15 November 2008

New Year's Tantra Retreat in Stanford: Time to book!

Dear friends in awareness,

It is time to start booking for the Tantric New Year's retreat in Stanford; please see details below of booking procedures. December is a crazy month for most people, so I suggest if you are attracted to this event, you let me soonest. Please feel free to call if you want more details. As incentive for early booking, I am making accommodation available on a first come first serve basis. Options vary; those who book first will get the accommodation of your first preference.

If you have always been intrigued by Tantra and have been looking for a way to start exploring - this retreat is a wonderful opportunity. For those of you who have been doing some work in this area already, it will be a delightful deepening of your practice. The dances and the active Tantra meditations take people to gorgeous spaces of opening. A participant of a similar retreat I did this year wrote me afterwards: "I feel sensual ALL the time. From a perineum hum. All the way to my crown. Amazing!"

Doesn't that sound like a lovely way to start the year?

In bliss

Tantric Moon
New year's retreat
Stanford, 9 - 11 January 2009.


The first full moon of the new year is a time to celebrate life and to come to rest in the vast inner ocean of stillness - opening to what the new year brings for you. This is a unique quality of Tantra as a path of awareness - it encourages you to live and experience with totality, and in that way to find the deep meditation of life.

So, I invite you to join me for a Tantra retreat on the first full moon of the new year.  For a whole weekend we will
  • dance and move the passion of life that courses through our bodies if we fully say yes to it
  • practice individual and partner Tantric meditations working with breath and the conscious flow of sexual energy
  • drink in the moment together in a beautiful sacred place.
This retreat could be an immersion in the kind of bliss that takes you way beyond yourself, and paradoxically into a place of great clarity and stillness in preparation for the new year. At the same time you will be learning Tantric practices (mostly from the Vigyam Bhairav Tantra or Book of Secrets) that will bring an entirely new dimension to  love and intimacy in your life. Active meditations from Osho's tradition, as well as BlissDance will help you to open up, shake off, find new freedom of expression in your being, and rest into deep silence.

Who is this retreat for?

Tantra is a practice for people on a path of awareness who want to live life, including their sexuality, with totality. The retreat is open to individuals and couples.
An interview is required to ensure your readiness for this experience. Beginners are welcome. No nakedness is required for this retreat; Though we are working with sexual energy, the focus is on presence, awareness and unconditional love for yourself.

The venue

Bodhi Khaya is a retreat center outside Stanford which consists of a gathering of exquisitely renovated and built old Cape style buildings and cottages with beautiful spaces for dancing and meditating. The soft green landscape and labyrinth holds this place like a tender, watchful hand. Standford is about 2 hours' drive from Cape Town.

Dates and times

The retreat starts at 6pm on Friday 9 January and finishes mid afternoon Sunday 11 January.


The cost of the weekend, including accommodation and vegetarian meals is  R2 300 per person.

Bookings and inquiries

For bookings and inquiries during November, feel free to contact me at shakti@shakti.co.za or 0833010399. I will be in the Transkei in December and with sporadic electronic connections, so please contact Bianca Cotton at 0842056126 if you have queries or want to confirm bookings. Her email address is bodysoul@telkomsa.net, but calling is preferable.

To secure your booking, please deposit your R2 300 into the following account:

Dr S.Malan
Standard Bank current account
Merriman Square branch (02-11-09-00)
Account number: 073152811

Please send confirmation of payment to my account, and let us know what your choice of accommodation is. Attached is the list of options.

Shakti, the presenter

I am a Tantrika who practices from Fish Hoek, Cape Town, but presents workshops and retreats all over South Africa. For more on me, see www.shakti.co.za

In bliss

Please feel free to let me know if you no longer wish to receive Tantra mail. And please pass on this email to friends who might be interested! Let's all together build a community of love..


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