Introduction to Tantr: The Transformation of Desire

Front Cover, Oct 8, 2010 - Spiritual life - 252 pages
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What is tantra? 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. This new edition of this classic text includes a new foreword by Philip Glass and a new cover design, but leaves untouched Lama Yeshe's excellent original text, edited by Jonathan Landaw. Tantra recognizes that the powerful energy aroused by our desire is an indispensable resource for the spiritual path. 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. 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.

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User Review  - bordercollie - LibraryThing

Lama Yeshe explains the tantric practices--envisioning a deity (the buddha or one of the other manifestations) such as Chenrezig or Manjushri, as a body of light before you and having that deity sit ... Read full review

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User Review  - Anituel - LibraryThing

Simply the best introductory text on traditional Buddhist Tantra. For the absolute beginner, this book serves as a simple and entertaining introduction to the subject. For those somewhat experienced in magic and mysticism, there is a lot of practical advice herein. Read full review


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