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What is Tantra lessons and what happens there?

Im asking because a friend of mine wants to teach me. I know there are different forms, I wanted to know what other people know about this topic.

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  1. It depends on the teaching. I have only limited experience with Tantra, but things like Kundalini Yoga are historically part of Tantric spirituality.
    One of the overall understandings of Tantra is that ANYTHING in life can be used as a vehicle for spiritual growth and transformation.
    There is both Buddhist and Hindu Tantra. (All of Tibetan Buddhism, for example, is technically Tantric, because that was the cultural phase Buddhism was in when it came to Tibet from India.)
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  2. Try the Wiki before posting topics of solely prurient interest.
    Use a dictionary for “prurient”.
    Get another hobby.

  3. Tantras are ACTUALLY supplementary Vedic literatures but there are many concoctions about that go under that name.
    See ref. below tantra–of the supplementary Vedic literature
    Madhya 6.102 T The Liberation of Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya
    iti dvapara urv-isa
    stuvanti jagad-isvaram
    nana-tantra-vidhanena
    kalav api tatha srnu
    SYNONYMS
    iti–thus; dvapare–in Dvapara-yuga; uru-isa–O King; stuvanti–offer prayers; jagat-isvaram–unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead; nana–various; **tantra**–of the supplementary Vedic literature; vidhanena–by regulative principles; kalau–in the Age of Kali; api–certainly; tatha–so also; srnu–hear.
    TRANSLATION
    ” ‘In the Age of Kali, as well as in Dvapara-yuga, the people offer prayers to the Supreme Personality of Godhead by various mantras and observe the regulative principles of the supplementary Vedic literature. Now please hear of this from me.
    Note: From **Visnu-yamala Tantra**, Srila Jiva Gosvami has proven that one can be liberated from the effects of all sins simply by chanting the holy name of the Lord. See ref. below.
    SB 2.1.12 T The First Step in God Realization
    kim pramattasya bahubhih
    paroksair hayanair iha
    varam muhurtam viditam
    ghatate sreyase yatah
    SYNONYMS
    kim–what is; pramattasya–of the bewildered; bahubhih–by many; paroksaih–inexperienced; hayanaih–years; iha–in this world; varam–better; muhurtam–a moment; viditam–conscious; ghatate–one can try for; sreyase–in the matter of the supreme interest; yatah–by that.
    TRANSLATION
    What is the value of a prolonged life which is wasted, inexperienced by years in this world? Better a moment of full consciousness, because that gives one a start in searching after his supreme interest.
    PURPORT
    Srila Sukadeva Gosvami instructed Maharaja Pariksit about the importance of the chanting of the holy name of the Lord by every progressive gentleman. In order to encourage the King, who had only seven remaining days of life, Srila Sukadeva Gosvami asserted that there is no use in living hundreds of years without any knowledge of the problems of life–better to live for a moment with full consciousness of the supreme interest to be fulfilled. The supreme interest of life is eternal, with full knowledge and bliss. Those who are bewildered by the external features of the material world and are engaged in the animal propensities of the eat-drink-and-be-merry type of life are simply wasting their lives by the unseen passing away of valuable years. We should know in perfect consciousness that human life is bestowed upon the conditioned soul to achieve spiritual success, and the easiest possible procedure to attain this end is to chant the holy name of the Lord. In the previous verse, we have discussed this point to a certain extent, and we may further be enlightened on the different types of offenses committed unto the feet of the holy name. Srila Jiva Gosvami Prabhu has quoted many passages from authentic scriptures and has ably supported the statements in the matter of offenses at the feet of the holy name.**** From Visnu-yamala Tantra, Srila Jiva Gosvami has proven that one can be liberated from the effects of all sins simply by chanting the holy name of the Lord.**** Quoting from the Markandeya purana, Sri Gosvamiji says that one should neither blaspheme the devotee of the Lord nor indulge in hearing others who are engaged in belittling a devotee of the Lord. A devotee should try to restrict the vilifier by cutting out his tongue, and being unable to do so, one should commit suicide rather than hear the blaspheming of the devotee of the Lord. The conclusion is that one should neither hear nor allow vilification of a devotee of the Lord. As far as distinguishing the Lord’s holy name from the names of the demigods, the revealed scriptures disclose (Bg. 10.41) that all extraordinarily powerful beings are but parts and parcels of the supreme energetic, Lord Krsna. Except for the Lord Himself, everyone is subordinate; no one is independent of the Lord. Since no one is more powerful than or equal to the energy of the Supreme Lord, no one’s name can be as powerful as that of the Lord. By chanting the Lord’s holy name, one can derive all the stipulated energy synchronized from all sources. Therefore, one should not equalize the supreme holy name of the Lord with any other name. Brahma, Siva or any other powerful god can never be equal to the Supreme Lord Visnu. The powerful holy name of the Lord can certainly deliver one from sinful effects, but one who desires to utilize this transcendental potency of the holy name of the Lord in one’s sinister activities is the most degraded person in the world. Such persons are never excused by the Lord or by any agent of the Lord. One should, therefore, utilize one’s life in glorifying the Lord by all means, without any offense. Such activity of life, even for a moment, is never to be compared to a prolonged life of ignorance, like the lives of the tree and other living entities who may live for thousands of years without prosecuting spiritual advancement.
    “We request you to chant HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA, KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE, HARE RAMA HARE RAMA, RAMA RAMA HARE HARE, and your life will be sublime.”

  4. Tantra is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘to weave’, to thread together all the parts of the self. Meditation supports the opening of the self to our understanding of our interconnectedness. “Our threads of awareness”. Mostly we westeners relate to tantric sex. In this practice it is about the delaying of sexual gratification between lovers in order to bring about a higher sexual experience.. in doing so one gets an idea of transcendence. The ‘thread’ of awareness betweeen the lovers is heightened etc.

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