Tools for Tantra

Tools for Tantra

Tantric yantras are precise geometric forms that have been used for centuries as tools for self-realization and the attainment of mystical powers. In Tools for Tantra, Tantric practitioner and scholar Harish Johari has re-created the exact colors and proportions of the primordial yantras along with step-by-step instructions for their accurate construction, coloring, and use.

Preparing for Tantra

Creating the Psychological Ground for Practice

Preparing for Tantra

The preliminary practices of Tantra aren't a hurdle to be gotten through in order to get somewhere else; they're an extraordinarily rich collection of practices which have much to offer as a means of cultivating and maturing the practitioner's psychological ground. They can enable experiences to unfold, and they can clear the way when there seem to be problems or hindrances practitioners are struggling with. In Preparing for Tantra, Preece draws on his experience as a Tantric Buddhist practitioner, meditation teacher, and psychotherapist to explain how to make the preliminary practices psychologically meaningful and spiritually transformative. He examines each of the practices with an eye to revealing how they may be used to heal and transform psychological trauma and offers practical suggestions for integrating them into daily life—as well as ensuring that practitioners are prepared psychologically, emotionally, and energetically to start out safely on the tantric path. Preparing for Tantra is an accessible guidebook for engaging in ngondro, the preliminary practices that are done before engaging in a long tantric retreat. These practices are also powerful tools for purifying negativities and alleviating guilt, healing difficult experiences, and enriching our minds with goodness so that we will be able to progress in our Dharma practice and gain realizations of the path.

The Monkeys and the Mango Tree

Teaching Stories of the Saints and Sadhus of India

The Monkeys and the Mango Tree

These twenty-five beautifully illustrated tales capture the mystery, the enchantment, and the profound spiritual learning that is India. Drawn from the great Indian epics the Puranas, the Upanishads, and the Mahabharata, these tales put ageless Indian wisdom into the form of stories to delight young and old alike.

Tantra Yoga Secrets

Eighteen Transformational Lessons to Serenity, Radiance, and Bliss

Tantra Yoga Secrets

The practice of Tantra Yoga is considered to be the highest and most rapid path to enlightenment. Master teacher Mukunda Stiles offers 18 lessons in Tantra Yoga, a practice of transformational self-healing in which we can deepen awareness of our bodies, their energy forces, and the connections to the natural world around you and those you love. While many movements today describe tantra as a sexual practice promising longer and better orgasms, increased stamina, and ecstasy, the real Tantra aims to awaken Kundalini, the dormant potential force in the human personality. The Tantra tradition includes a vast range of practical teachings leading to the expansion of human consciousness and the liberation of primal energy. By heightening their awareness to this connective energy, readers will learn to embrace and develop a higher level of intimacy, the heart of tantra. Stiles explains this intimate and life-changing practice with grace, structure, and clarity--an easy-to-follow Tantra Yoga workshop in book form. Tantra Yoga Secrets will empower readers to overcome emotions, gain new knowledge, and live a more fulfilling spiritual lifestyle.

Tantra

Path of Ecstasy

Tantra

Tantra—often associated with Kundalini Yoga—is a fundamental dimension of Hinduism, emphasizing the cultivation of "divine power" (shakti) as a path to infinite bliss. Tantra has been widely misunderstood in the West, however, where its practices are often confused with eroticism and licentious morality. Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy dispels many common misconceptions, providing an accessible introduction to the history, philosophy, and practice of this extraordinary spiritual tradition. The Tantric teachings are geared toward the attainment of enlightenment as well as spiritual power and are present not only in Hinduism but also Jainism and Vajrayana Buddhism. In this book, Georg Feuerstein offers readers a clear understanding of authentic Tantra, as well as appropriate guidance for spiritual practice and the attainment of higher consciousness.

Breath, Mind, and Consciousness

Breath, Mind, and Consciousness

Introduces Swar Yoga, advises conscious observation and control of breathing patterns to maximize energy and vitality, and suggests exercises for physical and psychic healing

Foundations of Ayurveda: Ancient Indian Medical Knowledge for Modern-Day Problems

Foundations of Ayurveda: Ancient Indian Medical Knowledge for Modern-Day Problems

Discover the ancient Medical system of India, called Ayurveda in this book, which examines noth the historical origin and spread, as well as traditional areas as Yoga and Astrology, and also deeper aspects of Ayyurvedic diagnosis and treatment methods for the Practitioner and novice alike.

Tantric Visions of the Divine Feminine

The Ten Mahāvidyās

Tantric Visions of the Divine Feminine

What is one to make of a group of goddesses that includes a goddess who cuts her own head off, a goddess who sits on a corpse while pulling the tongue of a demon, or a goddess who prefers sex with corpses? Tantra visions of the Divine Faminine deals with

Traditional Yoga: Insights into the Original Yoga Tradition, Book 1: The Original Yoga System

Traditional Yoga: Insights into the Original Yoga Tradition, Book 1: The Original Yoga System

This book provides a deeper insight into the Original Yoga system of India as per tradition and the true insights with regards to the Eight Limbs of Yoga, especially with regards to Asana (Posture), Dhyana (Meditation), Pranayama (Breathing Techniques) as also the Chakras and their relationship with the mind and states of consciousness. It shows how Yoga was originally an Integral system, not one merely reduced to classroom instruction. You will also find information regarding the deeper aspects of karma and how it can impact us on several levels beyond the individual level In addition, this book examines Yoga from the viewpoint of India's oldest texts, the Vedas, such as the Rig Veda and has a special section devoted to examples of the Vedic Yoga hymns that are largely ignored. Learn the levels of the mind and gunas in Yoga.