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  • The Lives and Wisdom of Women Practitioners

    Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

    Hello, Precious Selves,

    Last year, I introduced the Anandamayi Ma Resource Portal on Living Tantra. Ma was a great woman teacher and a great teacher of women. She transmitted what I consider to be the only authentic version of siddhasana (the accomplished pose) for women. I will be writing an article about it soon.

    That article will appear on the forthcoming Yogini Resource Portal on Living Tantra. This new resource portal will feature articles, books, photographs, music, movies, websites and other resources by and/or about women practitioners. more…

  • Gay Tantrika

    Sunday, September 7th, 2008

    I wonder if gods in heaven, spirit guides etc. allow gay people to aspire to enlightenment. Though I remain totally committed to surrender to my Guru, I wonder about these questions and questions about how much will the Guru’s prejudices/prejudices of old time scriptures delude my mind. Looking for greater clarity.
    –a Living Tantra reader from Mumbai

    Reality has no prejudices other than those of limited beings who are not yet totally realized. This is one answer. more…

  • The Lifeboat

    Thursday, September 4th, 2008

    “Tantra Yoga is the saving wisdom. It is the marvellous boat which takes man safely to the other shore of fearlessness, immortality, freedom, and perfection, when practised with understanding under personal guidance of well-established Tantric Guru.”

    –Swami Sivananda Saraswati of Rishikesh

  • A Real Shaman

    Monday, August 4th, 2008

    Real shamanism is about working directly with the elemental forces of nature and other beings in order to help people. Shamanism on its own is not a path of Self-realization, but the the shaman–as healer, divinator and mediator between worlds–is an honored person in all direct realization traditions.

    Shamans are produced through a complex set of circumstances. A person is made a shaman by nature, not by workshop. No one who really understands the genesis and path of the shaman would undertake to dabble in it. The stakes are high, the birth process is often frightening and the responsibility is enormous.

    I recently came across this wonderful documentary and am happy to be able to share it with Living Tantra readers. The shaman who speaks here gives us a rare opportunity to enlarge our View of how humans, animals, other being and the forces of nature cooperate and communicate.

  • Tantra Means Continuity

    Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

    Tantra means continuity, communication, and comprehension.

    We discover we are in a state of continuity. We are nothing but an expression of continuity. more…

  • Karma Yoga, Bhakti, and Tantra

    Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

    A Living Tantra reader asked about the role of bhakti and karma yoga in Kashmir Shaivism. According to Swami Sivananda, “Karma Yoga is more…