What is Tantra?
Tantra is a term used
widely in Western society to refer to a
developing system of sexual healing and way
to improve sexual performance and
communication within human
Tantra was originally
developed as a spiritual practice and became
accepted as a shortcut path to
Enlightenment. It was adopted into
Hinduism and was taken to Tibet where it
became the central practice in Tibetan
Buddhism and has survived in its original
form until today, the teachings being passed
on from teacher to student.
Tantra had nothing to
do with sexuality other than tantra is about
all aspects of life, It is the sexual
terminology used to explain tantra that
To understand Classical
Tantra in this context it helps to understand
the concept of the archetypes of our
characters that were made better known by the
psychologist Karl Jung. When we look at
Buddhism and Hinduism we see a great many
Deities such as Kali, Krishna, Laksmi, Shiva
etc. These Deities are the character
archetypes that exist within us. They
are the prince and princess, king and queen,
witch and wizard, the lover and the loved,
the dragon and various demons.
- Every deity has
it's qualities of;
The embodying of these
qualities helps you to become more whole and
Look now briefly at
the history of Yoga.
Yoga has a history that goes back beyond 6000
years, and one possibility is that it
has stemmed out of mankind's interest in
himself. To me is probable is that yoga
has developed from shamanism and a basic
human desire to understand our selves.
Shamanism incorporates many practices to
alter both mental and physical states. And it
seems that in this quest that an this
traditional practise over time has developed
into the science of yoga.
rumour presented by Stuart Wilde and
supported by many other teachers suggests
that there was a super race of beings who
assisted mankind in his endeavour as a means
to 'realise the self' However these beings
left or died and religion developed out of the
desire to maintain the qualities that were
presented. However the meaning was lost and
religion became more to do with power and
control. So there has always been corruption.
It seems that always when some one in out
culture develops and idea, or a creation,
others want to have and to control it.
Within yoga and tantra
the body represents the cosmos and all of the
Gods, liberation can only be gained by
setting out from the body. So it is good to
have a body that is healthy and strong. It is
said that it is for the need to
have this strong body that the physical Hatha
Yoga was developed. Were as before yoga
practices have been more concerned with
ultimate quest of yoga is to realise the
self, to know God... To achieve the state of
Buddha or Christ consciousness.
The path of yoga is to
search, to know ones inner world, ones body
mind and spirit and to develop ones latent
Within Yoga, tantra became vogue In 6th
centaury AD and spread over all sections
According to Buddhist
history, Tantra was introduced by Asanga and
Nagajuna who both lived on the border
areas of Hindustan, which suggests that
tantra may indeed have come more from
Tantra is divided into
4 classes, 2 more for ritual and 2 for
attaining the supreme truth.
Shiva The Male
Principal and Shakti the Female Principal. God
is still commonly seen as male, but the
association of giving divine status to the
Shakti also recognises the godliness of
woman. A religious rediscovery of woman?
A recognition of all that is remote,
trancendant and invulnerable in woman,
incorporating the mystery of creation and
mystery of being. This has been
described that phylosophicaly that the
rediscovery of the Goddess is bound
with the carnal condition of the Kali Yuga.
new revelation of timeless truth for this
in tantra serves as a vehicle for attaining
inward journey into the light.
Within Tantra there
are two schools of thought;
In the Buddhist
tradition of the Dalai Lama, Tantra is a
meditative visualization, involving
immense detail. This is preceded by the
generation of bodychitta or right attitude.
The more liberal
translation, is that tantra is about sex
and a means of improving sexual performence,
the bodys energies are stimulated and sexual
practices engaged in. This concept is
currently in vouge and results in the
development of a new awareness of the
self, one's partner and approach to love
making. Includes are:
- Body Consiousness
ida, pingala, shasuma.
- Force or
- Retention of
- Restaint of
- Peeling the
- Seeing the divine
in each other.
Tantra is literally the
Fabric of Life. It is about
the connection with the Divine Principal
within and learning to express this outwardly
in the world and in communion with a partner. Tantric practises include Meditation, movement,
sensuality, body awareness, energy awareness,
communication, touch, music, play,
opportunity to be more you. In Tantra and Yoga Tantra you
are introduce to the energy of life. This EMPOWERS
YOUR LIFE and allows you to be more of
who you truly are. It can have a huge
positive impact on your personal life, your
relationships and your business.