This life is a gift from existence, to be lived and enjoyed. But with the seemingly impossible and conflicting demands of society, morality, and culture, people struggle with feelings of unfulfilled potential, frustration, and guilt rather than living full lives. The world of tantra has no division between higher and lower. The simple, ordinary things of life are transformed into great things when we enter into them totally - be it car fixing, floor cleaning, or lovemaking. Osho shows how, by living this vision, new heights of consciousness and freedom are realized. ´´The days of tantra are coming. Sooner or later tantra will explode for the first time in the masses, because for the first time the time is ripe - ripe to take sex naturally. One thing to be remembered always: If you are not very alert, you may go on believing that you are moving into tantra, and you may be simply rationalizing your sexuality - it may be nothing but sex rationalized in the terminology of tantra. If you move into sex with awareness, it can turn into tantra. If you move into tantra with unawareness, it can fall and become ordinary sex.´´ (See also Tantric Transformation by Osho - part of the same series.) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Osho. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/osho/000010/sp_osho_000010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Tantric Transformation, we are introduced to the sacred and ancient tradition of tantra by a contemporary tantric master Osho. We are given a detailed map of tantra: inner man, inner woman; the meeting of man and woman; the transformation of energy through sex, love, and meditation. Based on the Royal Song of Saraha, we are not just introduced to an Asian sex tradition, but with Osho we enter the higher levels of transformation. Here, we find tantra as a door to freedom: freedom from all mind constructs and mind games; freedom from all structures; and freedom from the other. Love and meditation merge and provide a path to liberation. Tantric Transformation is a very alive, concrete audiobook for exploration of our own energy, of our own inner space. You don´t just listen to Osho; you undefine yourself. (See The Tantra Experience by Osho - part of the same series.) 1. Language: English. Narrator: OSHO. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/osho/000008/sp_osho_000008_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Silvio Wirth präsentiert in diesem Buch eine Vision des Tantra, die die Weisheiten des traditionellen Tantras mit den jüngsten spirituellen und psychologischen Erkenntnissen verbindet. Das integrale Tantra wird so zu einer spirituellen Lebenspraxis, die die heilige Dimension der Polarität von Mann und Frau in den Vordergrund der menschlichen Entwicklung rückt. Der Autor integriert auch in aufgeklärter Weise lebensnahe Themen wie Sex, Macht und Beziehungen, die in der Spiritualität bislang häufig eine untergeordnete Rolle gespielt haben. ´´Integrales Tantra ist ein Versuch, die Methode und Weisheit der tantrischen Schulen systematisch für den westlichen Menschen von heute anzupassen. Tantra wird so zum ganzheitlichen Weg für unsere Zeit, der Liebe, Sexualität und Intimität einschließt.´´
A new edition of this perennial classic. ´´The best introductory work on Tibetan Buddhist tantra available today.´´ - Janet Gyatso, Harvard University. 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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fajer Al-Kaisi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026768/bk_adbl_026768_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´DAS WICHTIGSTE AM TANTRA und das ist etwas sehr Radikales, Revolutionäres, Rebellisches, das Wichtigste an dieser Weltsicht ist, dass die Welt nicht in Oben und Unten gespalten, sondern aus einem Guss ist. Das Höhere schließt das Niedere ein, das Niedere schließt das Höhere ein. Das Oben ist im Unten verborgen - deshalb braucht das Unten auch nicht geleugnet zu werden. Man muss das Niedere sich nur entwickeln lassen, dann wird es zum Höheren.´´ Die Tantrische Vision gehört zu den Klassikern der Osho Titel über Tantra.
This lucid overview of the Buddhist path takes the perspective of the three ´´vehicles´´ of Tibetan Buddhism: the Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. While these vehicles are usually presented as a historical development, they are here equated with the attitudes that individuals bring to their Buddhist practice. Basic to them all, however, is the need to understand our own immediate condition. The primary tool for achieving this is meditation, and The Essence of Buddhism serves as a handbook for the various meditative approaches of Buddhist practice. Beginning with the Four Noble Truths, Traleg Rinpoche incorporates the expansive vision of the bodhisattva path and the transformative vision of Tantra. The final chapters present the transcendent view of Mahamudra. This view dispenses with all dualistic fixations and directly realizes the natural freedom of the mind itself. Along the way, the author provides vivid definitions of fundamental concepts such as compassion, emptiness, and Buddha-nature, and answers common questions: Why does Buddhism teach that there is ´´no self´´? Are Buddhist teachings pessimistic? Does Buddhism encourage social passivity? What is the role of sex in Buddhist Tantra? Why is it said that ´´samsara is nirvana´´? Does it take countless lifetimes to attain enlightenment, or can it be achieved in a moment? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Ansdell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019874/bk_adbl_019874_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For centuries Tibet has been known as the last home of mystery, the hidden, sealed land, where ancient mysteries still survive that have perished in the rest of the Orient. Many men have written about Tibet and its secret lore, but few have actually penetrated it to learn its ancient wisdom. Among those few was Madame Alexandra David-Neel, a French orientalist. A practicing Buddhist, a profound historian of religion, and linguist, she actually lived in Tibet for more than 14 years. She had the great honor of being received by the Dalai Lama; she studied philosophical Buddhism and Tibetan Tantra at the great centers; she meditated in lonely caves and on wind-swept winter mountains with yogi hermits; and she even witnessed forbidden corpse-magic in the forests. Her experiences have been unique.Magic and Mystery in Tibet tells the story of her experiences in Tibet, among lamas and magicians. It is neither a travel book nor an autobiography but a study of psychic discovery, a description of the occult and mystical theories and psychic training practices of Tibet. She tells of great sages and sorcerers that she met; of the system of monastic education; the great teachers and their disciples; Tibetan folklore about their spiritual athletes; reincarnation and memory from previous lives; elaborate magical rites to obtain siddhis; the horrible necromantic magic of the pre-Buddhist Bonpa shamas; mental visualization exercises to create disembodied thought forms (tulpas); visions; phenomena of physical yoga, control of the body heat mechanism; breathing exercises; sending ´´messages on the wind”; and much similar material.An unusual aspect of Madame David-Neel’s book is that she herself experienced many of the phenomena she describes, yet she describes them with precision and in a matter-of-fact manner, permitting the listener to draw his own conclusions about validity, interpretation in terms of psychology, and value. Particularly interesting for 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clay Lomakayu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/151784/bk_acx0_151784_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.