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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But he died, so my attention eventually went elsewhere. Lama Yeshe has given us a body of teaching of immense significance for practitioners of all schools of Buddhadharma. Mar 08, Timothy Warnock rated it liked it. By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use. It spends more time in defense of tantra saying what tantra is NOT, rather than spending time telling us what the hell tantra IS. Oct 16, Janine rated it it was amazing.

May 11, Rhonda rated it it was amazing. Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. 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. Lama Yeshe presents tantra as a practice leading to joy and self-discovery, with a vision of reality that is simple, clear, and extremely relevant to 21st-century life.

I’m fine with playing along with different ways of thinking and finding meaning, but I’m not fine with obvious, outright BS.

Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire

Who is qualified to practice it? I can’t say as I was blown away by this book.


Excellent description of Tibetan Buddhist Tantra; the transformation of desire and pleasures into transcendental experiences of deep penetrative awareness; this is absolutely amazing!

I was also very impressed with how Lama Yeshe brought modern issues into the way he introduced tantra. But sometimes if you can be aware introducction 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.

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It includes detailed descriptions of meditations and othe This book is written in an engaging style which is meant to approximate the voice of influential Lama Yeshe, who died in the late s and was reincarnated to parents in Spain.

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

About Lama Thubten Yeshe. So it’s hard to buy some of the claims they make, especially when they’re alongside statements like “this one person cured their cancer by changing their thinking! Yesh edition of this perennial classic.

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.

He is funny, straightforward, humble, and full of joy. 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 21st-century life. Paperbackpages.


He was a wonderful person who had the unique quality of conveying the true message of the union of compassion introductionn wisdom. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Tantra recognizes that the powerful energy aroused by our desire is an indispensable resource for the spiritual path. I really enjoyed reading about tantric meditation. But upon closer reading, and in his hands, these teachings proved equally valuable.

Granted, some of his technical Tabtra seemed to me, at first, of limited relevance to my interests. He’s up there with the Dalai Lama.

Tantra recognizes intgoduction the powerful energy aroused by our desire is an indispensable resource for the spiritual path. Sign up and get a free eBook!

For example, believing that someone can put out a fire threatening to burn down a temple by meditating. Mar 16, Ariele rated it liked it.

These criticisms aside, I did inyroduction 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.

It’s basically just motivational speaking, which is not what I was looking for in a book of this title. 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.

Also, no, this has virtually nothing to say about sex. Mind blowing in the simplicity and clarity of the writing.