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Jumping from Judgement to Love

Even in a great relationship, we sometimes focus on what’s wrong with our partner, rather than taking time to celebrate the love we share. Among the thousands of thoughts that pass through our minds each day, there are those that cause us to momentarily forget our positive feelings, to temporarily engage in negative criticisms and judgments. Most of us have these fleeting—or not so fleeting—thoughts. In fact, they are usually the same ones over and over. "She’s so disorganized." "He’s late again." "Can’t do anything right."...

Have you had your Tantra today?

Lovemaking can be fun and adventurous, filled with active exploration of body parts and lively and intense reactions. Excitement and curiosity, tension and release, foreplay, afterplay and endless play....

The Truth About Tantra

In spite of all the media hype, when I ask people if they know about Tantra, very few reply with a committed YES! A sophisticated woman, sitting in a restaurant with her husband and another couple, told me, "Oh, I know all about tantrum sex - it's my husband insisting 'I want it, I want it, I want it!"...

T*A*N*T*R*A

TANTRA is a body-centered path of deep intimacy, sexual joy and transpersonal fulfillment. It requires TRAINING and practice. Although you are naturally endowed with the potential for joy and intimacy, it is through TRAINING that you learn to experience these qualities and integrate them into your daily life. Fortunately, the training itself is rewarding and fun!...

What is “Soulful Loving”?

Soulful loving includes romance, yet is more than romance. Soulful loving includes sex, yet is more than sex. Soulful loving is embracing your Beloved in body, heart and mind, allowing the deepest part of your being to be seen and touched. Soulful loving has an enduring quality, its effects lasting far longer than the moment itself. When soulful loving is part of our life, it affects every part of our life, infusing our days with a brightness that comes from within. At night, we sleep with the innocence and peacefulness of deep contentment....

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Intimacy: Honoring the Male Perspective

Men enjoy sex. (Yes, of course, that’s a generalization.) They appreciate sex as a release, a satisfying outlet for their masculine energy. They rarely question whether or not it’s good for them. (At least, not since they learned they wouldn’t go blind…) They may suspect that women have different feelings about it but they’re not really sure what that means or what to do about it. They think that if they have sex with their partner, any emotional distancing will be resolved or dissolved and they’ll both feel intimate again. ...

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Three Types of Sex

What type of sex are you having? Ancient texts from India describe human activity as falling into one of three states, or qualities, called, in the Sanskrit language, tama, raja and sattva. Each characterizes a specific state of awareness and is reflected in all the ways we live our lives, including how we eat and how we make love. By understanding these qualities, we can transform our sexual activity into a sacred event. Instead of just grappling about, hoping for a positive outcome, we can envision physical connection as a soulful experience for the purpose of deep communion and intimacy. ...

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The Lover’s Touch

The Lover asked: How would you like me to touch you?
The Lover answered:
I would like you to touch me as if you were going away tomorrow, far far away, and you wanted to remember the feel of my body, the texture of my skin, the hills and valleys that make up the landscape of who I am…
I would like you to touch me as if you were blind, knowing that you love me, but unable to see me. Touch my face, my breasts, my belly, my toes… learn what I “look” like, imagine me in your mind as your hands explore my shape....

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What is Tantra?

Tantra is an ancient Sanskrit word, meaning "to weave or to expand." In tantric sex, we weave and expand our energy with our love partner, for the purpose of opening up to the entire universe. Shaped variously by Hindu and Buddhist traditions, sometimes constricted by Confucianism, Tantra in its widest meaning describes an approach to living that links the physical universe to the cosmic whole. ...

Presents…or Presence…for your beloved

It’s the holidays! What GIFT are you giving to your Beloved this year? How will you express your holiday love to that most important person in your life? Maybe you’re lucky and know exactly what they would like. Perhaps you’ve exchanged lists with each other, eliminating the bother of returning unwanted gifts. (Or maybe you don’t even exchange gifts.)...