We will discuss…
- The great adventure of love.
- Are we emotionally adapting or reacting?
- Destructive fictions
- Use and misuse of power
- Tricky mysticism & wishful thinking.
- Going beyond relationship norms.
- Harmless pleasure
- Q & A at the end
Tantra is about awareness, not living on auto pilot or limited to habits including habits of thought.
Going beyond Tantra involves not being bound to the limitations scripture, teachers or superstitions that undermine our self-inquiry. Living consciously includes joyous sexuality but isn’t limited to that part of life. The flowering of any self-inquiry is to discover and share what's best in life.
Todd and Sharon discuss these issues and more in this, the second in the Beyond Tantra Series of talks.
“When we consciously disobey old beliefs, something new becomes possible.”
Sharon Schlotthauer is a hypnotherapist whose work focuses on emotionally charged habits of thinking. Contrary to fixating on the past or imagining an inner child, she invites conscious choice to change the poorly adapted beliefs from our past. This is de-hypnotherapy.
Todd Vickers is an author with a focus on non-traditional sexuality, meditation and conscious self-inquiry. He has written three books, and publishes noshameinsex.com which explores conscious non-monogamy. Todd is also lead member of The Bureau of Erotic Discourse (or BED), a group of volunteers that gives seminars on the culture of sexual consent at both Burning Man and at regional Burner events. He is also a co-founding member of The Vivriti Foundation, producing free videos on the topics of self_inquiry.
Todd met Sharon as a teenager and they became good friends. When Todd was twenty four, they entered an open, non-monogamous relationship and they have been lovers for nearly 25 years.
We will discuss…