Sunday, August 30
Tues. Sept. 15th Tantra Theater Auditions/Open House 6:45
Have you ever wanted to be onstage or on camera? Tantra Theater is a tansformative group process where we delve into personal history and have fun re-scripting the sexual and spiritual stories that have been holding us back. The journey involves at least 9 weekly rehearsals and a private session that culminate in a video recording of 5-10 minutes of a polished performance which you can show your friends and lovers. If you're interested we invite you to join our Free Open House. This first gathering is an audition where Kamala Devi will access your willingness and you can see if you resonate with Kamala's directing style.
Friday, August 28
• Description of the Book. Include background information on the subject, details on the particular approach you intend to take toward the subject, approximate estimated length of the book (in words), and anticipated special features such as photos, illustrations, sidebars, tables, charts, checklists or other elements. Let us know how much time you will require to complete a full manuscript.
If you want to start a brand new book and finish it in just 90 days...make it your NEW Year's Resolution. My NEXT How to Write your book in 90 days Tele-course runs Thursdays: 1pm on Jan. 7,14,21,28 Feb. 4,11,18 March 4,11,18 with optional check-ins on Tuesdays at 1pm. To reserve your spot, write: Kamala@blisscoach.com
Thursday, August 27
Wednesday, August 26
Tuesday, August 25
Here are my Instructions on Automatic Writing or "Channeling"
1. Free yourself of all distractions such as phone, people, and pets.
2. Sit comfortably in front of your computer. Place both feet flat and firm against the Earth. Lengthen your spine, close your eyes.
3. Drop into your breath. Gently restricting the back of your throat so the breath is long and smooth. (Ujiah breathing.)
4. Relax every muscle, especially your pelvic floor and your jaw. Completely clear your mind.
5. Bring your palms to your heart in prayer to silently invoke protection. Set your intention on the highest vibration. (Allow 1 minute) Know that during this session you are safe and guided.
6. Now place your fingers lightly on the keys before you. Stay open and receptive.
7. You’re computer is simply an instrument to help you talk to your spirit guide or higher self. Crystallize a question in your mind. Anything you yearn to know.
8. Visualize white light coming down from above and entering your crown Chakra. Or allow any other visualization that represents drawing infinite intelligence from source.Know that whatever the answer is to your questions will be written by the spirit.
9. Do not allow time for your mind to listen to this information. Just type. You may even close your eyes or look outside to distract the left brain while the right brain does the channeling. If you hear a voices, or your own voice, don’t question it. Simply record it.
10. Continue this process for at least 15 minutes. If you get stuck, simply focus on a new question, and repeat the process.
12. To conclude, ask your source if they are complete. And when you have finished your last question, close your eyes, take a deep breath.
13. Thank your guides and come back to full consciousness.
14. Stand up and shake out your body before reading over what you’ve written.
15. Practice often.
http://www.nanowrimo.org/ National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.
What: Write a novel (at least 50,000-words) from scratch in 1 month.
Who: You! In November of 2006, over 79,000 people attempted to write a novel in 30 days. (Over 300 people in San Diego) Nearly 13,000 succeeded by the midnight deadline. They started the month as auto mechanics, out-of-work actors, and middle school English teachers. They walked away novelists.
Why: The reasons are endless! To acomplish something memorable, be able to make obscure references to passages from our novels at parties, to further your career, to express yourself, for the hell of it!
When: Sign-ups begin October 1, 2007. Writing begins November 1. To be added to the official list of winners, you must reach the 50,000-word mark by November 30 at midnight. Once your novel has been verified by our web-based team of robotic word counters, the partying begins.
NEXT How to Write your book in 90 days Telecourse
Thursdays: 1pm on Jan. 7,14,21,28 Feb. 4,11,18 March 4,11,18 with optional check-ins on Tuesdays at 1pm.
