Somatic Descent: Experiencing the Ultimate Intelligence of the Body

By Reginald A. Ray

Somatic Descent

Most of us sense that our bodies contain uncommon intelligence—we “feel it in our bones” or notice it in our “gut instincts.” But is there something far vaster here waiting to be experienced? With Somatic Descent, you are invited to tune into the natural wisdom of your body, refine and amplify it, and explore it fully.

In this program, pioneering teacher Dr. Reggie Ray presents a fascinating audio program on this rich dimension of Tibetan Buddhism: how to go beyond the veil of the thinking mind to tap the wondrous yet wholly trustworthy domain of your body.

Beyond Basic Mindfulness and into the Empowering Realms of the Soma

For those who've worked with basic breath and body-based meditations, this course will be a revelation: step-by-step guidance into some of the most transformative and powerful experiences charted by Buddhism's vast maps of consciousness.

Drawing on decades of teaching and scholarship, Reggie Ray shares a 13-CD curriculum of practices and insights to access the deepest knowing enfolded in the Soma, the landscape of your physical body and the source of immediate and greatest fulfillment.

With him, you will learn: how your body is a field of infinite wisdom, the origins of somatic descent practices and how they transform us on both the neurological and non-physical levels, many meditations for connecting with and embracing the Soma, and how to integrate these profound changes into your daily life.

HIGHLIGHTS
• Your body as the field of infinite knowing
• How to explore the wisdom of the Soma
• Yin Breathing, Connecting with the Earth, and many other guided practices
• Over 13 hours of investigation into the somatic dimensions of awakening

 

The Origins of Tantra

By Matthias Rose

Origins of Tantra

Tantra has always had a broad range of meanings and teachings. It is not possible to think of tantra as a single practice, philosophy, teaching, or path without encountering people who disagree with you. Nonetheless, this word ‘tantra’ does refer to something coherent and meaningful. To help get a handle on what the heart of tantra is, let’s look at how it came to be..... Keep reading

Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex For the Twenty-First Century

By Barbara Carrellas

Urban Tantra

If you think sexual and spiritual bliss can'­t be found in today'­s fast-paced world, you haven'­t experienced Urban Tantra. With a juicy mix of erotic how-to and pleasure-centered spiritual wisdom, acclaimed sex educator Barbara Carrellas radically updates the ancient practice of Tantra for modern sexual explorers desiring to push past their edge in search of the great cosmic orgasm.With more than one hundred easy-to-follow techniques for expanded orgasmic states and solo and partner play (as well as more adventurous practices), this in-depth guide reveals the delicious worlds of ecstasy available to all, including:The Erotic Awakening Massage • Breath and Energy Orgasms • Twenty-Minute Tantra Evolutionary Selfloving • Sex and Healing • Tantric BDSM No matter what your gender, sexual preference, or erotic tastes, this book will expand your notions about pleasure and open you up to new heights of intimacy and sexual fulfillment.

Why Tantra is our Greatest Asset in Addressing Patriarchy and Creating Real Social Change


By Maya Yonika

Traditionally patriarchy has been defined as a system of society or government in which the father or eldest male is head of the family and decent is traced through the male line. Yet as woman have gained greater strength in the economic and political spheres, as well as where feminist movements have come to fruition, the defining lines of our social structure, at least in reference to gender, are clearly shifting. Yet patriarchy in essence still runs strong. Why? Read more

Tantra Illuminated

By Christopher D. Wallis


Tantra Illuminated takes the reader on a fascinating journey to the very heart of Tantra: its key teachings, foundational lineages, and transformative practices. Since the West s discovery of Tantra 100 years ago, there has been considerable fascination, speculation, and more than a little misinformation about this spiritual movement. Now, for the first time in the English language, Tantra Illuminated presents an accessible introduction to this sacred tradition that began 1,500 years ago in the far north of India. Using translations from primary Sanskrit sources and offering a profound look at spiritual practice, this book reveals Tantra s rich history and powerful teachings.....

Christopher D. Wallis (Hareesh) was introduced to Indian spirituality at the age of six and initiated into the practice of meditation and yoga at sixteen. While traveling around the world in his early twenties, he felt an inner inspiration to study, teach, and practice Indian spirituality as the focus of his life. A highly decorated scholar with a Masters of Philosophy in Classical Indian Religions from the University of Oxford, he is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Sanskrit at the University of California, Berkeley. He has received traditional yogic education at ashrams in India, Thailand, and New York. Hareesh teaches internationally on meditation, yoga philosophy, Sanskrit, and chanting, and he also offers spiritual coaching. He is the founder of the Mattamayura Institute for Studies in the Tantrik Arts and Sciences: mattamayura.org Christopher’s teaching balances accuracy with accessibility, profundity with clarity, and intellectual integrity with heart-expanding inspiration.



