Tantra is a philosophy. It is a way of experiencing the world.
I teach Tibetan Tantra. It is based on Buddhist beliefs and can be traced back at least 5,000 years. It is traditionally a linage based knowledge system and I began my study in a linage based tradition.
I certified later with a different group not from any failure on my part or my teacher’s part. There was just a difference in our approach to Tantra.
I am not a self-promoter or a person that enjoys groups. I like working with people one on one. However, there are plenty of people out there teaching without my experience or knowledge. My knowledge of tantra and healing are something that you won’t find with many other teachers.
I view Tantra as a holistic approach to life, health, and sexuality. I have been practicing Tantra for 14 years, 4 years professionally. Before I began my professional Tantra practice I was a traditional counselor for 12 years with a MS degree in Psychology and 2 years of PhD work in Health Psychology. Before that I had 15 years of experience in teaching with an MFA in Literature and creative writing from Bennington College.
Tantra has taught me how to manage my emotions by bringing equanimity to my daily life. Tantra has showed me how to manage my sexual energy to be more present and to have full body orgasms. Tantra has also showed how to connect with universal energy to enhance healing in my body and to strengthen my body.
By being present and allowing healing to take place I am able to mange the long term depression that I began to experience in my early 40’s. I am more self aware, and I don’t experience negative thinking or beliefs so it is easier not to slip into damaging self talk.