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pierces the very heart of reality." Introduction to Tantra: A Vision of Totality " 1987,. It is very likely that there is a good reason for the secretiveness. Vajrayana Buddhists say tantric practices were expounded by the historical Buddha. It was after that, she said, that "he requested that I become his sexual consort and take part in secret activities with him". (If you came here looking for information about Tantric sex, you may be disappointed there isnt any. She began to wonder whether the Tantra was just a fantasy, and whether there is really any difference between Tantric sex and ordinary sex. Padmasambhava, were tantric teachers from northern India. Historians speculate that tantra was developed by Mahayana teachers in India very early in the first millennia. Only one other person knew of the relationship - a second monk - with whom she took part in what she described as a polyandrous Tibetan-style relationship. Elaborate, hours-long rituals were the main practice. "I was told that in a previous life the lama I was involved with had had a mistress who caused him some trouble, and in order to get rid of her he cast a spell which caused her illness, later resulting in her death. It is possible that this was a way to reach those who weren't responding to teachings from the sutras.
At the peak they find liberation: freedom from domination by conflictive emotions, customary rles, and constricted expectations. "Since the book was published, I've had letters from women all over the world with similar and worse experiences.". But it was not fear of the response which made her wait a full 18 years before publishing her revelations in a volume entitled Traveller in Space - a translation of dakini, the rather poetic Tibetan word for a woman used by a lama for.
So why did she stay for almost three years? This esotericism, combined with the sexual nature of much Vajrayana art, has led to much winking and nudging about upper-level tantra. The instructions in the so-called "secret" texts spell out the methods which enable the man to control the flow of semen through yogic breath control and other practices. A king approached the Buddha and explained that his responsibilities did not allow him to abandon his people and become a monk. Our recommended reading list has many books on Tantra several by Aro Lamas.