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How To Practice Tantra Breathing

By Acharya Subhojit Dasgupta

To learn tantra breathing, you first have to understand what the science and art of tantric breathing is all about. One can get a basic insight into it by attending a tantra for couples workshop. However, there is no substitute for studying it diligently under an accomplished tantra teacher, since tantric breathing is an integral part of the overall tantra mosaic. In fact - though it may not be immediately evident, it plays an important role in enhancing one's experience with sex and intimacy.

Essentially, tantra breathing is the diametric opposite of our normal, shallow type of respiration. A tantric breath can be perceived all the way down to the nether regions. Along the way, it ventilates and opens up every chakra, culminating with the stimulation of the chakras connected with sex.

For couples who are being initiated into tantra breathing by a tantra master, the experience can be somewhat disconcerting. In our day-to-day existence, we have learned to breathe superficially, unobtrusively and without any awareness of the process. This is all part of our instinctual desire to avoid drawing attention to ourselves.

Tantric breathing, on the other hand, is quite different. The drawing in of breath is a focused and conscious process, and is coupled with vivid visualization of what is happening. The exhalation of a tantric breath is an audible, sighing sound that has a lot in common with an orgasmic moan. In a tantra for couples setting, hearing and engaging in tantric breathing can initially be a source of discomfort to some new students. Others are okay with practicing it in a group setting, but are uncomfortable while practicing it only with their partners.

After he has helped his students overcome their initial uneasiness, the tantra master will proceed to introduce them to the next level of tantra breathing. Here, the couple engages in rhythmic tantric breathing while keeping their gazes fixed on each other. Their locked eyes must convey their desire and love for each other - each breath needs to emphatically communicate these emotions to the other. The process soon begins to stimulate their dormant sexual energy.

This awakening of the sexual core is indeed a powerful and experience. Many students of tantra are immediately seduced by it and proceed straight to sexual union.

However, your tantra teacher will caution you that the tantra energy generated by tantra breathing is meant to be harnessed and used to achieve the higher objective of sexual control. Gaining this control is what makes tantra sex the most fulfilling erotic experience you can ever have, and is a permanent and ever-appreciating gift. Squandering the energy released by tantric breathing in immediate sexual release is counter-productive and therefore discouraged by an experienced tantra teacher.

Acharya Subhojit Dasgupta is a Tantra Teacher with an in-depth knowledge of traditional Indian sciences and Sanskrit literature. Visit his tantra online guide for Tantra Lessons, kriyas and mudras from this young Tantra Master.

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What Is ShungaBliss? Science, Ecstasy, and Enlightenment for a Modern World

What Is ShungaBliss? Science, Ecstasy, and Enlightenment for a Modern World, by John Levin. ShungaBliss is a new Tantra. It goes beyond sexuality to get you in touch with the ecstatic spellbinding energy of your own consciousness. It's much more amazing than anything on Quantum Mechanics. It combines the concepts of String Theory with thousands of years of experiments of meditators with Energy Bodies. You'll learn how to actually feel the electron surfaces of your body, the hidden heartbeat of emotion in Out-of-the-Body Experiences, the magnetic power you feel every moment - just barely hidden within, the alka-seltzer fizz of pure love and creativity, the real yin and yang of Einstein's Relativity, the true Oneness of the Cosmic Body, and the Emptiness where time and space cease. It's all within us and not that hard to get to. ShungaBliss is not just something you do alone. As you learn about each Energy Body, you'll also learn the deliciousness of connecting with your lover, of the hidden touches of the surfaces of these Energy Selves. This is the real Tantra that makes every moment of your life ecstatic, rich, and fulfilling. We all have it. Our cultures and societies have just forgotten to pay attention.

Regular Tantra too often just remembers that people once knew energy miracles, but now it just tries to imitate what those old Taoists and Tantrikas must have had. Affirmations, rituals, and breathing techniques to hold back your orgasms are small potatoes next to the experiential knowledge of your Energy Bodies where hours and hours of the most profound ecstatic love become both natural and effortless. Feeling the connecting touch of you and your lover's only barely hidden Energy Selves is really just a boost to help you feel the miracle of these aspects of your own awareness when you're alone, or with the trees and mountains, or even in the middle of traffic in the city. This is the real meditation. It's not centeredness, calmness, or escape from life, but the power, intensity, and magic you knew you had when you were small. You just needed to remember - and to fit it in with the scientific knowledge you now have as an adult.

If you've read Osho, you'll particularly like this book. If you've been reading anything about Quantum Mechanics and Consciousness, then this will do you one better. I hope you enjoy this new approach and learn how to drop all the silly unhappiness society has mistakenly told you was real.

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