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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May 11, Rhonda rated it it was amazing. Provides a nice groundwork for understanding Tibetan Tantric Buddhism. Granted, some of his technical Tantra seemed to me, at first, of limited relevance to my interests.

Introduction to Tantra

Dec 18, Imaginarian rated it it was ok Shelves: Ultimately, the book sounds like more of a sales pitch than anything, constantly boasting of all the amazing things that will happen if you follow what they say, constantly reminding you to suppress your critical thought while also claiming to be something that is “scientific”, that you can try the techniques out for yourself. Also, no, this has virtually nothing to say about sex.

For those somewhat experienced in magic and mysticism, there is a lot of practical advice herein. Mar 19, Ian Willis rated it really liked it. See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. Unfortunately, I found it to be full of a lot of woo. 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.


Aug 05, Kyle Hipke rated it it was ok.

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

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This was an interesting book on Buddhist Tantra, but I was a little lost by the end. Two stars for the nice Buddhist thoughts. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! Meaning is more nebulous than that. Relying on external factors for happiness can be a perilous but exciting!

May 18, Polly Trout rated it it was amazing. Introduction to Tantra is the best available clarification of a subject that is often misunderstood. This is such an excellent book.

Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire

Lama Yeshe presents tantra as a practice leading to joy and self-discovery, with geshe vision of reality that is simple, clear, and extremely relevant to 21st-century life. 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.

An eye-opening introduction to Tantric Buddhism, so very, very, helpful.

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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


However not all books give a lasting insight which one can trace through years. Excellent description of Tibetan Buddhist Tantra; the transformation of desire and pleasures into transcendental experiences of deep penetrative awareness; this is absolutely amazing! Jun 20, Matt Harris rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Very inspiring, clear and yeeshe on its approach. No trivia or quizzes yet. By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use.

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Must redeem within 90 days. 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. Sign up and get a free eBook! 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!

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