Thursday, December 21, 2017

Sacred Sexuality? Tantric meditation (live)

Dhr. Seven, Ananda M., Jen B. (DMI/PasaDharma/Dharma Punx), Wisdom Quarterly; Hariprem

I have never felt so much blissful intimacy.
At its essence, tantra combines meditation, breath, movement, and sound to assist the body's chakra energy system to open.

(Never mind that; what about the sacred sexuality?)

This opening allows dormant energy to move up from the pelvis, along the spine. The movement of this life-force energy can help heal us by loosening constrictions in the body that have developed over time.

The expansion of the energy body increases sensitivity, empathy, and the ability to connect with others.
Partners bow to one another as goddess and god in union, as in video below (SheKnows).
  • Tantrism is a contested concept, according to The Origins of Yoga and Tantra by Geoffrey Samuel, who says that Tantra Yoga may be described as practices in 9th to 10th century Buddhist and Hindu (Saiva, Shakti) texts that included yogic practices with elaborate deity visualizations using geometrical arrays and drawings (mandala), fierce male and particularly female deities, transgressive life-stage related rituals, extensive use of chakras and mantras, and sexual techniques, all aimed to help one's health, long life, and liberation
  • VIDEO: How sacred sex heals shame and trauma
The expanded ability to connect with an intimate partner draws many to tantra. Aside from improving communication and intimacy, tantric practices can expand the energy body toward a higher purpose — meditative absorption, cosmic union, merging [consciousness] with the breath called prana or chi.

There are ecstatic benefits to tantra in an of itself. And it feels good to practice it for its side benefits with a partner. But how can we be open and intimate with anyone else when we have yet to be that way with ourselves?

Los Angeles, Dec. 21, 2017
Partner yoga twist (Kelly Bailey/SheKnows)
Everyone will have the chance to find out as Dharma Meditation Initiative (by Disclosure Project), Dharma Punx, and PasaDharma lead a two-hour tantric meditation and yoga workshop that includes Partner Yoga led by Neptune, Tantric meditation, guided visualization, potluck and desserts (vegan).
  • Tantric Meditation Workshop and Potluck
  • RSVP: Dharma Meditation Initiative
  • FREE (donations accepted)
  • Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, 6:45-8:30 PM
  • 301 N. Orange Grove Bl., Pasadena, CA 91103
    (Hariprem) Lesson 1, a simple tantric meditation for couples

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