What Is Buddhist Sexual Tantra?
Traditionally Buddhist Sexual Tantra has two paths to realization- that of the monk and that of the Tantrik yogi/householder. Devi Ward Erickson was instructed in the sexual application of traditional Tibetan Tantric practices by her mentor and was given permission to teach the Tibetan 5 Elements for Sexual Healing by her root Lama, who falls […]
Sexual Shamanism in the Tantric Tradition
The Tibetan Tantric tradition is rich with imagery which symbolizes the inherent unity of “masculine” and “feminine” universal energies. In the Tibetan Tantric tradition the “feminine” is recognized as all that which is tangible and accessible through our 5 senses; sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell. The “masculine” is recognized as conceptual awareness, thought, and […]
What’s Your Motivation for Spiritual Practice?
The pursuit of enlightenment in spiritual communities is often considered the only true or worthwhile motivation for spiritual npractice. But what if the motivation for your spiritual practice was simply to have a happy, healthy life? And what if the key to having a happy healthy life was actually found through spiritual practice and realization? […]
Tantric Union Practices for Healing
My first introduction to Tibetan Tantric Buddhism was through the Tibetan Five Element Sexual Tantras. The Tibetan Five Element Sexual Tantras are a method for harnessing sexual energy and using it to transform, awaken, and heal body, mind, and spirit. I was trained in these methods with the understanding that these were the foundational requirements […]
Why Tantra Absolutely IS About Sex
If you research traditional styles of Tantra, you will soon come to realize that Tantra, specifically Traditional Tibetan Tantra, is NOT primarily about sex. Then why does our brand of Tantra (which is rooted in Tibetan Tantric ideology), place so much emphasis on sexual pleasure and orgasm? Because Tantra at it’s core is medicine to […]