Who is qualified to practice it? How should it be practiced? What are the results? According to Buddhism, every human being has the potential to achieve profound and lasting happiness. And according to the tantric teachings of Buddhism, this remarkable transformation can be realized very quickly if we utilize all aspects of our human energy - especially the energy of our desires. Introduction to Tantra is the best available clarification of a subject that is often misunderstood.
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Apr 12, Nick inntroduction it it was amazing. Also, no, this has virtually nothing to say about sex. This is the same trick that has worked on so many people for so many cults and religions for centuries. Simply the best introductory text on traditional Buddhist Tantra.
Paperback intoduction, pages. This was an interesting book on Buddhist Tantra, tantraa I was a little lost by the end. Sep 03, Toria rated it did not like it. 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. Tantra recognizes that the powerful energy aroused by our desire is an indispensable resource for the spiritual path.
Lama Yeshe is one of the clearest and most generous of buddhist authors and I cannot be more grateful to read his books. Dec 18, Imaginarian rated it it was ok Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
By allowing yourself to believe that some profound religious experience is going to occur and surrounding yourself with people who expect you to have that experience, what choice does a biased human brain have but to convince itself that the experience has occurred? Return to Book Page. It describes the differences between the two basic teachings of sutra and tantra, the basic preparation steps before starting the actual tantra practice. 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.
Of course, the buddhist concept of desire is that it leads to attachment towards objects, or people, or the self. Account Options Sign in. Introduction to Tantra is the best available clarification of a subject that is often misunderstood.
May 30, Jessikah rated it really liked it. Enjoyed it for its clarity. My library Help Advanced Book Search. 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.
Might just turn you inside-out, in a lovely way. Introduction to Tantra 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.
Excellent introduction to Buddhism, the study of tantra, concepts introcuction bodhichitta, and more.
Who is qualified to practice it? To ask other readers questions about Introduction to Tantraplease sign up. 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.
Add to Cart Add to Cart. He is funny, straightforward, humble, and full of joy. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. What are the results? Mar 19, Ian Willis rated it really tanfra it. 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.
But he died, so my attention eventually went elsewhere. Related Posts.
Introduction to Tantra
You can also view the talks on our YouTube channel or listen to the audio recordings online. In order to practice tantric yoga we need a foundation-the preliminaries. First of all, in order to practice tantric yoga, we need to receive an empowerment, or initiation. There are degrees of initiation, but we do need initiation. In order to receive an initiation, we need a certain extent of realization of the three principal paths to enlightenment, which are the wisdom of shunyata, bodhicitta and renunciation. Therefore, it is not easy. Why is it difficult?
The number of students continued to grow, eventually resulting in the founding of the several institutions mentioned above. At this time, the Tibetan religious community considered the teaching of Westerners to be undesirable. Paine reports criticism from other Tibetans calling Lama Yeshe a " paisa lama," i. There he taught one class, "Tibetan Buddhism", appropriately. During that time, he also attended courses at the University in Western Philosophy.
Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire
Apr 12, Nick inntroduction it it was amazing. Also, no, this has virtually nothing to say about sex. This is the same trick that has worked on so many people for so many cults and religions for centuries. Simply the best introductory text on traditional Buddhist Tantra. Paperback intoduction, pages. This was an interesting book on Buddhist Tantra, tantraa I was a little lost by the end.