Tantric Meditation

What is Tantric Meditation?  Many people have lots of idea.  Most people think of anything with the word Tantric or Tantra as being related to sexual relationships.

The word "Tantra" comes from the root tan, to "extend", "continue", multiply".  "Tantra" means "what extends knowledge". (1)"Yoga, Immortality and Freedom"  Yoga, Immortality and Freedom, by Mircea Elieda.

It exists in Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Bönpo, and New Age forms. Tantra has persisted and often thrived throughout Asian history since the middle of the first millennium CE. Its practitioners have lived in India, China, Japan, Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Korea, Cambodia, Burma, Indonesia and Mongolia.

The exact meaning of the terms has varied over time; the most modern usage regards religions which focus upon the worship of one or more deities and the observance of strict moral codes as belonging to the Right-Hand Path, while religions which value the advancement of the self over other goals are considered to belong to the Left-Hand Path.

We invite you to explore Tantric Meditation as taught by teachers from different lineages on our site.