Frequently Asked Questions about the Tantra Lev Workshops

When trying to decide whether or not to register for a Tantra workshop, questions and doubts naturally arise. Some stem from curiosity and a need for more specific details, and some are the result of insecurity and fear of the unknown.

Since the nature of the activity during the workshops requires us to open up to our inner essence, to let go of our defenses and to deal with issues that are close to our hearts and bodies, it is only natural to ask questions, raise doubts and get in depth answers regarding what we are going to do.

This page contains frequently asked questions and answers raised during numerous conversations with participants in previous Tantra workshops. Perhaps, while reading through the questions of others, you will find answers to your own.

In any case, if you have additional questions or need further clarification, you are welcome to contact us directly:
Moran:

050-4800660
moran@TantraLev.co.il

Frequently asked questions

?What kind of people participate in the workshop

The participants in the workshop are carefully selected. It is important to note that not everyone can participate in a workshop of this type, which requires emotional and mental maturity, as well as the desire and ability to open up and undergo a profound process. In addition, the number of participants in each workshop is limited.
The participants are people like you, who wish to expand their awareness and experience the opening of the heart, meditation and love according to Tantra.
For each workshop we create a group with appropriate gender characteristics, which include age, gender, previous experience and other factors that help make the meeting positive and interesting

?How many participants are there

Despite the high demand, we keep the groups small and intimate. We make sure that the number of participants is between 16 and 26; in addition, there is a small, quality team of “helpers” who accompany the process, support the participants, and care for their welfare.

?How many men and how many women will be at the workshop

In the workshops for singles, in order to enable balanced work, there is an equal number of men and women. In the couples workshop, each person comes with their partner, so the balance is preserved naturally.

?What are the hours

Registration and reception begins on Thursday at 4 p.m. Please arrive no later than 4:30 p.m. We ask that you arrive on time so that you can find a spot, refresh yourself and relax before the workshop begins.
The activity begins with a morning activity at 8:00 a.m. every day and continues until midnight.
On Saturday, the activities end between 6 and 7 p.m.
During the day, the activity will be divided into sessions (“lessons”), with breaks in between to enable the participants to refresh themselves, eat and drink.
It is important to note that the workshop is built with a precise timetable that allows us to experience the varied aspects of the Tantric experience. Your cooperation is necessary.
In general, we can say that the workshop is considered intensive and active.

?What happens if I meet someone at the workshop who I know personally

The chance that such a thing will happen is close to zero, considering that the groups are so small and intimate. The list of participants in the workshop is not displayed or published. In any case, Tantra is not something to be ashamed of. Everyone who comes to the workshop has fears that reflect their inner self.
If you are afraid that such an unwanted meeting might happen, you are welcome to talk with Moran and clarify the matter.

?Do I need any prior knowledge

There is no requirement for any prior knowledge. During the workshop there will be specific and precise instruction – all you have to do is arrive open and ready to listen.
If you are interested in the background material, here is a list of recommended reading:

  • The Art of Sexual Ecstasy – Margot Anand et al.
  • Making Love – Barry Long
  • The Way of the Superior Man – David Deida
  • Tantra: The Supreme Understanding – Bhagavan Shree Rajneesh (Osho)
  • Tantra, Spirituality and Sex – Osho
  • Taoist Secrets of Love: Cultivating Male Sexual Energy – Mantak & Maneewan Chia (2 books – one for men and one for women)
?What is the age range at the workshops

As explained in a previous question, we make sure, in advance, to create an age range that is appropriate for shared work. Therefore, the age range varies between workshops.
In very general terms, the age of the participants in the workshops ranges between 30 and 45. In each workshop there are also a number of younger participants (in their twenties) and some who are older (in their fifties or more). You can call to find out updated details.

...I'm not sure I want to be exposed in front of so many people

The group plays an important role during the workshop. Through other members of the group, we learn more about our inner essence. What are we afraid of? What attracts us? A dynamic of rejection and attraction is a primary tool for increasing self-awareness. The fact that there are a number of participants in the workshop enables us to obtain more feedback on ourselves; and to reflect others to themselves as well, and teach them based on our personal knowledge.
Experience has shown us that even participants with multiple concerns have been able to comfortably open up with surprising ease. The key is the gradual process that leads us, slowly and securely, to a situation in which we allow ourselves to overcome our barriers and peel off our protective shell. One of the factors that facilitates this is the safe space and the interpersonal relationships created between the participants during the three days of the workshop.
Another element that provides security is the fact that the degree of self-exposure is at the sole discretion of each participant.

Comments from participants after the workshop

?What is Tantra

It is hard to explain what Tantra is in words. Tantra is a way of life; it is not a religion and it is not a philosophy. There is a big difference between talking about and understanding Tantra, and experiencing Tantra in the moment. In general, the meaning of the word “Tantra” is “expansion”, or “interweaving”. It’s important to note that Tantra is not the Kama Sutra, as Tantra focuses on many varied areas other than sexuality. In fact, practicing Tantra drastically improves everything we come into contact with – our love life, our attitude toward family and friends, workplace relationships, peace of mind, healing of the body and soul, and much more.

?Is Tantra about sex

Tantra is about life itself. About our communication with ourselves, with our loved ones and with the world. Tantra teaches us to experience life in full force, to believe in ourselves and to feel the world around us without the barriers, masks, and armor we have always worn. Addressing the topic of sex is important because, whether we like it or not, we are preoccupied with it and think about it for a good part of the day and night.

?So where does the sex come in

Unlike many religions and spiritual streams, Tantra does not “suppress” or repress sexuality, but uses the power of sexual energy for spiritual development. Sexual energy is the primary life force that drives us. During the workshop we will experience and touch our sexual essence, learn to listen to this inner essence and open our experience to pure ecstatic love.

