TANTRA AT A GLANCE

The name Tantra comes from the Sanskrit, in which tantra is literally an instrument (-tra) for expanding (tan-). Understood psychologically or psychospiritually, a tantra could be a practice for expanding our consciousness. Typically, these practices involve guided imagery and various bodily postures and movements. These aim at creating a greater intensity of experience and a profound appreciation of the divine or sacred nature of existence which is beyond our conditioned life. We acknowledge this dimension in the traditional Indic greeting, Namas-te.

A puja is literally (in Sanskrit) a treating with respect or reverence One form it may take is a circle of practitioners who meet in a directed fashion following clear instructions that maintain full respect and help us to rediscover the divine in all of us. For example, we may follow a series of structured exercises lasting from 3-7 minutes with various partners, including eye gazing, light touch, verbal sharing, and contact dancing... the entire series being designed to have us become more aware of this sacred dimension present in all of us, and in the West, to practice the art of loving. Our workshops welcome both men and women, singles and couples. We attempt to ensure equal numbers of men and women for cohesive practice forms. There is no nudity, nor explicit sexual touching in the workshops unless clearly stated. We are dedicated to provide safety, clarity, and integrity in all our classes.