Saturday, August 29, 2009
Tantra 1 :: A Comprehensive Introduction to Tantra
October 17th & 18th (with introduction lectures Oct. 14-16th below for details)
The esoteric Tantra 1 teachings are presented in a coherent,
step-by-step approach, well adapted to the Western mentality
without losing their original mystique and richness. The mysteries
and secrets of spiritual eroticism are presented in conjunction with
the relevant information from Yoga, Chinese Taoism, Tibetan
Buddhism, Alchemy, and Middle Eastern Imsak. The workshops are marked by many exemplifications, meditations, and initiations (energy
inductions). Swami Vivekananda Saraswati, founder of Agama Yoga and a Tantric Yoga master who has more than 25 years experience, will present these teachings for the first time in Hawaii as part of his North American tour.
This weekend workshop has formed part of Agama Yoga’s workshop offerings
since 2001 and remains its most popular event year after year. The course covers the significance of the sexual energy from an evolutionary standpoint, and its conservation and cultivation along a path of personal and spiritual growth. Tantra 1 introduces brahmacarya or sexual continence, the concept of energetic sublimation, and the fundamentals of genuine Tantric practice focusing especially on beginners’ issues and individual practice.
Syllabus highlights include: Introduction to Tantra, brahmacarya: sexual continence and the importance of conserving sexual energy, understanding subtle energies and the chakras (energy centers of the being), the polarity of energy and the spiritual nature of sexual attraction, transmutation, sublimation, and control over the sexual energy, modern sexology, curves of pleasure in erotic play, men's practice: the distinction between orgasm and ejaculation,
women's practice: the seven different female orgasms, diet and purification, forms of retention, techniques of control, the channeling of energy toward evolutionary purposes, consecration: The sexual act as sacred encounter, transfiguration: recognizing the divine in your partner. The course includes all the necessary knowledge for participants to start mastering the path of Tantric sexuality! This weekend seminar is supplemented with Hatha Yoga for Tantric practice, meditations, exercises in couples, and other practical elements. There is no nudity whatsoever and participants may attend as individuals or in couples. *Please bring a Yoga mat if possible and wear comfortable, natural fabric clothing. Printed supplemental handouts will be provided to the participants.
Where :: Temple of Peace, 575 Haiku Rd, Maui
When :: Sat. Oct. 17th, 9am-7pm / Sun. Oct. 18th, 8am-7pm
(lunchbreak 1-2:30pm both days)
Price :: $175 ($140 for unemployed & students upon verification)
* $10 off for advance reservations by Oct. 3rd. Space is limited – reserve today!
For reservations & more information, contact Adrian ::
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 808-463-5856
*Intro to Tantra lecture series (by donation) ::
Wednesday October 14th , 7:45-9:15pm @ The Studio Maui
Thursday October 15th , 7-9pm @ La Jons (Kihei –email/call for directions)
Friday October 16th, 7-10pm @ Temple of Peace
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