Category: Tantra


Published on Nov 16, 2017

A response to a question on “How to live life from the point of view of Tantra?'” – given at the weekend immersion in Mallorca, Oct 2017.

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Published on Sep 20, 2017

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Professor Paul Muller-Ortega, Ph.D., is recognized internationally as one of the world’s most highly respected and renowned academic scholars in the field of Indian Religion and Hindu Tantra. He is the founder of Blue Throat Yoga, which teaches the elegant Svatantra philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism, along with the practice of Neelakantha Meditation.

For nearly fifty years, Paul has been a pioneer in the technology of Consciousness, lecturing and teaching about meditation and Indian philosophy to hundreds of thousands of people in North and South America, Europe, and India. Through his books, articles, essays, commentaries, and translations, Paul has earned a reputation for his unparalleled scholarly authenticity and for being a charismatic teacher with a remarkable capacity to convey esoteric truths and teachings. Paul’s teachings are highly accessible, relevant, and comprehensible to the Western mind.

Paul Muller-Ortega is the author of the highly acclaimed book, The Triadic Heart of Siva: Kaula Tantricism of Abhinavagupta in the Non-Dual Shaivism of Kashmir (Suny Series, Shaiva Traditions of Kashmir), in which he examines the “Heart” as the mystical core of Consciousness. He is also one of the co-authors of Meditation Revolution, as well as numerous scholarly articles on aspects of Tantric Studies.

Professor Paul Muller-Ortega earned his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Yale University in 1971. He received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of California, where he studied Sanskrit, Indian Religions, and Asian Philosophy and Culture. For twenty-five years he was a Professor of Religion at Michigan State and then the University of Rochester, and was known for his passionate and innovative teaching style and enrolled-to-capacity classes.

Paul has been a meditation practitioner and teacher for nearly fifty years. He has formally studied with several of the greatest meditation masters of our time, and subsequently, has organized and taught hundreds of meditation seminars, disseminating potent practices of meditation to thousands of individuals. With this rare combination of training, experience, skill, spiritual practice, and profound insight, Paul teaches his students to abide in the heart of Consciousness: a journey that is inspiring, life-changing and enlightening.

Website: http://bluethroatyoga.com

Another book:

The Philosophy of Sadhana (SUNY Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)


Published on Mar 31, 2017

A conversation exploring two different approaches to emotion in the inward facing path of Vedanta and the outward facing path of Tantra.


Published on Sep 3, 2015
This presentation by Igor Kufayev, entitled ‘Transformative Power of Beauty’, is part of unofficial video recording at the Science and Nonduality (SAND) Conference in Italy, May 28th 2015.

Website: http://www.igorkufayev-vamadeva.com


Published on Sep 1, 2015

Excerpt from four-day immersion with Igor Kufayev in Holland, June 2015

  • It’s best-kept secret in history: ordinary people, people just like you, can suddenly without any warning or preparation can find themselves transported to otherworldly realms when making love, as though God’s lightning-bolt shot through the bedroom, transforming everything. Sex can trigger amazing altered-state experiences—without drugs, meditation, or Tantric or other special practices. And when it does, nothing is ever the same again.

Transcendent Sex: When Lovemaking Opens the Veil is based on the narratives of 91 people who went to bed with their lovers and suddenly had an awe-inspiring experience that forever changed the way they understood themselves and reality—and the power of sex and the body as a path to realization.

This book explains how lovemaking sweeps people into glorious new dimensions, rips the veil between the worlds, and produces ecstasies a thousand times more powerful than the most exquisite orgasm. Lovemaking so spectacular really does become a religious experience, even for atheists and agnostics.

