What is Tantra?

What I have Learned from Ten Years of Tantra ~ Eyal Matsliah

It was exactly ten years ago that I stepped into a Tantra workshop for the very first time – and my life changed forever. By that time in my life, I had already enjoyed some amazing experiences with women and I had always been interested in sexuality. So the Tantra workshop confirmed the meaning of many of my past experiences as well as giving me a framework of ideas and practices that went on to change my life. Now, Tantra is a word that either repels or intrigues people – and often both at the same time! There is just ...
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How Tantra Revolutionized my Life ~ Sonja Shradha Devi

Growing up in suburban Australia I was hungry, for what I did not know.. I looked for it in drugs, hmm... worked for a bit but that was ultimately unsatisfying..i travelled the world, that helped, I did yoga, that also opened something… In retrospect I realised that I was looking for meaning, for depth, for wildness , for intimacy, for freedom, for an actual full bodied experience of LOVE. I was bored with the mundane and the materialistic consumerist culture around me. I wasn’t sure why I was here on this earth, if it was only to experience that. I ...
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Are we in the midst of a Tantric Reawakening? ~ Shashi Solluna

As I read an excellent and thorough account of Tantric history in a book on my Kindle, it crosses my mind that we are currently in the midst of a new history writing itself. A new history, you ask? What I mean is that what is unfolding now will one day become history to others, and thus we are in the creation of history writing itself. Sometimes the scholars of Tantra dismiss modern practices and Neo-Tantra as not being Tantric. Modern-day tantrics may dance around to techno to awaken their kundalini-shakti, or practice conscious communication to heal relationship issues. This ...
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Three Tantric Tips to Open to New Experiences ~ Shashi Solluna

A few years ago I decided to embrace new things. I noticed that I had a self-concept of the kinds of things that I do and don't do...So I decided to climb out of my own box and try new things. Consciously. I wanted to know how to let new experiences open me up, without getting overwhelmed by fear. Tantra sees the world in terms of energy. We seek things out for the energy that they could bring us. We are attracted to lovers with a certain energy that awakens some part of us. We go to places, eat foods ...
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A Love Affair with the Divine Mother: a 24/7 kind of thing. ~ Gina Rodondi

"If you’re going to have a love affair with the mother, you can’t just have the beautiful aspects, you’ve got to take it all."  ~ Ram Dass In tantra there is a saying: No Mud, No Lotus. Suffering sucks, but it is inevitably part of the deal. Yet still, i’is difficult to embrace and trust life when you're in pain all the time, and making every attempt to escape through distraction. Where is the opportunity for growth? Tantra asks us to take it all in, and see what else there is. How is your pain, irritation and judgment pointing your ...
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Yab Yum: the Tantric Posture

Google the word “tantra” under images, and it won’t take you too long to find an image of a God and Goddess sat in a special posture called “Yab-Yum”. Often a large Buddha-like man with a smaller Dakini woman sat in his lap, her legs wrapped around his waist. Not only is this a posture seen in ancient tantric artwork, but it is also something you will very likely experience before too long if you go to a Tantra workshop... But what is “Yab-Yum” and what’s it all about? Yab-Yum is the symbol of divine union. It is the posture ...
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The Beginner’s Guide to Types of Tantra

So you are drawn to the world of Tantra? You have heard about working with sexual energy or opening to love, and want to know more? Or perhaps you have a spiritual practice such as yoga and you want to know how to integrate it into your everyday life and relationships? So where on earth to start? Google “tantra” and you will be met with a range of offerings from seedy-looking sexual videos to yogis wearing white and sitting in meditation. You may have heard stories of dodgy sex gurus or wild orgies, and that may not be what you ...
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What Does it Mean to Live Tantra?

The word tantra comes from India and Tibet. It is the science and the art of being alive, based on practices that consciously explore life experientially. This practical exploration covers: What does it mean to be a man? to be a woman? how can men and women really meet? What is the depth of love? what is the height of sex? How to create a fulfilling relationship without fear of rejection while staying true to yourself? What is god/spirit? What is death and how can it have meaning? Desire, passion, pleasure – are they selfish or can they be spiritual? ...
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