Tantra is an approach to live, to grow in it to get enlighten. It is a very ancient practice that has reached us, through various schools. Many definitions of Tantra can be heard today. I like the definition I heard from Osho:
A simple definition that can easily be misunderstood. At the same time extremely precise.
Tantra says that whatever happens, as long as it is not life-threatening, one can remain connected to one’s life and have an experience of the moment. Very often one escapes the experience by shutting down, feeling numb, shallow breath, blocking, falling asleep…
Tantra is the meeting of vitality and relaxation, of male and female … the meeting of opposites. In it, duality and separation disappear. It has an embrace of extremes, a fusion that brings supreme delight. This pleasure is different from orgasm. Orgasm is an instant fire state that burns-out quickly. The pleasure can be eternal. In it time disappears, pleasure spreads, life manifests itself …
Tantra is neither about love nor empathy. It is neither romantic nor abstract, but very straightforward, practical, grounded. Tantra is for a conscious experience. It believes that awareness is the light that is the pulsation (life) of the universe – God.
Tantra is one of the few practices that perceive the physical body as a divine temple deserving of proper care. It knows no deprivation. Tantra says Yes to life, Yes to pleasure, Yes to body, Yes to anger, Yes to joy, Yes to sadness, Yes to fear, Yes to sexual energy, Yes to everything as it is. Tantra does not know No.
Tantra says, whatever happens, stay connected to your vitality and allow the experience. In particular, this means that if there is sexual thrill, Tantra says, “Relive it.” Tantra’s attitude to sex is as attractive as it is misunderstood.
According to Margot Anand, founder of SkyDancing, one of the big Tnatra schools, the Tantric approach is: