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Course: Tantra

The Union of Sexuality and Spirituality

Human beings have two paths to immortality. The first is procreation - the sex urge which biologically preserves our genes into future genertaions. This natural instinct is embedded in our very being and is something we have in common with all of life. Our species must survive and propagate...we must multiply and grow.

This urge is deeply tied to our being and is biologically and instinctively embedded in our psyche. When in a healthy expression, it leads to children and grandchildren- giving us deep meaning and connection in life. When out of balance, it leads to unhealthy cravings, porn addiction, longing, desire, and lots of anxiety. This happens when it is misdirected and chaotic.

Enter the second path towards immortality...one of spirituality and consciousness. The biological drive is to push our genes into future generations and keep our “flame” alive. The spiritual path is to tap into the intense power of our sexual energy and harness it...bring it up our spines to activate our spiritual centers and lead to further awakening.

How does this lead to immortality? We immortalize our consciousness. We wake up to our eternal selves and know who we truly are. According to the ancient hindus and Taoists (from which the Tantric traditions come), this allows us to evolve spiritually and step out of the cycles of birth and rebirth. We learn who we are, we connect with Source, and we continue our path of transformation and spiritual evolution beyond the ups and downs of this existence.

The path of Tantra is the path of awakening- tapping the most powerful essence of life- the “seed” of life itself to fan the fire of our growth and awakening.

I’m an ordained Abbot of an unbroken Taoist lineage of which Tantra is an important practice. We don't ignore our sexuality. We don’t judge it and stuff it away. It isn’t base and impure. Our sexual energy is the very core of our life force. We learn to tap into it and control it’s flow. We redirect the urge to waste it and coax it up our spine to activate and energize our chakras (called dantiens in Taoist practice.) With continued practice, this powerful reserve of life energy charges and revitalizes all aspects of our existence.

Our misdirected sexual energy is the missing ingredient in our health, vitality, and our missing sense of purpose. If you’re tired, lost, and disconnected from the power of your true sexual charge, it’s time to learn Tantra.

This practice isn’t for everyone. It’ll kick up energy and challenge you to grow in ways you’ve never experienced. It’s best to have a trusted partner to practice with as we will learn and do the breathing exercises weekly and work with a partner. If you’ve had a history of trauma and sexual abuse, I ask that you enroll in our Healing Emotional Trauma course first and heal those wounds. Tantra can kick up a lot of energy from your past and it can be very unsettling if you’ve been avoiding things. It’s a powerful path towards self illumination that will challenge you along the way. That said, on the other side, the spark of life that you’ve been missing is waiting for you.

If this sounds good, make sure you’re ready for the journey and join me in this live course.

Love, Life, Sex, and Spirit

Module 1

Tantra - The Sacred Path

We need to lay the foundation and explore what Tantra is and isn’t. In this first module, we will set the table for the work ahead of us. There’s been so much darkness, judgement, media distortion, and shame around sex in our culture. We’re going to press reset and bring sexuality back to the altar of spirituality in this module.

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Module 2

The Anatomy of Energy

To practice Tantra we need to understand the flow of energy in our bodies. Male and female, straight or gay, we need to know how our energies flow and learn to breathe down to our core. Tantra is all about the movement of Yin and Yang energies in the body. We need to learn how to do this internally before connecting with another person for dual cultivation. We’ll learn about the dantiens, chakras, meridians and other basics of energy anatomy in this module...again building a foundation for our practice.

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The Tantric Path

Module 3

Tantric Breathing

In order to tap the essential vitality of our being, we need to know how to breathe to it. That happens first in our own bodies. We’ll practice some important breathwork here and learn to settle the energy to our core. Once we do that, then moving it and driving it up our own spines is the next stop. We’ll need to have some proficiency here before doing this with a partner. Two people together - tapping energy and moving it...that’s powerful. We act like batteries for each-other and the dual cultivation works like a dynamo. Learning the breathing is critical to being able to control the flow and use it correctly.

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Module 4

Dual Cultivation

Now that we’ve practiced in the workshop of our own bodies, it’s time to connect (front to front) with our partner. This is where the practice starts to get interesting and will kick up some real power. We start with clothes on...just connecting and feeling. Then we “prime” the fire by mild stimulation on both sides to kick up some power and use it to breathe and cultivate. Get ready for a ride...

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Module 5

Mastering Orgasm

Orgasm is a critical piece of this puzzle and we need to learn to control and harness the power here. Male orgasm dumps the energy right out and the party's over. We will learn how to control male organsm and ride the wave of female orgasm this week. This is the essential work that needs lots of practice, patience, and awareness. Staying on the pre climax side of orgasm is a key part of this...we bring up the energy and use it...we breathe with it and activate energy centers as it rises up our spines.

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Module 6

Tantric Cultivation

Now that we’ve learned the practice, this module sets us up for a journey of discovery and dual cultivation. I want to make sure I cover all the lessons needed to give you a framework and help you avoid bumps in the road. This is work. It’s fun and illuminating but will challenge you to grow and evolve as a person. Once you’re on the path and you get it, Tantra will light up your life in ways you never imagined. This last module will be about setting you up for success because the real work and the real fun starts now.

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