Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire Paperback – March 4, 2014
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"No one has summarized the essence of tantra as well as Thubten Yeshe does here." -- Religious Studies Review
"The best introductory work on Tibetan Buddhist tantra available today." -- Professor Janet Gyatso, Hershey Chair of Buddhist Studies, Harvard University
"Lama Yeshe was one of the forefathers capable of translating Tibetan Buddhist thought not only through language, but by his presence, gestures and way of life. He was a wonderful person who had the unique quality of conveying the true message of the union of compassion and wisdom." -- Gehlek Rimpoche, author of Good Life, Good Death
"A lucid explanation of Buddhist tantra... a classic." -- Phillip Glass, composer, from the foreword
"Many years ago I heard a Dharma talk by Lama Yeshe. I was very impressed with his ability to communicate deep truths in very ordinary language, with a hilarious sense of humor that helped deliver such wisdom. But he died, so my attention eventually went elsewhere. 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 many years of Dharma training is in Theravadin Buddhism, especially the practice of vipassana meditation, I found his teaching once again to be of great value--so direct, so clear. Granted, some of his technical Tantra seemed to me, at first, of limited relevance to my interests. But upon closer reading, and in his hands, these teachings proved equally valuable. Lama Yeshe has given us a body of teaching of immense significance for practitioners of all schools of Buddhadharma." -- Larry Rosenberg, senior teacher and founder of Cambridge Insight Meditation Center; Senior and guiding teacher, Insight Meditation Society, and author of Living in the Light of Death and Breath by Breath
About the Author
- Publisher : Wisdom Publications; Revised edition (March 4, 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 192 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1614291551
- ISBN-13 : 978-1614291558
- Item Weight : 1 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #79,797 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ultimately, what it seemed to be saying was that anyone can learn about Tantra - so long as they engage with a good teacher. The book itself told me virtually nothing.