Authentic Tantra ® is a trauma-informed holistic healing modality designed to awaken, heal, and integrate body, mind, spirit, and sex.
Authentic Tantra ® methods are rooted in the Tibetan Five Element Tantric Teachings, which are ancient shamanistic techniques from the Tibetan and Bon traditions, designed to balance, enrich, and heal the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual body- from the inside out.
These teachings were transmitted to our Lama (Lama Tashi Dundrup) by Kalu Rinpoche (1905 – May 10, 1989) over 40 years ago. The Tibetan Five Element Teachings are part of the Shangpa Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhist Tantra. They have been passed down from Teacher to student as part of an oral tradition dating back over 1,200 years.
The Shangpa Kagyu lineage is referred to as “The Dakini Lineage” because it was founded by two women- Sukhasiddhi and Niguma. These powerful women achieved full realization of enlightenment and passed their teachings down through oral (verbal) instruction and at times initiated their disciples through Tantric sexual union practices.
The Shangpa Kagyu lineage is one of the only lineages that works directly with the sex chakra. It is noted that this is also one of the only remaining lineages that was founded by women. The 5 element teachings that we have been given permission to share relate to the “feminine” aspects of the elements. The feminine aspects relate to everything in the material world; our senses, our environment, our intuition, our bodies, our relationships, our community, and of course, our sexuality- all for the purpose of bringing health, balance, enrichment, pleasure, and joy.
Additionally, the Shangpa Kagyu lineage is referred to as “the practice lineage” because this tradition emphasizes the realization of consciousness which occurs through the actual practice of Tantra yoga methods, as opposed to reading and debating the scholarly works of the tradition.
With permission and blessings from our Lama, these traditional Tibetan 5 Element Tantric Teachings have been woven into a holistic set of sexual and non-sexual methods to create a powerful and effective modality for healing and life transformation.