3 Ways Vajrayana Tantra Tones Your Vagus Nerve
Did you know that Vajrayana Tantra is an extremely effective somatic healing method? The combination of breath, mindfulness, and mantric chanting hits many of the “vagal activation” cues that engage the vagus nerve and facilitate somatic healing.But also, there’s the pure physical pleasure that can be experienced at each stage of your practice that can […]
Transforming Attachment with Bliss!
In Tibetan 5 Element Tantra, each element is an antidote to one of the 5 root poisons of human emotion. The 5 root poisons are: attachment, arrogance, ignorance, jealousy, and anger. In Tibetan Buddhism, each of these “roots” is considered to be a primary cause of suffering. Therefore the fewer poisons we have, the less we […]
What is “Tantra Massage”?
What is “Tantra Massage”??? In short, MARKETING! We recently received a question about Tantra Massage asking “is it a thing? Is it “real” Tantra? Is it helpful or harmful, what’s your view?” We thought this would be a perfect opportunity to share our view on the topic of “tantra massage”. Based on what I (Devi) have […]
The Importance of Lineage in Tantra
Have you ever wondered about the importance of lineage in Tantra? At IATE we make a big deal about our methods being lineage-based and Lama-approved, but why is that important in the realm of Tantra? Tantra is a spiritual science originally developed in Northern India several thousand years ago. Today there are many different branches, […]
Tips for Staying Present in Your Body During Sex
Being present in your body is the #1 key to tantric intimacy… Presence must be cultivated and practised in every area of life! When we become present to our sensory experience, we become present in our bodies and are momentarily freed from our habitual thought patterns and our incessant internal chatter. When we practice conscious presence during […]
10 Reasons WE Should Be Your Tantra School!
Why we should be your Tantra School… If you’re on the fence about enrolling in one of our Tantra Training programs, here are 10 reasons to say “Hell Yes!” to training with IATE… 1. We are a government accredited school for Tantra This means that the Private Training Institutions Branch of The Ministry of Advanced […]
Queering Tantra with TK
How do you integrate the practice of Tantra without absorbing potentially harmful cis-heteronormative narratives? This episode is for radical anti-assimilationists, those who want to get past the trauma stories of linen pants, and those who know enlightenment doesn’t happen by turning a blind eye to pain, suffering, and the oppressed. Join Devi Ward Erickson and […]
Sex Is Medicine Q&A ~ Ask A Sexologist!
Do you have questions about sexuality, pleasure, and personal growth? Join Devi Ward Erickson and her team of Authentic Tantra® experts and certified sexologists Rosie Bitts, Lucia Vasquez + Karen Craig as they answer listener’s questions about: How to orgasm after a hysterectomy Can you get addicted to your vibrator? The benefits of ejaculation for […]
Yes. Tantra is Political
Is Tantra political? Yes, yes it is. Buddhist Tantra has been a revolutionary philosophy from its inception. In Passionate Enlightenment, author Miranda Shaw describes Tantric Buddhism as “a protest movement” that addressed issues of social justice in Indian society during the Pala period of India (8th-12th century AD). Issues of social, racial and […]
Tibetan Medicine, the word “Tantra” means “Continuously Protecting Life”
In the Gyudhsi, the 4 medical tantras transmitted by the Buddha, the word Tantra translates in this context as “continuously protecting life”. The full translation is – Amrita-hridhaya-anga-ashta-guhya-upadesha-tantra-nama This means: The immortal nectar of the heart essence branch of the eighth secret oral tradition which is continuously protecting life. Tibetan Medicine is […]