Tantra vs. Neo-Tantra
Today the word “Tantra” is used to describe anything from a meditation class to an erotic massage, whether there’s actual Tantra teachings woven into them or not.
Unfortunately, a person can normally only get a brief glimpse of real Tantra when practicing Neo-Tantra. The teachings often lack the foundation and a genuine spiritual goal, which is at the core of Traditional Tantra.
Despite the differences, one common thread that connects Traditional Tantra and Neo-Tantra is the importance placed on the attainment of a balanced and free body, mind and soul.
What is Authentic Tantra Modality?
The Institute of Authentic Tantra Education is the only government accredited school for Tantric sexual healing in the world!
The Authentic Tantra ® modality is a holistic healing modality grounded in the Tibetan Five Element Tantric Teachings of Tibetan Buddhism and interwoven with innovative knowledge about sexuality, trauma and holistic healing in order to balance, enrich, and heal the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies from the inside out.
Our Lama, Tashi Dundrup, received the transmission of the Five Element Tantric teachings from Kalu Rinpoche in 1977.
The Tibetan Five Element Teachings are part of the Shangpa Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhist Tantra which have been passed down from Teacher to student as part of an oral tradition dating back over 1,200 years.
With permission and blessings from our Lama, these traditional Tibetan Five 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.
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What are the benefits of Authentic Tantra?
- Cultivates awareness, inner peace and happiness
- Heals and expands self-love and self-connection
- Heals and deepens intimacy and connection to partner and others
- Dissolves low self-esteem
- Pacifies anxiety and depression
- Strengthens mental and emotional balance
- Dissolves energetic blockages
- Increases life force energy and creativity
- Dissolves emotional wounds and destructive patterns
- Restores sensation
- Heals trauma (sexual and non-sexual)
- Heals circumcision trauma in men
- Increases blood flow to genitals
- Increases lubrication in women
- Increases testosterone levels in men
- Strengthens and expands erections in men (multi-orgasmic)
- Deepens and strengthens orgasmic capacity
- Deepens emotional, spiritual and physical pleasure
- Opens path to Enlightenment (freedom from suffering)
- Cultivates more love, joy, presence and compassion
…and many more!
What is Tantra?
Traditional Tantra is a spiritual practice of sexual and non-sexual practices that originated in India (Indus Valley) about 4,000 years ago, when the earliest yoga texts, the Vedas, were written. Although it did not come into common practice until the fourth century after classical yoga flourished.
A holistic lifestyle (non-religious) practice, Tantra soon spread to neighboring countries, most notably Tibet.
There Tantra merged with Buddhism and Tibet’s, shamanic tradition, Bon, to form a Tibetan Buddhist Tantra practice.
Tibetan Buddhist Tantra, also known as Vajrayana, is considered the highest form of yoga.
Tantric Buddhism, in the Vajrayana tradition, means “to weave light and sound with form”.
In this definition, “light” represents specific visualizations, “sound” represents the mantric seed syllables, and “form” represents the human body.
These “weaving” practices are done first non-sexually in order to build a connection and understanding of the practice.
The experienced Tantra practitioner can bring this practice to his or her sexual activities to consciously utilize the potent energy generated during sexual pleasure to heal, transmute and expand the body, mind and soul.
This is an inner alchemy practice that will bring profound transformation of consciousness and start you on the path to Enlightenment (which in Buddhism simply means “freedom from suffering”).
What is Neo-Tantra?
In the West, especially, what most people consider Tantra is actually Neo-Tantra which originated in the 1960s.
Neo-Tantra emerged from a combination of Osho’s meditation and open sexuality teachings, modern variations of limited Hindu and Buddist tantric teachings, as well as Sacred Sexuality and Mindfulness practices.
In recent decades, especially, it has strayed farther and farther from the essence and heart of Traditional Tantra teachings and has become a fusion of many New Age modalities and methods.
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