Transcendent sex was probably the basis for the sacred sex of ancient times, such as the mystery religions of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, China, and India. But sacred sex is alive and well today, even though nobody talks about it. The states triggered by lovemaking are identical to the highest states identified in shamanism, yoga, Buddhism, and mystical Christianity, Judaism and Islam, including:

  • Shapeshifting
  • Being possessed by or channeling animals, plants, and supernatural beings
  • Seeing divine avatars
  • Reliving past lives
  • Having paranormal powers
  • Awakening to the enlightenment of nirvana
  • Being one with God

What Dr. Wade’s Research Can Do for You

Research suggests that this kind of sex will happen at least once to 1 out of every 8 people. It’s a life-changing experience that can be hazardous if you’re not grounded, but for people who know how to integrate them, like other spiritual events, transcendent sex can result in:

  • Shedding a lifetime of shame and guilt about sexuality
  • Healing from sexual trauma and abuse to enjoy making love
  • Acquiring paranormal abilities for healing or psychic gifts
  • Having a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life
  • Opening to spiritual realization, even after a lifetime of seeking, or one of atheism, doubt, or a religion that didn’t fit

Dr. Jenny Wade’s groundbreaking research can help you understand:

  • What transcendent sex is
  • The dark side of transcendent sex
  • How to cultivate transcendent sex for yourself
  • How to avoid the very real hazards associated with it
  • What positive transformation you can expect from transcendent sexual experiences

  • Dr. Jenny Wade is a speaker, researcher, and consultant who specializes in the spontaneous openings and intentional practices that expand human potential by accessing hidden or unused innate capacities. She is a developmental psychologist who studies the gateways to greater possibility available to everyone. Dr. Wade is a keynote speaker and workshop leader featured in such wide-ranging venues as Oprah Radio with Dr. Oz, the OMXperience conference, Penthouse Germany, sacred sexuality conferences, Esalen, and ID Academy in Denmark.

    In addition to unusual states of awareness, Dr. Wade’s research of variations in normal adult consciousness forms the basis of a leadership development consulting practice. She has over twenty years’ experience working with global organizations to optimize performance.

    Dr. Wade is a frequent media presenter and the author of Changes of Mind: A Holonomic Theory of the Evolution of Consciousness, Transcendent Sex: When Lovemaking Opens the Veil and numerous articles.

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    Transcendent Sex with Jenny Wade, Ph.D

    Interview with university professor & author Jenny Wade about her book: “Transcendent Sex” about ordinary people having unexpected extraordinary sexual experiences that change their lives. Jenny Wade teaches at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Transcendentsex.org
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    Produced & hosted by Max J. Van Praag
    Bliss Productions, San Rafael, CA
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    Is sex equivalent to a spiritual practice? – Jenny Wade

What does tantra have to do with your relationships, work, money, creativity, sex, food and drink, being alone, meditation and yoga, aging and healing, politics, freedom, and enlightenment? Everything!

Tantra is usually thought of as sex with some kind of mysticism thrown in. Marc Allen goes back to the original meaning of tantra and shows how it can be applied to every moment of your life, excluding nothing. Tantra for the West is filled with ancient and modern principles and practices that help you use all your experiences as part of your mental, emotional, and spiritual growth.

Within your way of life — whatever it may be — within your everyday thoughts and feelings, within your fantasies and dreams are the keys to love, freedom, and fulfillment. As soon as you can see this, you’ll find yourself on a direct path to realizing the life of your dreams.

This highly acclaimed book has inspired readers all over the world for over thirty years, and is now completely revised, with new material added. It gives you simple keys and practical tools that can be wildly, creatively adapted to your individual needs. If you spend even a brief amount of time with this book, you will discover for yourself the transformative power of tantra.

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Marc Allen talks about TANTRA FOR THE WEST

Published on May 29, 2015

New World Library publishers and cofounder Marc Allen talks about TANTRA FOR THE WEST and the common misconception that tantra is all about sex. For more info visit http://bit.ly/1GJNbR1.

Marc Allen: The Tantric Perspective For A Juicy Life

Published on Jul 14, 2015

Tantra in Sanskrit means “woven together”. In this amazing conversation with bestselling author, Marc Allen, Freeman and Sandi discuss the extended application of Tantra to include every area of life. Tantra becomes a context that generously holds and organizes our day-to-day experience to make life more meaningful and more fulfilling.

