Wild Like Sensation
From a traditional view, Tantra holds various meanings and interpretations, extending beyond its association with spiritual practices.
Tantra refers to a genre of scriptural texts in
Hinduism and Buddhism that expound on a wide range of topics, including philosophy, rituals, cosmology, mysticism, and meditation. These texts often contain esoteric and symbolic teachings and are considered authoritative sources of knowledge within the Tantric traditions.
Tantra is derived from the Sanskrit root "tan," which means "to weave" or "to expand." In this sense, it can also represent the continuity or interconnectedness of all existence. Tantra emphasizes the interconnectedness of the microcosm (individual) with the macrocosm (universe) and seeks to harmonize these aspects for spiritual evolution.
Tantra embraces the idea of unifying opposites or polarities, such as masculine and feminine, light and dark, and mundane and spiritual. Through the integration of these polarities, Tantra seeks to attain a state of wholeness and transcendence.
Tantra encompasses a wide array of rituals and practices designed to channel and transform energies within the individual and the universe. These practices may involve mantra chanting, yantra visualization, meditation, sacred sexuality, and other means to achieve spiritual growth and self-realization.
Tantra often revolves around the interplay of Shakti (the divine feminine energy) and Shiva (the divine masculine consciousness). These two principles represent the creative and static aspects of the universe, and Tantra seeks to balance and unite them within the practitioner to awaken spiritual potential.
Tantra is seen as a path of empowerment and liberation. It empowers the practitioner to embrace their inherent divinity, break free from societal limitations, and experience liberation from the cycle of birth and death (samsara).
Tantra places great importance on the guru-disciple relationship. The transmission of Tantric knowledge and practices often occurs through an unbroken lineage of teachers and students. The guru is considered essential in guiding the disciple on the Tantric path and facilitating spiritual awakening.
Tantra sees the entire universe as a manifestation of divine play or cosmic dance (lila). It views reality as dynamic and ever-changing, with the ultimate purpose of spiritual evolution and self-realization.
Tantra is a complex and multifaceted tradition with various interpretations, and its meanings can differ among different lineages, sects, and cultural contexts. Traditional Tantric practitioners emphasize the integration of spirituality into all aspects of life and the pursuit of self-realization through disciplined practice, devotion, and inner transformation.
Let's explore some of the meanings of Tantra
Continunuity or Continuum:
Unification of Polarities:
Rituals & Practices:
Shakti & Shiva:
Empowerment & Liberation:
Guru- Discipline Tradition:
Divine Play (Lila):
Tantric ears are attuned to a world that is full of wonder and possibilities.
This Breath & Movement style is practiced with the intent to marry, balance, and align Shiva and Shakti energy within you or in unified practice with another.
I will guide You and your Beloved in
Shiva Shakti I
Hat Hari I, II, III, IV
and a variety of other Tantric Breath practices with the intent of strengthening your energetic connection.
In this facilitation I am simply the guiding voice as you dive deeply into this unifying through Tantric breathing techniques with the support of sound and presence.