13 October 2009

Introduction to Tantra Retreat 6 - 8 November in the Cederberg

Introduction to Tantra Retreat

Friday 6 - Sunday 8 November
Gecko Creek, Cederberg
guided by Rahasya and Shakti

This retreat is an ideal opportunity to get introduced to the approach, method and practice of Tantra, the art of sacred sexuality. If you have been on this mailing list for a while, waiting for the right moment - then now is the time to take the plunge! We have done everything we can to make this experience as accessible as possible for you. If you are already familiar with Tantra and want to come soak up more - or bring a friend along - you are most welcome.

Imagine a weekend of sitting in a circle around a fire or in a cool lapa, of lazing in the sun around a pool overlooking the endless mountains of the Cederberg, of coming to touch the mysteries of your sacred sexuality through discussion and gentle practice while being held by two experienced practitioners and the fresh, welcoming breath of nature.


Themes that will be covered on this retreat are:
  • The history, purpose and intent of Tantra. Tantra is an ancient mystery practice involving the use of sexuality for awakening. It has taken many forms in different traditions, and today has become accessible to sincere seekers in a new way.
  • Sexuality, magic(k)al practice and spirituality. There is power in sexual energy that can greatly support us in our spiritual quest, if we know how to tap into it.
  • Understanding eroticism. We work with Plato's dictum that "Eros leads to Gnosis." Our eroticism can reveal deeper knowledge to us, in that it is an excellent guide to help uncover what is in the unconscious.
  • Advaita and the Yoga of mind-training. Advaita means non-duality. Tantra as taught in our school, is a practice that takes you beyond the dualistic thinking that keeps our existing ego identities in place.
  • The Heart meditation of Atisha. This meditation is a primary tool to assist us in moving into the practice of unconditional love.

Methods that will be used are:

  • Discourse and discussion
  • Active meditations
  • Breath work
  • Dancing and movement
  • Interaction with nature

Who is this retreat for?

Tantra is a path for seekers or truth who want to live their lives with totality, and who wish to include their sexuality in a journey of conscious exploration. Our sexuality is a phenomenally powerful vehicle for transformation and awakening. The retreat is open to all who share this intention. No previous experience is needed. Singles and couples are welcome. Our style as teachers is to be guided by where you are at.

The presenters

Rahasya is the founding director of the Advait Tantraschool; see tantraschool.co.za. To be introduced to Tantra by a master like him is a very rare priviledge. But beware, he does not act or present as you would expect. He has what Alan Watts calls an "irredeemable rascality" - which contributes to his rare gift of being able to translate the ancient mysteries of Tantra into modern life. Shakti is a Dakini or female Tantrika with an extensive and well established practice; see shakti.co.za and totalitytherapy.com

The venue

We are very excited to have found Gecko Creek (see geckocreek.com), a private nature reserve and resort ideally suited for our work. A mere 2 - 3 hours from Cape Town and easily accessible from the N7, this retreat space offers a blissful immersion in exquisite nature. Here the rocks speak of ancient history, and at night peaceful leopards leave paw prints in the sand.


The retreat will start at 5pm on Friday and conclude on Sunday afternoon.

Bookings and cost

The facilitation fee for this retreat is R1000; an exceptional offer. Accommodation shared in a cabin is R440 for the weekend, and in a tent is R320. We will do meals amongst us. There are only ten places available on this retreat, so book now! You are welcome to call me on 0833010399 to discuss.

Banking details are:

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

With love


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