Living Tantra Study Group

This is a 6 week series held on Thursday evenings to review, refine and expand your knowledge presented in the Living Tantra series by the Himalayan Institute.  For present and future student of  the Institute’s 66 hour online and live program designed to systematically deepen your personal practice and advance your practice to the next level.  Our Study Group is designed for sincere seekers and students interested in becoming healthier, happier and more compassionate.

Instructors: Blair Lewis and Theresa Oswald, MD

Email for Location: Blair (at)

Tuition: By Love Offering (suggested donation $20 per class or $108 for all six classes)

Week One 5/12/2011            Tantric Overview of Traditions and Techniques 7:00 – 8:30 pm

  • What is Tantra?
  • How will Tantra help my personal practice and self-transformation?
  • Prana definition and explanation.
  • Explore Prana awareness, collection and direction.

Week Two 5/26/2011            Tantric Rituals 7:00 – 8:30 pm

  • Science of Agni Vidya.
  • Technical aspects and ingredients for external fire offerings (Bahir Yaga).
  • Power of group collective practice.
  • Understand Antar Yaga (internal fire offering).

Week Three 6/2/2011          Healing Power of Tantra 7:00 – 8:30 pm

  • How can Tantra benefit yourself and others?
  • Understanding the law of cause and effect.
  • Qualifications of a healer and healer’s toolbox.
  • Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra.

Week Four 6/9/2011          Prana Shakti and Kundalini Shakti 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Please note the 2 week gap between class #4 and class #5.  June 23 is class #5.

  • Explanation of the body as a living shrine.
  • Agni Sara and the Manipura Chakra
  • The Difference Between Prana Shakti and Kundalini Shakti
  • Learn tantric method of combining asana, pranayama, mudras and mantras.
  • Introduction to Saundaryalahari.
  • Exploring Kundalini Shakti, the primordial pool of energy and consciousness.

Week Five 6/23/2011         Tantra and the Lotus of the Heart 7:00 – 8:30 pm

  • Understand the real role of tools and means in spiritual practice.
  • Healing the Heart; How and Why?
  • Discuss Saundaryalahari verse 38.
  • Complete practice of Shakti Sadhana.

Week Six 6/30/2011        The Power of Sri Vidya 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Please note the 2 week gap between class #4 and class #5.  June 23 is class #5.

  • Definition and expanded discussion of Sri Vidya.
  • Connecting to the Divinity in you.
  • Discover the Power of collective consciousness
  • Power of Mantra and Initiation.

About the author

Blair Lewis

Blair Lewis is a writer, teacher and founder of Alive and Healthy. He practiced psychosomatic medicine as a physician assistant for over 30 years. Retired from clinical practice, Blair continues to write and teach leadership seminars, holistic health workshops and classes. Author of five books, the latest books are: The Happiness Revolution and Happiness: The Real Medicine.