Polyamory Support Group Message Board › Intro To Tantra Workshop at Live The Dream On Saturday, March 19th
Van Nuys, CA
It has been awhile since I checked in with you, and this is just a glancing note of a class upcoming. As I am sure is the case for many of us, we have been dealing with great upheaval and re-organization of our consciousness and our lives which has taken all of our focus with ourselves and those close to us. It feels good and powerful, even as these magnificent challenges and opportunities for upleveling present themselves.
Please join us in sending light, energy and love to those suffering everywhere in Japan and in the Middle East. That is the least we can do and a gift more powerful than any of us realize. they are giving us the opportunity to spread the light of compassion in the world and it is sorely needed. The more of us that participate in this, we can tip the balance of consciousness heralding the dawn of the world we are dreaming of.
We have our upcoming Poly Support Group meeting scheduled for March 27th at 7:30 PM. While there are other poly groups operating in the Valley, the difference for our group is an offering of more experiential and mutual therepeutic support. I now that you will all find it valuable as we move from the mental to the emotional embodiment of this lifetstyle exploration.
Please remember to RSVP. We are requesting a donation of $10-$20 dollars per person, however, no one will be turned away. Give what feel appropriate to you! Bring healthy vegan snacks and drinks to share -- which means no meat or dairy.
The location of the meeting is at the yoga studio in Canoga Park, two doors West of Follow Your Heart.
21835 Sherman Way, Canoga Park - 93065
Studio Phone: 818-340-9642
Hosted by Shama
Below is info on the workshop this Saturday. Hope you can make it! Please RSVP with the hosts. See you there!
The best solution to any challenge is to choose love.
THIS SATURDAY, March 19th - I will be teaching an Intro To Tantra at the Live The Dream meeting in Winnetka at 11:00 AM. They are a polyamorous group, but interest in the poly lifestyle is not necessary to attend. Please tell your friends and give them a call to let them know you are attending. It will be great to see you there. Below is more information on the event.
Tantra Introduction with Shama
Saturday 3-19-11 11 am to 4 pm
Live the Dream
For all events: RSVP / more info call the LTD Hotline (818) 886-0069, ex. 3. Please visit us at www.livethedream.org.Please visit the Live the Dream website at www.ivethedream.org
LTD events take place at 8515 Penfield Ave. in Winnetka, Ca. 91306 unless otherwise noted.
for info on family synergy event see: www.familysynergy.org
To see past events or articles on Live the Dream please visit: www.livethedream.org.
Tantra Introduction with Shama
Saturday 3-19-11 11 am to 4 pm
Shama has been teaching tantra and polyamory for many years and has written a book on the Poly Lifestyle. She will be offering ways to connect more deeply with the loves of your life…experience Tantra. For more info go to thepleasureparadigm.com.
I have been a teacher of the Tantric art of conscious loving for over a decade, and I am still learning more to share with you!
I think we can always improve on a good thing and Tantra has shown me that our capacity for pleasure is unlimited!
I can't think of any better frontier to explore!
What is Tantra
Primarily, Tantra is a spiritual path of the heart and consciousness. A spiritual path is one where the focus of one’s attention is upon exploring the world through one’s relationship to self and others (expanding awareness).
In Tantra, we see the heart as the mid-point between our spiritual nature and our physical nature. It is the place where the two merge to become a physical being in the third dimension. Thus, as we include the energy of heart’s compassion through all of our choices and actions, we are sharing the best of what we have to offer to others.
Short Definition of Tantra
Tantra is both a science and an art that originates from ancient knowledge in East India, Tibet, Egypt, and China. It is a spiritual path focusing on the power of our creative life force that we commonly refer to as sexual energy. Tantra offers techniques to enhance arousal and one's love making skills, as well as one's entire life, through a deeper understanding and mastery of our life force/libido.
Tantra is a form of yoga that offers a philosophy and practices showing how to generate, enhance and consciously direct life force energy that can awaken, arouse, enlighten, and heal the self and others.
Tantra literally means weaving together the polarities of the male and female forces. Through tantric synergistic union, we create harmony and balance to all aspects of the human psyche, mind and body.
Primarily, Tantra is a path of the heart and a path of pleasure. It is about loving the self enough to create a life of deep enjoyment by consciously intending and choosing actions and activities that bring the greatest pleasure and nurturance to the soul. It is also a path of joyous service from whence the giving comes from a cup that is therefore always consciously kept full
Through sacred sex, Tantra teaches fine and sophisticated arts of giving and receiving optimum pleasure for the self and partner -- thereby achieving transcendence, or union with the divine, through sexual pleasure and extended orgasm. In orgasm we are truly in the moment - in the place of no mind through which we are the most receptive to our natural bliss - aligned with the high frequency of divine energy and enlightenment.
Tantra teaches that through an in-depth awareness of all aspects of the self, and also through honoring, adoring and worshiping your partner as the embodiment of God/Goddess, one can find and allow the power of that pure love light to shine forth from within to brighten and bring more joy to the world.
The Path of Pleasure
Tantra suggests that pleasure is the best vehicle to create more of the life that we want.
We all know that our basic nature is to move towards pleasure - away from pain. Tantra says, “duh!” So why are we not making more of our choices based on what gives us pleasure? When we are fully fed, satiated and well nurtured, we are certainly more pleasant to be around and effective. Have you ever noticed how your patience level diminishes when you have had too little sleep, but your day goes so much better when you have had a blissful, restful night?
Tantra suggests an enlightened form of selfi-fullnesss. This is a form of loving the self. We are the only one’s who really know what we want from life and love – and as an adult, we are the only one’s truly responsible for making sure that we get that! In doing so, we have an overflowing bounty of loving energy from which to give to others. We are thus no longer bound in any way by fear of lack in our personal experience and we can give so much more freely with joy! And if we love ourselves well, we also have more centered and clear love to share. From a Tantric perspective as we are more loving with ourselves, we have more understanding of love to share with others. When we make our choices based on love for self and others, we will be able to generate more loving compassion all around and in everything we do!
The Tantric Relationship
A Tantric relationship is one in which both partners live their lives according to Tantric philosophy: choosing to see, love, and honor each other as the embodiment of Divine expression - invoking the highest spiritual enlightenment in one another, consciously creating their lives and union based on unconditional love, allowing, and receiving. Their choices are based on the highest expressions of loving, pleasure, and freedom, while supporting each other's spiritual journeys, growth and joy as much as they can!
DIRECTIONS TO THE PENFIELD HOUSE
From the 118 going east, get off at De Soto Avenue, head South on De Soto to Parthenia, head East on Parthenia, head South on Winnetka, head East on Chase one block and head North on Penfield to 8515.
From the 118 going west, get off at Tampa Avenue, head South on Tampa to Parthenia, head West on Parthenia, head South on Winnetka, head East on Chase (one block), head North on Penfield.
From the 101, get off at Winnetka Avenue, head North on Winnetka Avenue to Chase (next signal North of Roscoe). Head East on Chase Street and go one block turn left on Penfield Avenue.
We are the big white house on the left hand side of the street; first house on Penfield north of Chase Street. Number 8515
For Google instructions, go to: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=8515+Penfield+Ave,+Winnetka,+CA+91306,+USA
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!