Chakra-Tantra: from the mud to the lotus
The chakra system is basically a Tantric system. In all the chakra seminars we are dealing with masculine and feminine energies.
The other chakra groups are very intensive on the emotional and psychological levels. In Tantra seminars we approach the chakra
system in another way, we take the life energy that we can experience as sexual in the lower chakras and rise up directly to the
spiritual in the higher chakras. So, in chakra-tantra we do not go so much into emotional or psychological issues.
In Tantra we experience our chakras on a more energetic level. The presence of other participants helps us experience the differences
between our energies. With each other’s loving presence and support we can feel how our chakras meet those of another person. We
will experience which chakras can join with another person’s energy. This may result in an increase in sexual sensitivity or greater
feelings of love and wholeness.
Tantra is very healing on an energetic level, it helps us embrace our own energy, to love ourselves. It is also very helpful in guiding us
into new experiences that can refresh our intimate relationships. Tantra guides us into experiencing that love is a partnership in
Many of the Chakra-Tantra seminar exercises were inspired by the temples in Khajuraho, as we are now in a new era that can regain
the ancient secrets of sensual love. Sex is no longer a taboo. But with more sexual freedom humanity is going to the other extreme
where sex is a commercial commodity. Tantra teaches sex can be divine, sex on its own is mud, but by adding sensitivity, respect,
reverence, and energetic meditations, we can it become the blossoming lotus.
The IAAP welcomes you to the Sexual Awakening, Love and Tantra Seminar Series
|The Golden Flower can bloom in you only if you are courageous, daring. It blooms only in courage.
And remember, sex may look like mud, but it contains the lotus flower in it. This is one of my fundamentals: the lowest contains the highest, and
the highest is nothing but the manifestation of the lowest. The seed contains the flowers and the flowers are nothing but expressions of the seed. Sex
contains Samadhi, because life contains God. Move from sex to samadhi, from sex to superconsciousness;
this is the only natural and rightful way. Don't get stuck anywhere in sex.
I teach you sex and transcendence both, because the transcendence is possible only through it.
And the people who are teaching repression are not teaching transcendence. In fact, they go on pouring more mud on you.
They go on forcing you deeper in the mud because there is no possibility of transcendence if you have not moved through these sexual stages of
auto-eroticism, of homo-eroticism, of hetero-eroticism, and then to transcendence.
And the lotus blooms, the one-thousand-petalled lotus. You are containing it in yourself.
Osho - The Secret of Secrets Vol. 2 Chapter 15
Second Chakra I: Love Beyond Dependency & Second Chakra II: Conscious Relating
Both levels of the second chakra seminar are highly recommended to support learning about love and relationship.
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Sexual Deconditioning Level I
Sex is our most basic energy, yet it is the most conditioned. Humans naturally have a very high sexual energy, but we have become
afraid of it; our society - our parents, teachers and religion, have made it a taboo subject. We grow up not knowing what sex is. We
were not guided on when, where, how and with whom to have sex. We could not ask our parents questions on how they have sex. It
was hidden, yet at the same time sex was everywhere – in books, in films and in the behaviour of adults. Furthermore, if we explored
our own naturally emerging sexual energy, we had to hide for fear of being caught and condemned or punished. This all too common
childhood scenario has taught us to repress our natural life energy. The contradiction regarding sex in our society has taught us to be
split within our own selves. Energetic divisions are created between our body and our mind, our senses and personality, our heart, our
sex and our spirit.
For those of us who have already begun personal growth through psychology, therapy and meditation, sex is a deep issue that we will
want to explore as it will have emerged as a theme multiple times as our development has progressed. We may have already felt how
our childhood conditioning has resulted in physical tension or numbness; as energetic blockages; as confusion or fear about how to
express our natural sexual desires; as painful memories … in many forms that makes us feel not fully in contact with our life energy
and free to be ourselves.
In this deeply intense group therapy of Sexual Deconditioning we take Osho’s guidance on the four stages of sexuality,
we will be reliving the years of childhood and adolescence in a new way. We will be undoing what was repressed in us, untying the
knots of shame and relearning how to love ourselves and how to share that love with others.
