The musician Sting, a longtime yogi and advocate of Tantra, once claimed he and his wife had “seven hours of sex every night”.
In Tantra, like in the movie, spiritual union isn't just between man and woman.
In Tantra, the goddess Shakti is the primordial deity, her name coming from the Sanskrit word shak, meaning "power."
One of the key ingredients of Tantra is the discovery of atman, or true self.
In Tantra, the seventh chakra is the crown chakra, the sahasrara chakra, located at the top of the head.
As this was to travel into Japan and be hailed as purest Buddhism, let us note how this tenth century Tantra system grew up.
The original meaning of Tantra as applied to literary compositions is a simplified manual.
As already indicated European usage makes the words Tantra, Tantrism and tantric refer to the worship of goddesses.
See for some notices of these works A. Avalon's various publications about Tantra.
Alberuni seems not to have known of this literature and a Tantra for him is merely a minor treatise on astronomy.
type of Hindu religious book, 1799, from Sanskrit tantram, literally "loom, warp," hence "groundwork, system, doctrine," from tan "to stretch, extend," from PIE root *ten- "to stretch, extend" (see tenet).