|Introduction to Tantra. The Transformation of Desire. Lama Yeshe. Tibetan Buddhism. Deity Yoga|
Westerners studying Eastern subjects tend to be drawn to Tantra (using desires as energy towards Enlightenment). "Introduction to Tantra: the Transformation of Desire" by Lama Yeshe is among the best books with which to start. Lama Yeshe was a beloved teacher. He passed away about 40 years ago, but a foundation is dedicated to preserving and publishing his writings.
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. 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 relevant to 21st-century life.