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Eighty-four Mahasiddhas - Buddhist Tantra - Urièl Danā

The Eighty-Four Mahasiddhas: Understanding Buddhist Imagery

The Eighty-Four Mahasiddhas are historical figures that lived between the eighth and twelfth centuries that achieved great accomplishments. A more western definition is that a “siddha” is someone with magical powers and “maha” means above all others. How they achieved these abilities came to be known as the Buddhist Tantras. Commonly known as “siddhis”, these psychic and spiritual abilities have …

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A Tantric Viewpoint - Living together vs Marriage

A Tantric Viewpoint: Living Together vs Marriage

Someone recently asked me why should any man bother getting married? He said men risked being ruined financially by one bad woman. He was lamenting that he could get stuck paying alimony or child support. Why not just live with someone instead? Let me begin by saying to live with someone is not the same …

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A Tantric Viewpoint: Reconnecting To Our Lover’s Energy In A Disconnected World

A long time ago in a galaxy called the “Buddha-verse”, there existed a world where the Goddess ruled. This was the world of Tantra. The core of these teachings reveal that we are each a microcosm of the universe and everything mirrored in our reality is a macrocosm of what is going on within us. …

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Impotence and Tantra

Impotence and Tantra: How An Ancient Practice Can Shed New Light On A Modern Issue

Tantra is an ancient practice of breath and energy work that originated in Hinduism, and later migrated into Buddhism. The tantras are ancient texts that span from the the 5th to the 8th century. Each discourse represents a software for running the human body. Together they offer a kind of “stealth” spiritual technology that can …

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Art and Buddhism

Art and Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism was introduced to the West in the 1960’s. It was significant for changing the pattern of keeping mystical knowledge secret. This New American Dharma (a term coined by Llama Surya Das) began making available any knowledge that would help humanity empower itself spiritually. My own introduction to Buddhism began as a child when a sleeping disorder …

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Sringara Rasa

The Marriage of Art & the Erotic: Together Again

©2017 Uriél Dana When an artist stops painting, it does not mean they’ve stopped making art. It usually just means they’ve said all the can say on a particular subject. Life can strike us with an experience and a new series of work can be birthed to the world in an instant. Painting a series …

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