For more information about Marc Allen’s work, please visit: http://www.marcallen.com/

Published on Nov 2, 2014

Sally Kempton is a deeply practiced teacher of meditation and spiritual philosophy, and the author of the books Meditation for the Love of It and Awakening Shakti: as well as the audio course Doorways to the Infinite, recently put out by Sounds True.. A former swami in the Saraswati order of India, she has been practicing and teaching devotional contemplative tantra for more than 40 years. Her teaching is powerfully sourced in the eastern meditative traditions of yoga and Kashmir Shaivism, yet highly contemporary in her focus on evolutionary practice. She offers a powerful transmission of meditative experience.

Books: Meditation for the Love of It Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga Doorways to the Infinite: The Art and Practice of Tantric Meditation (audio program)

Website: http://sallykempton.com

Igor Kufayev – An artist and healer by nature, Igor has been sharing his revelations into the essence of Being since 2002. His approach, in the form of intimate gatherings, silent transmissions and private correspondence, is based on spontaneous and intuitive insight which allows him to empathize with uniqueness of each individual conditioning.

Igor Kufayev was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In his childhood he had many episodes associated with awakening. At the age of thirty six Igor underwent a radical transformation of consciousness which subsequently blossomed into spontaneous unfoldment of Grace.

Since April 2011, Igor and his family have been based in Costa Rica. He continues working with those who require guidance using various forms of communication.

Website: http://www.igorkufayev-vamadeva.com

YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/FlowingWa…

Dr. Menas Kafatos is The Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor of Computational Physics and Director of Excellence at Chapman University. He received his B.A. in Physics from Cornell University in 1967 and his Ph.D. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972. After postdoctoral work at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, he joined George Mason University and was University Professor of Interdisciplinary Sciences there from 1984-2008. He has authored and co-authored numerous books including The Conscious Universe, The Non-local Universe and Principles of Integrative Science.

He is a recipient of the Rustum Roy Award from the Chopra Foundation, which “honors individuals whose devotion and commitment to their passion for finding answers in their field is matched only by their commitment to humanity” and the IEEE Orange County Chapter – Outstanding Leadership and Professional Service Award. He has been interviewed numerous times by national and international TV networks, newspapers and radio programs. http://chapman.edu/CS/pcse/faculty/ka… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menas_Ka…

Books: The Non-Local Universe: The New Physics and Matters of the Mind The Conscious Universe: Parts and Wholes in Physical Reality Looking In, Seeing Out: Consciousness and Cosmos

Dialogues and Reflections on the ways of seeing reality as viewed from two perspectives derived from Vedantic and Tantric traditions. Questions and Answers during the gathering in Sonoma County CA,


Published on Oct 20, 2014

Excerpt from a private gathering in Kensington, Berkeley CA. October 12th, 2014


An artist and healer by nature, Igor has been sharing his revelations into the essence of Being since 2002. His approach, in the form of intimate gatherings, silent transmissions and private correspondence, is based on spontaneous and intuitive insight which allows him to empathize with uniqueness of each individual conditioning.

Igor Kufayev was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In his childhood he had many episodes associated with awakening. At the age of thirty six Igor underwent a radical transformation of consciousness which subsequently blossomed into spontaneous unfoldment of Grace.

Since April 2011, Igor and his family have been based in Costa Rica. He continues working with those who require guidance using various forms of communication.

VIEW HERE on the 1st Interview.

How do you live a life of spiritual awakening as well as outer abundance, inner freedom as well as deep intimacy? How do you serve the world selfessly, yet passionately celebrate your life?

The sages of Tantra have known for centuries that when you follow the path of Shakti—the sacred feminine principle personified by the goddesses of yoga— these gifts can manifest spontaneously. Yet most of us, women as well as men, have yet to experience the full potential of our inner feminine energies.

When you know these powers for what they are, they heighten your capacity to open spiritually, love more deeply and fearlessly, create with greater mastery, and move through the world with skill and delight. In Awakening Shakti, you will learn how to recognize and invite:

 

 

 

  • Kali, bringer of strength, fierce love, and untamed freedom
  • Lakshmi, who confers prosperity and beautySaraswati, for clarity of communication and intuition
  • Radha, who carries the divine energy of spiritual longing
  • Bhuvaneshvari, who creates the space for sacred transformation
  • Parvati, to awaken creativity and the capacity to love

With a wealth of meditations, visualizations, mantras, teachings, and beautifully told stories, Awakening Shakti provides a practical guide for activating the currents of the divine feminine in every aspect of your life.