The four stages are:
1: Autosexual: when a baby is naturally discovering its own body and its sensuous nature
2: Homosexual: a stage that all children pass through, when we are closest to others of our own sex
3: Heterosexual: when we have passed through the previous stages we are ready to explore the attraction to the opposite gender; this
stage prepares us for our sexual life as an adult
4: Tantra and transcendence: the ultimate stage is when sexual energy opens the doorway to higher states of consciousness, it becomes
a meditation; and it is a step towards an orgasmic unity with the whole existence.
Sexual Deconditioning is a necessary cleansing process to prepare our bodies as temples for the divine love that the path of tantra
helps us experience. There are many tantra groups available, but without the necessary deep cleaning of sexual deconditioning, we
may be taking a second step before the first.
Prerequisite: Participation in the ReLiving Childhood & ReBirth group or Bodytypes Training with Samudroprem.
“I teach you the body: the body is beautiful, divine. Come back to the body. Let the body become alive again, and it will take care; you need not
worry about it. The body has a built-in program to keep you healthy, to keep you alive, to keep you vibrant, to keep you young, fresh. The body has
a built-in program: you need not learn anything about it from books and teachings.
So, when people come to me in the beginning, sometimes they may indulge -- but I am not responsible for their indulgence. The priests, the people
who have conditioned them, they are responsible. If these people can be here with me for a few days, sooner or later the balance is restored. And
with balance comes tranquillity, calmness, a subtle joy and a subtle naturalness.
Sex has four stages; those stages have to be understood. Only at the fourth stage does sex become the Golden Flower.”
Osho “The Secret of Secrets Vol. 2 #15”
Sexual Deconditioning Level II
Going even deeper into releasing the effects of conditioning that block our full natural sexual ecstasy, requires even greater courage
that Level I. Prerequisite: participation in Sexual Deconditioning Level I, sorry there will be no exceptions! Registration must be in
done with a fellow participant, for further details contact the course organizer.
Chakra-Tantra: The Four Orgasms, part 1 – 4
These tantra experiential seminars are based on the concept of masculine and feminine chakras joining together. In the first part
seminar we will experience the union of the masculine active Muladhara chakra and the feminine active Svadhishthana chakra.
Naturally at the first chakra, males are actively out-going and females are receptive – we can see that in our physiology.
Our genitalia are designed by mother nature to fit well together! However, in Chakra-Tantra we consider that whereas physical sex
can be pleasurable, we do not experience true full orgasm until all levels of our being are involved. In Tantra we learn that sexual
energy is our natural life-energy and it can go beyond the physical level. When we involve our emotional level then sex becomes
making love. When we are in love with an intimate partner our second chakras are also activated. It is when the feminine active second
chakra energy is received by the male partner in his second chakra and he returns his active first chakra energy which the female then
receives, a circle of energy is created between the lovers – that is what creates the first orgasm.
The first orgasm is the union of masculine and feminine energies at the first and second chakras. There is an equal giving and receiving
of energies, as the lovers disappear in the sexual experience and allow the energies to flow through them.
In the Tantra tradition, we take inspiration from ancient tantric methods and the archetypes of Shiva and Shakti and their receptivity
of the divine mother goddess Lalita, or Jagadambi, to descend from heaven to earth through the chakras as symbols in the ancient
yantra image of Sri Chakra.
In this seminar we will also give space to the emotional and psychological issues that arise. Because the main interest of Tantra is to
move from the physical to the spiritual, it often happens that tantric practitioners fall into emotional and psychological problems. It
can even be that some people go to tantra in order to avoid their emotional and relationship problems. Then they become disillusioned
with Tantra, think it does not work.
Tantra does work! It is not that tantra is the problem, tantra raises energy, and one of the laws of energy is that it always flows to the
next problem. This is natural and it should be accepted and welcomed, that positive energy soon moves towards the next negative
blockage in our body, emotion or mind.
Tantra is not complete without psychotherapy. So, when we raise energy in the first and second chakras, there could be problematic
memories or energetic blockages that we could clean out. Then afterwards energy can really rise up to the next two chakras and we can
progress towards the second orgasm.
