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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Might just turn you inside-out, in a lovely way.
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 one’s bodhicitta.
There are so many tantric deities – Avalokiteshvara, Jntroduction, Tara and the rest – into whose practice you can be initiated; there are so many deities you can meditate upon.
It is through the practice of guru-yoga that our limited wisdom grows to completeness. For example, looking at lovely girls walking down the street, used to be a real mind wandering wish-fest! 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. We cannot even help ourselves properly.
Very useful and inspiring. Jun 23, Lisa Eskra rated it really liked it.
Introduction to Tantra: Lama Yeshe
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 bj, essentially pure nature.
It spends more time in defense of tantra saying what tantra is NOT, rather than spending time telling us what the hell tantra IS. Some parts felt repetitive but overall very good. By generating the prerequisite renunciation, bodhicitta and wisdom, and by delving into the clear nature of the mind, we create the space yb which true self-transformation can take place. I found this to be too much like a textbook. May be one of the most impactful books I’ve read all year. How should it be practiced?
Apr 12, Kevin Shockey rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apr 12, Nick rated it it was amazing. Return to Book Page. I’m also reading several of his more obscure books, which I’m taantra a lot out of bg I would be hesitant to recommend them to anyone else I know, unless they were as obsessed with combining tantra, humanism, mysticism, and social justice as I am — oh, and if you meet someone like that, be sure to give them my phone number.
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Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire
Or cure their cancer tangra positive thinking. Would not recommend unless you have to read it for a class or something. Aug 05, Kyle Hipke rated it it was ok. 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.
Provides a nice groundwork for understanding Tibetan Tantric Buddhism. The inrroduction news is that the first step is to stop focusing on yourself and start focusing on alleviating the suffering of others.
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Introduction to Tantra By Lama Yeshe. Those sorts of statements sound just like every other religion and cult. May 11, Rhonda rated it it was amazing. Mind blowing in the simplicity and clarity of the writing. I wanted to highlight sentences from almost every paragraph.
In other words, we need to be inspired. Feb 03, Charles rated it liked it. It is nothing other than developing and expanding the dedicated heart of bodhicitta.
However lamz all books give lams lasting insight which one can trace through years.