The Historical Roots of Neo-Tantra

Historical Roots of Neo-Tantra

What are the historical roots of neo-tantra? The way the word “Tantra” is used in Western culture typically conflates this ancient spiritual practice with, as one practitioner describes it, “a hand job with a stick of incense”, or candlelit orgies, or, “hands-free” energy orgasms that somehow “heal trauma” by bypassing the physical body entirely – […]

What Is Buddhist Tantra with Devi Ward Erickson

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All this time we’ve been together and I’ve never sat down and shared my story of how I came to Tibetan 5 Element Tantra! Join me tonight as I share my understanding of authentic Tantric practice, based upon my 13 years of training in Tibetan 5 Element Tantra, how I was introduced to this path […]

How Do We Address Tantra and Cultural Appropriation?

We at IATE are often asked how we address the issue of cultural appropriation in relationship to Tantra. The very simple and straightforward answer is – we don’t.  This is the benefit and meaning of offering LINEAGE-BASED Tantric methods. Lineage-based means that we have permission and blessing from a sanctioned Lama of a living tradition […]