Many people hold misconceptions about tantra. Lama Yeshe's lucid and precise explanation, resulting from years of study and his personal practice, dispels all of these. Demystifying this ancient tradition, he relates it to modern life and shows how tantric practice, correctly done, can transform dissatisfaction and clinging into blissful, compassionate wisdom.
Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935-1984) was born in Tibet and educated at the great Sera Monastic University. He fled the Chinese oppression in 1959 and in the late 1960s, with his chief disciple, Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, began teaching Buddhism to Westerners at their Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal. In 1975 they founded the international Buddhist organization, the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), which now has more than 160 centers, projects and services worldwide. Jonathan Landaw was born in New Jersey and has traveled the world since 1970. He spent six years living in northern India studying Tibetan Buddhism and is the editor and author of a number of Buddhist books, including "Wisdom Energy," "Introduction to Tantra," and "Buddhism for Dummies." He lives in Santa Cruz, California.