Tantra-based spiritual practice acknowledges that each of us is part of the underlying fabric of the consciousness. Tantra sadhana activates the potent forces of power in our body and mind and teaches us how to skillfully enjoy and employ our desires, survival instincts, and built-in mental tendencies. The many practices of tantra are more accessible if we understand how the mind works, not only from the perspective of tantra, but also from recent studies of the mind, brain, and nervous system.

Together, we will explore three conceptual models to better understand ourselves:

  1. The tantric context for managing negative and positive forces using prana shakti and the chakra system
  2. Motivational systems controlled by the nervous system: fear-based responses, reward systems, and social engagement systems
  3. Self-identity and the default mode network of the brain

Then we can apply tantric techniques including scripture recitation, invocations, asana, breath control, and mantra to skillfully manage the sources of fear, anger, and selfishness. Learn how meditation, internalized rituals, and the power of intention expressed in ethical behavior and devotion weave inner stability and psychological freedom into the fabric of life.

  • Refine alignment and activate stability with the tantric practice of asana and pranayama
  • Develop an accepting, present-moment awareness using asana
  • Learn how and why meditation can integrate experiential awareness and the thinking mind
  • Develop inner focus and concentration with tantric and yogic techniques to interrupt self-centered thinking associated with unhappiness
  • Internalize ritual to bridge the inner and outer worlds, as well as the lower and higher mind
  • Learn six Vedic mantras to awaken and collect the forces of the mind