Noun(1) any of a fairly recent class of Hindu or Buddhist religious literature concerned with ritual acts of body and speech and mind(2) doctrine of enlightenment as the realization of the oneness of one's self and the visible world; combines elements of Hinduism and paganism including magical and mystical elements like mantras and mudras and erotic rites; especially influential in Tibet
(1) She says the eastern world draws her because "it gives the body the importance that is its due through the practice of yoga, tantra , and classical dance."(2) The bhagats, who live in stark seclusion from the rest of the village, are said to possess occult powers, which enable them to exercise metaphysical control acquired by years of yogic penance, tantra and tatrak vidya.(3) Thus, one of the things that I've been working on is a sort of metaphysical, mystical energy tantra , where the rush of energy is held inside you.(4) Rather, they should perform the always healing vasana daha tantra [writing down and burning recollections of the past] and confine themselves to karma yoga, such as cleaning in and around the temple and picking flowers for the pujas.(5) She says that this view of women as marginal to tantra is based on western constructions of gender & power (and their assumed universality) and she re-presents women as active participants in the creation of traditions.(6) The Kalachakra tantra talks about a time when the three lalos, the barbarian kings, will rule the earth.(7) A scholar of Vedic astrology, he had, from the very outset, a deep affinity with the Eastern world, which attaches a lot of importance to the human body, as is seen in the practice of yoga, tantra and classical dances.(8) I know as much about tantra as the next man other than the nuggets he's dropped in other talks, so it was great to hear a really knowledgeable, sensible, humble exposition of the subject.(9) Guru Rinpochey also gave widespread teachings from the highest classes of tantra and in particular to his twenty-five principal disciples.(10) Systems like yoga and various forms of tantra took this search for altered states of consciousness to heights no other culture ever attained.(11) So, although the study of logic and Buddhist philosophy was not yet prevalent, the practice of tantra in extreme secrecy was much favoured.(12) In particular, the Kalachakra initiations empower the disciple to practise the yoga of the Kalachakra tantra , and, ultimately, to achieve the state of Shri Kalachakra.(13) After participating in the Kumbha Mela, they went on a pilgrimage to various shrines, temples, and to yogis and sadhus, many of whom he had studied with while learning tantra , Ayurveda, occult teaching and yoga.(14) In fact, the essential transformational practices of Tibetan tantra including those of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, were created to lead the individual practitioner towards these same ends.(15) In addition, the Gelug tradition regards sound scholarship as a prerequisite for constructive meditation, hence, the teachings of both sutra and tantra are subject to rigorous analysis through the medium of dialectical debate.(16) He believes that people's attitudes to tantra are similar to those held about yoga before its surge in popularity.