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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It spends more time in defense of tantra saying what tantra is NOT, rather than spending time telling us what the he I wanted a primary source overview of what tantra actually is in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, as background understanding for research in lucid dreams and Tibetan dream yoga.

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. Two stars for the nice Buddhist thoughts. Deity-yoga is envisioning ones Tantra is about taking the energy of everyday desires, channeling it through our ‘fundamentally pure minds,’ and walking ‘the middle way’ of yfshe through ‘experience and not blind faith. Of his books, this is the most accessible and famous.

Tantra recognizes that the powerful energy aroused by our desire is an indispensable resource for the spiritual path.

Unfortunately, I found it to be full of a lot of woo. It helps a lot to get your head straight about motivation, accumulating a store of positive energy, and letting go, etc and even applying these concepts to our inevitable deaths.


Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire

It includes detailed descriptions of meditations and other exercises one can do in this pursuit, and serves as an overview of the first stages of tantric practice, encouraging readers to find a Lama they like so they can pursue further study in community.

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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. Wisdom Publications March Length: 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.

Lama Tantrra 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.

Introduction to Tantr: The Transformation of Desire – Lama Yeshe – Google Books

This introduction recognizes and explains how to channel the powerful energies aroused by human desires, and how to transform lives with them. I hear that not all followers follow plans like Lama Yeshe’s to the letter, though he does speak with such an authoritative voice that one would think that his plan is the tried and true method to attain enlightenment.

The book explains the benefits of being aware of desire and attachment introductlon terms of relating day to day with anyone. Introduction to Tantra Trade Paperback Meaning is more nebulous than that. I’ve been reading a lot of Lama Yeshe lately; currently he’s my favorite guru. Want to Read saving….


Or cure their cancer with positive thinking. This is the same trick that has worked on so many people for so many cults and religions for centuries. 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. 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 can’t say as I was blown away by this book. It also seems somewhat heterosexist.

Introduction to Tantra

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

Who is qualified to practice it? For example, believing that someone can put out a fire threatening to burn down a temple by meditating.

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

Other editions – View all Introduction to Tantra: Aug 05, Kyle Hipke rated it it was ok. May 18, Polly Trout rated it it was amazing. The other thing I don’t like about this is the introductio on accomplishment. Return to Book Page.

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