Jackson Hole Tantra
- Is Tantra a religion?
Tantra requires no belief system. It is a form of spirituality, meditation, art and internal science. It's an internal science in that the effects are internally observable and replicable. Yogis and Tantrics have developed these techniques over thousands of years to safely channel primal life energy into heightened meditative states.
- What benefits will I get from Tantra?
Tantra promotes a healthy sensual life, which is physically and emotionally beneficial. This gives a youthful way of thinking and vivacity which spill into other areas of life. Communication skills developed are essential to ecstatic relationships. Tantra accelerates any spiritual path you follow.
- Is this therapy?
Tantra isn't therapy or counseling. However, because it's a form of meditation and spiritual practice, many feel it has therapeutic benefits.
- Do I need a Guru?
The Guru is in you. Many spiritual disciplines require you find a Guru demanding absolute dedication, explaining you need guidance and direction to avoid self-delusion. Some people need a Guru. Interestingly, the ultimate message from honest Masters is that the Guru is in you. Check out Sarlo's Guru Rating Service for iconoclastic advice.
- I'm single. Must I do Tantra with a mate?
Tantric practices are entirely relevant to singles. You must truly love yourself before you can unconditionally love others. Entwining energy with a beloved is the ultimate, but practice with a partner may sometimes be detrimental. Consider situations where the other's heart isn't into Tantra, or is threatened by it. Singles practicing Tantra project energies of confidence and mastery others seek. Some schools of Tantra even insist individuals start by themselves.
- How does Tantra affect relationships?
Tantra won't save a bad relationship, but it can make a good one sizzling. Directly experiencing the Divine spark in your partner transforms the relationship outside of Tantra. Honesty and communication skills cultivated benefit all areas of life. Most couples report more bliss and fewer arguments.
- Isn't authentic Tantra only available through a few people in a few places?
It's been said Tantra is unavailable in the West. Indeed, it's even been written Tantra is only available from one man squirreled away somewhere in the Himalayan foothills. Nonsense. Since when is the Sacred only available to an elite few? Tantra is Sacred Awareness, which has been present in cultures from prehistoric times. There was Native American Tantra, Hawaiian Tantra, Celtic Tantra and so forth. Divine Awareness is not only found under Tibetan rocks; it is also present where you just stubbed your toe!
- Can gays and lesbians practice Tantra?
Gays and lesbians fit beautifully into the universe of Tantra. While it's true a few ancient texts stated homosexuality is incompatible with Tantra, most tomes made no such mention. Certainly, instruction was always given in male/female polarities. However, it was universally understood that male and female energy exists within every individual. It is interesting to note many same sex couples have a partner more masculine or feminine than the other. Jackson Hole Tantra proudly recommends Jackson Hole Chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).
- What are your rates?
Jackson Hole Tantra charges $60 per session / $250 per five. Sessions are conducted in dreamtime. Dreamtime means sessions last a minimum of one hour, but don't end until they're truly over. The commitment is to provide quality Tantra instruction to every sincere, motivated student.
- What if Tantra doesn't work for me?
Tantra isn't a path for everyone. However, you can't lose checking it out. You'll undoubtedly learn a few things. At a minimum, homework exercises will provide a lot of fun!
Namaste, and Happy Trails!
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Links to Kindred Spirits:
Dances of Universal Peace
The Lessin's 'School of Tantra' on Maui
Patti Taylor, PhD's, 'Expanded Lovemaking'
Patti Taylor, PhD's, Poscast Interviews with Fascinating People
Akasha's World Tantra Organization
Network for a New Culture
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