Sally Kempton is a master of meditation, yoga philosophy, and practical tantric philosophy. Her retreats and workshops are known for creating breakthroughs, born of her ability to help people turn sublime truths into lived, and life-shifting, experience. Sally spent 20 years as a swami in a Vedic order, and has been studying and teaching spiritual wisdom for 40 years. She is the author of Meditation for the Love of It, a seminal book on basic meditation practice, and writes the popular Yoga Journal column, Wisdom. Learn more at sallykempton.com.

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Sally Kempton – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Published on Aug 25, 2014
Sally Kempton is a deeply practiced teacher of meditation and spiritual philosophy, and the author of the books Meditation for the Love of It and Awakening Shakti: as well as the audio course Doorways to the Infinite, recently put out by Sounds True.. A former swami in the Saraswati order of India, she has been practicing and teaching devotional contemplative tantra for more than 40 years. Her teaching is powerfully sourced in the eastern meditative traditions of yoga and Kashmir Shaivism, yet highly contemporary in her focus on evolutionary practice. She offers a powerful transmission of meditative experience.

Books: Meditation for the Love of It Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga Doorways to the Infinite: The Art and Practice of Tantric Meditation (audio program)

Website: sallykempton.com

7- Week Teleconference starting August 26: The Wisdom Goddess Empowerment – Opening Transpersonal Gateways to Expand Your Capacity for Desire, Insight, and Action

What lies beyond awakening? Pure being is basic and so is the so-called “awakening” everyone is talking about today. The contemporary neo-Advaitins will tell you nothing lies beyond, however that is not true. A whole universe of bliss and unity awaits you and this book will help you discover it. Today, Tantra has become equated with exotic sexual practices; however that is less than half of what Tantra originally meant and still means. Tantra is the science of realizing the Self while remaining absorbed in a rich worldly life. Tantra and kundalini are closely related. Kundalini is the creative dynamic energy of the Self, also known as Shakti. Shakti is Divine Grace and it lives in you as you. Tantra is the science of merging this Divine Grace into your small conscious awareness and becoming enlightened. This book is about enlightenment – not just “awakening” but real enlightenment.

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The author of these pages could be said to be Jan Esmann, though that is just a form, a game, an old habit.

Anyway, here he is…

He is an artist by profession. You can see his paintings here
He also writes software (plugins for Photoshop) here

He has decided to share the love-bliss.
Nothing else matters.

What is written on this website is solely from experience.
All is an attempt to convey the state of love-bliss to you.

Nothing is from books or second hand knowledge.

Love-bliss never ending is the sole reality.

Fire in the brain…


Dialogues and Reflections on the ways of seeing reality as viewed from two perspectives derived from Vedantic and Tantric traditions. Questions and Answers during the gathering in Sonoma County CA, March 23rd, 2014

Published on Feb 26, 2014

Q: Many speak of the need for the Kundalini to move upward through the spine, but this is not my experience. Aurobindo himself spoke of consciousness arising and the Divine consciousness descending and that being felt as energy/force movements, etc.

I know you are a Tantric and I wondered if you subscribe to one method or the other and in general your opinion. I feel this is an important clarification as it took me months to grasp and fully own my own naturally unfolding process instead of trying to convert to somebody else’s.

Here’s what Aurobindo has said: “In the Tantra the centres are opened and Kundalini is awakened by a special process, its action of ascent is felt through the spine.
Here (Aurobindo’s Integral Yoga) it is the pressure of the Force from above that awakens it and opens the centres. There is an ascension of the consciousness going up till it joins the higher consciousness above. This repeats itself (sometimes a descent also is felt) until all the centres are open and the consciousness rises above the body. At a later stage it remains above and widens out into the cosmic consciousness and the universal Self. This is a usual course, but sometimes the process is more rapid and there is a sudden and definite opening above.”

Lake Arenal, Costa Rica. February 2014.

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