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Satsang: Nada – Outer Vibration and the Inner Sound
July 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Satsang: Nada – Outer Vibration and the Inner Sound
Now we go deeper into the importance of vibration, as Grace leads on Nada Yoga, which is the practice of sound, both internal and external. We often use external sounds in Tantric practice like mantra, humming and listening to music and singing bowls. These sounds can lead us into deep states of vibration, harmony and dissolution, if we know what to follow. Join Grace for this satsang exploration of both inner and outer sound practices, including how to follow the Anahata Nada, the inner sound that has no beginning and no end, into the depths of our being.
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~~ Saturday, 10am ~~
Each week we hold Satsang – “gathering together to share truth” – at the Mokṣa Tantra Center. For two hours we share body geometry (asana), white tantra practice (meditation, mantra, visualization), and teaching and discussion on a given topic. We usually conclude with a puja celebrating the divine within each other, or other energy-sharing practice.
In tantra, a satsang is a gathering of spiritual people for the purpose of sharing practice and wisdom. And this is exactly what we do. Each satsang brings different themes and topics, usually presented by Matthias, with all discussion welcome and invited. The themes and topics generally touch on aspects of sacred sexuality and the embodied spirituality of classical and neo-tantra. Sometimes we branch into relevant teachings from other traditions, as well as the nuances of non-dual spiritual experience.
~~ FAQ ~~
What does “Mokṣa” mean?
Mokṣa (pronounced and sometimes spelled Moksha) means “liberation.” In particular, liberation from the unconscious programming and cultural conditioning that limit our ability to be truly free and authentic.
What is a “Puja”?
Puja is a generic term meaning simply “an act of worship.” In the tantric puja at a Mokṣa satsang, we worship the divine within each other, celebrating with open, loving heart and an exchange of energy with others in the group. We typically do this in a circle, spending some time with each other bringing and experiencing energy in different ways.
How much does this cost?
Satsang is offered on a “dana” basis. Your gift of any amount to help sustain the instructor and cover costs of the event is welcome. We offer the guidance of $20 to help cover costs of renting the space, and to sustain the teachers. Gifts of greater amounts are always welcome and help extend and expand this project.
Who is this for?
Our satsang is suitable for beginning and experienced tantric practitioners interested in the full range of tantric teaching, including meditation, breath, visualization, yoga, diet, philosophy, and sexuality.
Satsang is open to absolutely everyone regardless of gender, ethnic background, levels of fitness, sexual orientation, and religious or spiritual framework. No experience is assumed. Drop in visits are welcome.
If you have an airborn-communicable illness, please wait until you are better and do not share! We love your energy, we don’t want your cold.
Do I need to have a partner for tantra?
No! Singles are welcome and encouraged at this event.
Is this a dating event? A singles event? A way to meet prospective lovers?
Satsang is not a hookup event, and is not structured as a dating experience. But you never know where you might meet your soul mate…
What is Tantra?
We begin each class with a very brief intro to tantra, which touches on different aspects of this rich spiritual practice from week to week. But in short: tantra is a practice of embodied spirituality that includes forms of yoga, meditation, visualization, breathing techniques and other mechanisms for fully unifying the different aspects of yourself. The solo and non-sexual practices are sometimes called “white tantra” and when tantra incorporates sexuality and connection between people it is sometimes called “red tantra.” Although this is a fully clothes-on event and there is no sexual activity in satsang, we do teach both white and red tantra. (And, if you are further into distinctions, we are rooted in classical tantra, but teach from a neo-tantric perspective as well.)
Is Tantra actually friendly to all genders and sexual orientations?
A key principle in Tantra is the polarity of masculine and feminine energy. However, each of us has masculine and feminine energies within us, and there is no assumption that the dominant energy coincides with biological gender.
Although the contact between students is non-intimate at the satsang, everyone will share energy and some contact with all genders, on most occasions.
The teachings of tantra are applicable to any expression of human sexuality.
All sexual orientations are welcomed and honored as legitimate pathways to the divine.
I just want to learn about sex, is this a good place to go?
Tantra, even tantric sexuality, is about more than just sex. Although there is no sex or sexual activity in satsang, we do relate each theme to both the whole of tantric spiritual practice and the path of spiritual sexuality. This is not specifically a sex education class, but applying the principles of tantra to your sexuality will undoubtedly expand and improve your sexual experience.
Are there rules?
Even without sexual activity, this can be energetically intimate work. We expect everyone to be extremely respectful and compassionate towards each other at all times. This may seem like a fuzzy area, but we have a zero tolerance policy for any words or actions that do not fully respect the other.
How to prepare?
Dress comfortably, as if for yoga class.
Please don’t wear any strong perfumes or aromas! Help out our scent-sensitive members!
What to expect!
The experiential exploration portion may include energetic and physical interaction with other students. All exercises are optional. You are never asked or expected to do anything you are not comfortable with, or with a person you are not comfortable with.
Is there any “prerequisite”?
No. Satsang is always open to all.