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What can I expect from practicing Tantra?
As aspirants seeking to become tantric practitioners, we always start from where we are, by gradually developing a correct Tantric attitude to life. This attitude combines attention with relaxed awareness that expands from the physical body towards more subtle perceptions. Processes that have appeared mysterious until now will slowly start to reveal themselves in intuitions and glimpses of direct knowledge. The habit of experiencing life mostly from the mind (which is why Western man is referred to in some cultures as ‘a head with a body’) will grow into a wider perspective, which is more experiential and less speculative, integrating …
What is the role of the feminine in Tantra?
Everything that is movement, and consequently life (micro-cosmic or macro-cosmic), is in reality the action of Shakti, the Cosmic Mother, who embraces everything and is at the same time beyond everything. By acknowledging these aspects, it becomes easy to understand why Esoteric Tantra Yoga promotes the re-evaluation and revalorization of women as the physical embodiment of Shakti on Earth. Esoteric Tantra Yoga says that Shakti manifests fully and completely in beautiful, vital and spiritual women, who are full of love and the power of transformation, and are able to inspire and guide themselves and others on the path towards the …
Most people are unaware of the fact that Tantra is the spiritual root that has given birth to many important branches of yoga. It has influenced and formed society and religion, as is evident in Tibetan Tantra. In the west, Tantra is regarded as a set of strange sexual practices meant to prolong sexual pleasure and to improve sexual performance. Few suspect the profound and enlightening transformation of our being that is made possible through these super-sensual experiences. This absence of genuine understanding of Tantra, is mostly due to the lack of authentic and coherent information and to the lack …
Attention is a soft-focused moment of pure awareness. Attention is mirror-thought – it reflects only what is presently happening and in exactly the way it is happening. Attention is non-judgmental observation: it is that ability of the mind to observe without criticism. When attention is awakened, one takes a balanced interest in things exactly as they are in their natural states. One does not decide and does not judge. One just observes. No pride, no shame, nothing personal at stake – what is there, is there. Attention is impartial watchfulness. It does not take sides. Attention does not get hung …