?Will we have sex during the workshop

The workshop has very clear rules. We will address sexuality in a gentle and respectful manner. The workshop is a way to expand our consciousness and awaken sensuality, and is absolutely not a sex workshop.

?What exactly happens during the workshop

To tell you exactly what happens during the workshop would ruin your experience as a participant. We’ll touch upon many varied topics from the world of Tantra; among other things, we will:

o Do different types of meditations, the majority of which are dynamic
o Awaken our dormant sexual energy
o Have sessions based on the philosophy of Osho and other spiritual teachers
o Experience tantric techniques for the opening of the heart
o Awaken the senses through pampering massages
o Purify our aura and open it to love
o Awaken the kundalini (life) energy and raise it to new heights
o Do work to strengthen and empower our masculinity / femininity
o Learn to experience the moment through listening, movement, voice and touch
o Practice tantra yoga
o Learn to communicate with ourselves and with our bodies
o (Couples -) Learn to improve our communication with our partner
o (Couples -) Learn about the essence of the romantic relationship according to Tantra
o Connect our hearts to our sexuality and sensuality
o Accept our bodies lovingly, as they are
o And much more…

?For couples - Does participation in the workshop include switching partners or working with other couples

The couple’s workshop is designed primarily to strengthen and sanctify the intimate relationship, deepen the relationship and intimacy between the partners and develop their methods of communication with each other. There is absolutely no partner exchange. During activities of an intimate nature, the two partners of each couple will work together. During many other activities (conversation, dancing, etc.) we will allow ourselves to get to know other people at the workshop.
It is important that both partners be sensitive to, support, and be aware of one another during the workshop.
We recommend there be a clear rule agreed to by both partners: when one person is feeling difficulty, fear or discomfort, their partner will support and fully back them. This rule creates a safe and intimate space for the partners, and in the end, makes a greater degree of openness possible.

What happens if I feel uncomfortable during one of the session?s

Everyone who participates in the workshop, without exception, will experience moments of difficulty and apprehension alongside moments of elation and a sense of calm. The workshop is built in such a way that it delves into our very soul and challenges us to open up new places. The idea is to challenge ourselves, but not to push ourselves beyond what we are able to handle. If you feel difficulty during any part of the workshop, you can talk to us or to the team of facilitators accompanying the process for help deciding whether you prefer to experiment or to observe from the side. Participation is not mandatory, but you should not leave during the session. And remember – it isn’t a test you can fail. In this way, we also learn to look inwards and see where we can open up and where we have something to work on.

?Will there be nudity during the workshop

Everyone who participates in the workshop, without exception, will experience moments of difficulty and apprehension alongside moments of elation and a sense of calm. The workshop is built in such a way that it delves into our very soul and challenges us to open up new places. The idea is to challenge ourselves, but not to push ourselves beyond what we are able to handle. If you feel difficulty during any part of the workshop, you can talk to us or to the team of facilitators accompanying the process for help deciding whether you prefer to experiment or to observe from the side. Participation is not mandatory, but you should not leave during the session. And remember – it isn’t a test you can fail. In this way, we also learn to look inwards and see where we can open up and where we have something to work on.

?How is it possible to love someone else, and believe wholeheartedly that they love me - if I don’t love myself or my body

In specific parts of the workshop, we will learn to sanctify and accept our bodies exactly as they are. At this stage, and at all other stages, you can decide the level of exposure for which you are ready. You may remain fully or partially dressed.
It is important to know that most participants are nervous about the moment we’ll reach the topic of nudity, but experience shows that the delicate, special process we go through during the workshop prepares us well for a real meeting with ourselves; and that even the most nervous participants feel a much greater degree of openness than they imagined they would.

?For couples - I want to register with my partner; what do I have to do

It is important that your partner also receive a personal explanation regarding the process, so that they can decide for themselves. We request to speak with them personally.

?For couples - I want to participate in a workshop, but I don’t think my partner will agree. How should I bring up the topic

Tantra is first and foremost about communication, so the right thing to do is to talk about it, or to present it in a way that will raise as little resistance as possible.
Your partner may have concerns about such a meeting – and you have to respect that. Suggesting to your partner that you attend a Tantra workshop together is a fundamentally romantic proposition. And it must therefore be presented as such – in the same way we give a gift or a blessing to a loved one.
Tantra comes in the service of love, adding romantic volume and an exotic aura to personal relationships; and enables us to improve the quality of our relationship and our sex life.
Most of our concerns, however, stem from a lack of knowledge. Therefore, our recommendation is that as far as the details of the workshop are concerned, it is best to allow us to speak with your partner and give them as much accurate information as possible – so that the decision, when made, will be precise and correct for you both.

For another answer from our questions database regarding partners, please click here.

What do I have to bring?

It is important to come wearing comfortable, loose clothing (a sharwal or sweatpants)
It is recommended to bring a change of clothes, because we will be moving about and dancing a lot.
Open shoes with no laces, which you will be able to remove whenever entering the workshop area.
Toiletries and a personal towel
A sheet to work on (for a double bed, with no elastic), for each participant.
A pillow for meditative work (not a feather pillow).

So how do I register

Before you register, we would like to speak with you personally.
The purpose of the conversation is to conduct an interview, during which we can mutually determine whether this type of workshop is suited to you and whether the rules, the content and the rest of the details were fully clarified.

You can contact Moran directly by telephone, or send an email to the following address:
moran@TantraLev.co.il

050-4800660
Calls can be made Sundays – Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Calls during the evening hours must be coordinated ahead of time.

With love,
Sujay and Moran