Part 2: In the second part we will explore the union of the masculine active Manipūra chakra and the feminine active Anahata chakra.
The third chakra is the centre of power, identity, achievement and intense emotions. The fourth chakra is the centre of heart-based
emotions which can be positive as in acceptance, trust and unconditional love but also problematic as with jealousy and betrayal. As
the male and female energies meet at these chakras, we become more personal. It is very frequent that lovers actually avoid the energies
of these chakras during their love-making. But if they repress the emotional energies in these chakras, the energies can become
distorted which could explain why there is such as growing trend towards BDSM in sex. Or the relationship breaks down because the
personality conflicts cannot be resolved.
Playfulness is a way to ease the tensions of the third and fourth chakra, but we may need to use emotional and psychological therapies
to really cleanse these chakras. Once they are cleaned out then we have space and freedom in our inner energy channels for the sexual
energy to rise up and we can experience the second union of the mystical four orgasms.
From the Tantra tradition, we take inspiration from the archetypes of Vishnu and Lakshmi and their receptivity of the divine universal
mother goddess energy that descends from heaven to earth through our chakras and rises up again as the kundalini energy. Vishnu and
Lakshmi blissfully unite in the meeting of our third and fourth chakra as the second orgasm of Mahamudra.
Part 3: In the third part we will explore the union of the masculine active Vishuddha chakra and the feminine active Ajna chakra. The
fifth chakra is the centre of communication and creativity. As every chakra theme has both positive and challenging qualities, we are
on a journey of cleansing the negativity and the removing the blockages so that real positive energy can flow through us. The more
energy that flow through our chakras the greater we can experience ecstasy and peace at the same moment. This theme of purification
becomes very important at the fifth chakra, the name Vishuddha actually does mean completely purified. And as communication is a
major issue between lovers, there can be multiple miscommunications because our past conditioning is affecting how we feel and how
we express ourselves now. Also, as perception is a major theme of the sixth chakra, we can now realise that misunderstandings could be
based upon our distorted perception of our lover.
This third meeting of the masculine and feminine active chakra-pairs is on the mental level, so we will work on communicating more
clearly, seeing each more clearly and then bring in more creativity and more mystery into our love meeting with our beloved.
From the Tantra tradition, we take inspiration from the archetypes of Brahma and Sarasvati and their receptivity of the universal
mother goddess energy that descends from heaven to earth through our chakras and rises up again as the kundalini energy. Brahma
and Sarasvati blissfully unite in the meeting of our fifth and sixth chakra as the third orgasm of Mahamudra.
Part 4: In the fourth part we will review the experiences of the three orgasmic meetings of the first-second, third-fourth and fifth-sixth
chakras. We can then invite all that energy to rise up to our seventh chakra, the Sahasrāra, for the final meeting of the fourth orgasm.
This will be the Mahamudra, the ultimate orgasm of union with the universal energy. Our beloved has been our tantric meditation
partner on this journey, we have been helping each other with love, respect and mirroring. We are energetic mirrors to each other.
When we have the attitude that our beloved is our spiritual partner, then we help each other clear out the challenges and the support
the positive energies in the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and energetic levels.
All our inner divine archetypal energies can be united in the fourth orgasm, the Turiya, the Mahamudra. Then in our tantric
lovemaking we are Shiva-Vishnu-Brahma in blissful union with Shakti-Lakshmi-Sarasvati. The universal mother-goddess can now
return to her abode in the cosmos. She descended from heaven as grace, coming down through our chakras and has now risen again, the
journey is complete.
This is why Tantra is a spiritual path to enlightenment as much as Zen is for the individual meditator, but in Tantra we on the path of
love – together with a beloved. Zen is the path of aloneness, Tantra is the path of love, both lead to enlightenment – it just feels more
fun to make love our spiritual path.
Prerequisite: previous participation in Tantra or Sexual Deconditioning seminars with Samudro or other leaders.
Registration must be in done with a fellow participant, for further details contact the course organizer.
|Chakra-Tantra: the mud & the lotus
|Chakra-Tantra: The Four Orgasms