An Interview with Bodhi Avinasha
In the tantra we know we are very committed to being in the body, being present and finding the ultimate experience as a physical being. As long as you’re mortal, why not savor the joys it has to offer? We can go into the void later.
For the past 2000 years, we’ve been taught in all the major religions that the body is a bad thing. The whole earthly plane has been viewed as a negative place. What’s that been about?
As I look through Tantra Bliss and Jewel in the Lotus, they look pretty explicit, not in a negative sense. You want to be really showing people how?
Let’s take a hypothetical individual or couple, relatively green newbies. They come into the practice as you teach it. What kind of steps do they go through and how does it work?
Our couple will have gone through the Formula find themselves in a place where their hearts are open, they’re feeling balanced in their bodies, and grounded. For some people that is a new experience because they live in their minds and have very little experience being in their body. They may come down to make love once in a while and then quickly leave as soon as that’s accomplished.
So they meet each other in this new space and it’s sweet. There’s an innocence that comes in that’s quite lovely. So while they’re told a few things they can do to make their sexual life work better, that’s not really the main focus. It’s more about finding that balanced, blissful space where consciousness expands and you get to see the truth, instead of your own illusions about what’s going on.
Then you consciously use certain muscle contractions and body movements to generate sexual energy. It is not about another person. It’s your own energy. Then that energy is transmuted up into the higher consciousness. Shakti energy, the orgasmic, feminine earth energy, comes up to meet Shiva, the masculine consciousness, and you’re in a divine space.