that the longer it takes them to achieve enlightenment, the longer everyone who needs help will have to wait. I don’t buy that. Looking for beautiful books?

Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire

The bad news is that the first step is to stop focusing on yourself and introduvtion focusing on alleviating the suffering of others. These criticisms aside, I did love reading the book, and felt many of the techniques outlined in it really are useful and do contribute to the practitioner’s experience of bliss and wisdom.

A really good introduction to what to aim for and tanrra out of tantra. Jun 20, Matt Harris rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: