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Welcome to the grass roots, people-powered, community calendar of events for the Tantra Community in Portland!

There are several important differences between this and most other Meetups. The most important difference is that COMMUNITY MEMBERS CAN CREATE AND ANNOUNCE MEETUP EVENTS - Due to current MeetUp guidelines, you must become an "Event Organizer" to post events.

EVERY SINGLE EVENT ORGANIZER can post ANY EVENT on the Community Calendar - And can announce it to the entire community once your event is posted.

How to create a Meetup event in the Portland Tantra Community Calendar:

1. Join the Community.
2. Send a message to the organizer, requesting to be added as an "Event Organizer."
3. Event Organizers may add Meetups by clicking the red "Create Event" tab on the main page.
4. Meetups added by Event Organizers are turned into official Meetups immediately.
5. Meetups with a date selected will appear on the Calendar
6. Meetups without a date selected will appear only on the 'Upcoming' Meetups list on the Meetup Group's home page .
7. Event Organizers who add a Meetup may choose to announce it to the group's members.

These are powerful community building tools. Please use them responsibly.

**It is very important that we all work together to create a safe and respectful group where community members can have fun and build trust in one another through creating a culture that uses compassionate communication and asks for consent. Please be mindful that the Portland Tantra Community Organizer and Event Organizers do not screen every event posted on the Portland Tantra Community Calendar. The Event Organizer of the particular event that you are attending is solely responsible for what occurs during their event(s). Please always use your own discernment. If you attended an event where you felt unsafe, please report it to the Organizer immediately.**

This is our community. Let's nurture and care for it.

In order to keep our community as safe as possible and in taking good care of each other:
**If it is reported that a community member violates clearly communicated boundaries or consent, they will be either asked to sit in mediation or will be immediately banned from the group, depending upon the severity of the violation.**

Upcoming events (2)

Tantra Meets BDSM


Integrating the Light & Dark of our Eros and our being. Two days of intensive classes! With international teachers Om Rupani and Laurie Handlers Laurie Handlers and Om Rupani will create a permission field in which the participants can discover a greater YES for their being, their desires, their Eros. No aspect of our being has been more shunned by society, more relegated to second class status than our Eros—especially the so called darker aspects of our Eros. The art of Dominance & Submission / BDSM expertly plays with the darker side of our Eros. In this journey we will take the participants through solo practices of release and self-acceptance, as well as partnered exercise and SCENES in which they may give themselves permission for their desires around POWER, DOMINANCE & SUBMISSION, the giving and receiving of CONTROL and the deeper experience of SURRENDER. We invite you to come explore and deepen your Spiritual and Erotic journey. Integrate the various aspects of your psyche, discover new levels of turn-on in your relating and sexing. Say YES to life, to your desires, and to your BEING. Course is open to singles & couples. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $100 OFF TO FIRST 10 REGISTRANTS! DATES: Friday & Saturday. May 3rd & 4th; 2019 TIME: 10:00am - 6pm LOCATION: Beaverton, OR $390.00-[masked], register now to get the discount! OVERVIEW DAY 1 — RELEASE & PERMISSION SAYING YES TO WHAT IS EXPLORING DOM/SUB ARCHETYPES EMOTIONAL RELEASE AROUND EROTIC SUPPRESSION SPONTANEOUS MOVEMENT BEING LED BY PARTNER IN ROPE / SPEAKING DESIRES SPANKING TRAINING & PRACTICE STRENGTHENING PRESENCE DEEPENING PERMISSION SCENE NEGOTIATION & DESIGN SCENE DAY 2 — THE SACRED & THE PROFANE MAKING INNER SPACE FOR ECSTASY ADDITIONAL ROPE SKILLS SURRENDERING OLD NARRATIVE WOMEN CLAIMING THEIR EROTIC VOICE DECONSTRUCTING DEFENSES TRIGGER PLAY THE WISDOM IN PAIN COMBINING PAIN & PLEASURE SHARING DEEP DESIRES SCENE NEGOTIATION & DESIGN FINAL SCENE About Laurie Laurie Handlers is a Sex and Happiness Coach, author of Amazon #1 International Bestseller Sex & Happiness. She offers sexual health and awareness courses throughout the world and has hosted a weekly radio show where she discusses all topics about sex and happiness for over a decade. She is also a film producer and is currently a Lead Faculty Member of ISTA (International School for Temple Arts). About Om Om has been practicing and teaching the D/S arts, Tantra, Man-Woman Relating & Sex Magic for over a decade. He has developed and facilitated curriculum in the arenas of D/S play, sexuality, and masculine/feminine dynamics for various organizations including OneTaste, Dark Odyssey, and Masculine Underground. He teaches his own workshops regularly in NYC, where he lives, as well as across the country and the globe. Take a look at his new book, ‘Prerequisites to Ecstasy’.

Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience L1 ISTA

This revolutionary, life empowering intensive supports learning masterful direction of our primal life force and power! Come deepen and embody a more respectful and vibrant relationship with yourself and others. You are invited to unfold your potential with international teachers Laurie Handlers, Crystal Dawn and Raffaello Manacorda for this profound initiation. The Level One Experience uses.. • Ritual • Breathwork • Group Process • Active Meditation • Emotional Release • Hands-On-Healing • Guided Visualizations • Subtle Energy Processes • Conscious Communication To.. • Realize that you are love & freedom embodied • Integrate your inner masculine & feminine • Increase multidimensional awareness • Let go of past dramas and traumas • Expand your capacity for pleasure • Celebrate positive community • Transform the shadow into an ally • Honor your healthy boundaries The Retreat You will receive coaching and hands on experience in the areas of: emotional release, working with inner aspects of yourself, neurological reprogramming, conscious communication, energy awareness, exploration into boundaries, rituals of initiation, and a powerful clearing and activation process. No prior knowledge of shamanism or emotional work is necessary and people with previous experience are welcomed. Couples or singles of any relationship preference may attend. The greater mix of prior experiences the richer the training! The Venue The event is located at a lovely, secluded permaculture community in the countryside near Eugene, OR, surrounded by tall forests. YOUR MONEY'S WORTH We bring in top leaders in the fields of sacred intimacy, personal development and shamanism, some traveling from long distances. If you are feeling drawn to this training, it is no accident. Your commitment to attend is a commitment and investment in yourself and your personal growth. PRICING $450.00 US deposit, after January 1st, secures your place Regular Admission: $1795 US - First 8 people $1895 US – Earlybird Admission before March 15 $2095 US – Regular admission after March 15 $3690 US – Couple after the first 12 participants Discounted tickets: (housing discounts do not apply) $1495 US – Repeat participant or Assistant (availability is limited, $1495 US – Young Adult aged 18-25 (availability is limited) Come join us! Payment Options: Check, venmo or credit card See www.istaportland.com This is an individual process that happens in a group environment and a level of ability to be self responsible is needed to navigate the spiritual shamanic space. ISTA is a mystery school and approaches trauma from the shamanic perspective of connecting with the body and soul. We recommend that if there is known deep seated trauma, individuals seek one on one sessions and get the ok from their therapist before entering the group process.

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