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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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. introductiob
Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire
Deity-yoga is envisioning ones Tantra is about taking the energy of everyday desires, channeling introoduction through our ‘fundamentally pure minds,’ and walking ‘the middle way’ of life through ‘experience and not blind faith. Relying on external factors for happiness can be a perilous but exciting! Apr 12, Kevin Shockey rated it it was amazing Shelves: As the title yo the book says, it is a good introduction to tantra. Meaning is more nebulous than that.
It is through the practice of guru-yoga that our limited wisdom grows to completeness. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. I definitely feel introductuon I now have a better understanding of Tibetan Buddhism, and have picked up a introductionn 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.
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.
It’s basically just motivational speaking, which is not what I was looking for in a book of this title. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? We have to realise that our low opinion of ourselves, which keeps us trapped in the cycle of perpetual dissatisfaction, only arises because we are ignorant of our basic, essentially pure nature.
Return to Book Page. 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. Bodhisattvas, literally meaning ‘heroes of enlightenment’, are courageous individuals who dedicate their entire being towards a single goal, ie. Open Preview See a Problem? Aug 13, Madi rated it really liked it. We cannot even help ourselves properly.
Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Jun 20, Matt Harris rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Two stars for the nice Buddhist thoughts. Be the first to ask a question about Introduction to Tantra. This meshing is done through meditation untroduction visualization, as well as the required initiation rites and the receipt of ’empowerments’ from your guru. They realise that the longer it takes them to achieve enlightenment, the longer everyone who needs help will have to wait.
For example, It would perhaps be more useful to view the descriptions of reincarnation as strictly metaphorical, representing actual and ephemeral mental states from moment-to-moment rather than spanning physical lifetimesin doing so there arises a profound awareness that can radically alter consciousness to cease the very ego grasping and striving so artfully described in this book. The guru’s energy of great compassion, great love, great wisdom and great skill take seed in us so that we ourselves come to embody these limitlessly beneficial qualities.
No trivia or quizzes yet. He was a wonderful person who had the unique quality of conveying the true message of the union of compassion and wisdom. The book explains the benefits of being aware of desire and attachment in terms of relating day to day with anyone. Through seeing ourselves as one with our spiritual guide we banish the self-pitying thought: Provides a nice groundwork for understanding Tibetan Tantric Buddhism.
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. 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- identity of a fully evolved being.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There are no discussion introvuction on this book yet. However, there remains some beautiful food-for-thought information in here, but it’s very generic Buddhist wisdom that can be found in most lamz Buddhist books.
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. 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 dying and rebirth so that you can help others and create a more compassionate world.
Yet it is not enough merely to know why such self-transformation is necessary and possible; we must also generate the strength and confidence that will enable us to follow this radical approach to fulfilment. To ask other readers questions about Introduction to Tantraplease sign up. It is intrkduction about the kind of tantra associated with sex, per lwma, although of course this can be a very high expression of the tantric concepts.
The Need for Inspiration Before we can board the lightning vehicle of tantra, we have to understand why it is both necessary and possible to abandon ydshe ordinary, limited view of ourselves and generate in its place the enlightened self- identity of a fully evolved being. Feb 03, Charles rated it liked it.
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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.
Jul 17, Rodrigo d’Orey rated it it was amazing. Feb 28, Florin Pitea rated it it was amazing. Amazon can get them too http: In they founded the international Buddhist organization, the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition FPMTwhich now has more than centers, projects and services worldwide. I’m also reading several of his more obscure books, which I’m getting a lot out of but I would be hesitant to recommend them to anyone else I know, unless they were as obsessed wit I’ve been reading a lot of Lama Yeshe lately; currently he’s my favorite guru.
Description New edition of this perennial classic. Enjoyed it for its clarity.
For example, looking at lovely girls walking down the street, used to be a real mind wandering wish-fest! Mahayana literature speaks ysshe two types of boddhicitta: