Frustrated with the superficiality of 'bedroom tantra' and 'gym yoga'?
ABOUT TANTRA, AND TANTRA MENTORING
'Classical Tantra' - also considered to be 'authentic' Tantra - is not easy to find, and it is even more difficult to truly understand, or 'decipher'.
Without adequate guidance, you could spend 10 or 20 years, or more, believing that you're practicing Tantra or Yoga while barely even scratching the surface of what these traditions and practices are really about.
Considering how profound and sometimes complex the original traditions are, it is not surprising that Tantra gets reduced to the 'lowest common denominator' - to the human fascination and fixation on sex.
But going beyond Pop-Tantra, that focuses almost entirely on 'Tantric Sex' and on bigger, better orgasms, Tantra may be described as a methodology for experiencing Heaven on Earth - the Divine in each moment.
But these are just nice words, until the practice becomes clear and the understanding becomes truly experiential.
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SO TANTRA IS NOT ALL ABOUT SEX.?! ...
It may be disappointing, but no, the essence of Tantra is not sex, not even sacred sex.
Tantra doesn't even require a partner.
>> So, if Tantra is not just about exotic ways of love-making with 'special effects' and enhanced orgasms, then what is it?
Tantra is about Self-Realization and Liberation.
This goal is called 'Moksha' in Indian Yoga and Tantra, and 'Nirvana' is the term used by the Buddhists.
Tantra enables us to experience all of life as a flow of Grace.
Tantra helps us see all as the manifestation of Supreme Intelligence - as the dance of the Divine Power.
This is known as 'Leela' (Divine Play).
Now, if you're completely new to Tantra, you may be wondering: "What does this all mean?"
That's ok, don't worry. Read on and it will become clearer.
Also, you can find simple information in the articles on the BLOG, and we have a free 5-part introductory audio course you can receive by email.
But before you commit to any study of Tantra you may naturally have some basic questions... such as:
>> Who practices Tantra? ...
Tantra does not depend on any specific belief system.
You do not need to be a devotee of Hindu gods, or be a Buddhist to be a Tantrika.
As long as your heart is open to the great Mystery, it does not matter whether you call Her Amma, Ma, Kali, Durga, Shakti, Vajrayogini, or Mother.
It does not matter if you call Him Shiva, Brahman, God, Babaji, Father, Allah, Beloved, or the 'Unknown'.
But your heart must be calling.
Your heart must be bursting open or you will not know your Beloved, you will not know Tantra, and you will not know the fullness of your Self.
Tantra requires just that one thing:
Sincere availability to go beyond your limitations - including the limitations of your unconscious impulses, your repressed emotions and your socially-conditioned beliefs.
Tantra requires for us to drop all these clothes that veil our Self and to stand naked before Life.
>> Simple? Complicated?
Tantra is not just a way of passively, placidly, accepting all that we experience.
It is a way of accessing the creative power within us so that we may live and love to our fullest capacity... so that we can experience That which has been called 'Divine'.
If you're not consciously on the spiritual path, then "What does this have to do with me?", you might ask.
Ultimately, as much as we may try to experience realization and success, nothing less will satisfy us.
Nothing less than the taste of the Infinite. The taste of Freedom.
>> Isn't Tantra some form of religion then?
Tantra covers such a vast array of approaches to Liberation, that inevitably all paths to Self-Realization, or to God, or Liberation, contain some elements of Tantra..
Although forms of Tantra are originally found in Hindu, Buddhist, and even Taoist and Sufi culture, the essence of Tantra can be seen as a non-sectarian, spiritual 'technology'.
This spiritual technology opens us to experiencing our full potential as incarnate spiritual beings, enabling us to drop our limitations and conditionings and ultimately, intimately, know the Creative Mystery as our very own Self.
>> Isn't this the ultimate heresy - the ultimate madness - seeing oneself as one with God?
Maybe yes, maybe no... although certainly this has been what ecstatic saints of all traditions have experienced in some form - the melting of boundaries of the self and the divine.
What exactly is meant by being 'part of God', 'not-separate from the Divine', or being 'one with God' is what Indian spiritual philosophy has explored in great depth for thousands of years, leading to many different approaches, philosophies and schools.
If you want to understand this better, you will find a course in the Moksha Dharma School of Spiritual Embodiment that is specially of interest to you - the Indian Spiritual Philosophy course for Beginners.
Know that Tantra includes all whole-hearted paths, including the devotional relationship to the Beloved.
Whatever spiritual philosophy or religion you are already connected with, you will almost certainly find a parallel in Tantric teachings, and will find even greater clarity on your own tradition through studying Tantric teachings.
>> Where can I find a teacher that can I learn from? How do I recognize a genuine teacher?
A genuine and skilled Tantra teacher will be able to share tools with which you can navigate through life in such a way that, in all activities and in all circumstances, you can find the sacred dimension of Beingness - whether in sexual stimulation, in your greatest successes, in the most challenging failures, or even in the face of death.
Tantra, properly practiced, brings peace.
>> Are you trying to sell me your courses and Coaching?
That depends. I may or may not be the right teacher for you, and rather than just selling courses, I'm interested in reaching those that are actually looking for what I have to offer.
Not everyone who seeks to know about Tantra is actually ready to truly study and practice Tantra.
I specialise in guiding Tantra teachers, Yoga teachers, Tantric therapists and other therapists who are already familiar with the spiritual and healing traditions of India.
I've been studying these traditions for over 20 years, so now, many teachers come to me for help. in understanding the Indian culture, and I've even been told by natives of India that I have a better understanding of their spiritual culture than they do. I tell you this not to brag about my knowledge, but to give you a context - an idea of the scope of the approach that is available here.
Tantra has the potential to take you all the way to Divine mystical 'Union' - the real purpose of Yoga - and to give you experientially the understanding of the highest mystical teachings that can be found in the non-dual wisdom of Advaita.
But today, Tantra has become associated with a very superficial approach - it has even become a kind of caricature of itself.
Although students and practitioners of many different traditions find clarity through my approach, what I share is quite different to almost everything else you'll find, as Tantra has so many different facets, and I've brought many of them together and also distilled the essence that they have in common.
So what I have become specially known for is that I offer the possibility to truly go deep in the study and practice of Tantra.
But I do also give introductory courses for total beginners.
You can check out the testimonials to help you decide if this approach feels right for you.
Whether you are a trained teacher of Yoga, or Tantra, or whether you are new to these teachings, it would be an honour to assist.
Whatever you choose, remember, Tantra is not just for sex. Tantra is for life.