Monday, August 24
Kamala Devi announces the schedule for this ground breaking 5-day event, and each tantra teacher personally names the type of activation they'll be offering. Thank you: Francoise, Mare Simone, Kypris Aster Drake, Ariel White, Michael and Baba Dez! http://www.partnerplayshop.com/9_9_09.html
Sunday, August 23
Friday, August 21
San Diego Tantra Theataer Troupe Presents:
My Body is My Temple
Directed By: Kamala Devi
Starring: Janos Novak, BethE, Joy Keller, Shawn Roop, Nelly B. Anjali, Jodi Ember, Meeshi Anjali, Michael McClure, Adam Paulman Special Thanks for Videography by: Ian Delgado, Steve Bickell, Lindsey Ward and Electric Rick Raney.
(The Full show will be available in DVD thisFall.)
Would YOU like to be onstage, or in front of the camera, telling YOUR Story? Tantra Theater is a transformative group process where we have fun re-scripting our sacred sexual stories. The journey involves 9 weekly rehearsals and one private session that culminates in a performance which will be video recorded.
FREE OPEN HOUSE:
Tues. Aug. 25th 6:45This gathering is an open audition to see if Tantra Theater is for you. No experience necessary!The next Tantra Theater course runs: 6:45pm on Tuesdays: Aug. 25th, Sept. 15, 23, 29. Oct.13,20,27 Nov. 10,17,24. & Decompression Party TBA.The regular tuition for the 90 day Tantra Theater journey (plus six months membership at the masters level) is $497. Kamala@blisscoach.com 858-272-2254 http://www.partnerplayshop.com/Tantra_Theater.html
Wednesday, August 19
What do you like about your relationship(s)?
What don’t you like about your relationship(s)?
How is that affecting you ?
What would you like your relationship to look like ideally?
How would your life be different if you realized this ideal?
What challenges you from accomplishing that outcome?
How do you think tantra or coaching could help you?
Finally, one of the deepest coaching questions that I invite you to meditate, journal, and talk about is: What is it about MYSELF, in regards to this other person (or people, or situations) that I am resisting? This inquiry is the beginning of shadow work and can ultimatly stop the unhealthy but common pattern of relationship projection. Just reading these questions will not give you the benifits of actually journaling. Remeber, true transformation starts with self-awareness. Enjoy, KD
Bliss Coach 858-272-2254 Kamala@Blisscoach.com
Friday, August 14
A. For spiritual purification and to uplift the being.
B. To experience the sensuality of my spirit.
C. To sustain sexual energy and artistry.
D. To obtain mental control of other people.
The central focus of my practice is characterized by:
B. Subtle energetic touch
C. Intoxicating chemistry
D. Total annihilation of the ego
When it comes to tradition I like:
A. A well respected linage
B. Picking and Choosing what works for me.
C. Unorthodox creativity
D. Absolute defiance of social norms
When it comes to quantity, I always say:
A. "Waste not, want not"
B. "Everything in moderation"
C. "Excess is everything"
D."Go to the extremes or die"
When it comes to sex:
A. I sublimate my sensuality to a higher spiritual purpose
B. I play in the sublet and sensual realm
C. Bring it on!
D. Sex is merely a state whereas death is absolute.
What company do you prefer to practice in:
A. The presence of my guru and fellowship
B. With my spiritual community
C. Alone with my lover(s)
D. Ghosts and dead bodies
A. White Tantra
Red Tantra consists of many passionate sexual practices. Traditionally the color red connotes femininity, potency, passion and sex. This path can be liberating for the sexually repressed and may also hold interest for the sexually obsessed. The fiery Kundalini practices of Red Tantra use taste and touch to experience the primal sexual impulse that can create intense purifications and awakenings. Practitioners of Red Tantra see the sacred in the profane and instead of bringing the Kundalini energy up to the crown, they draw spiritual energy down into the root, sex and power chakras. These Tantrikas are also known as Vama Marga, Left-Handed Path and sometimes negatively called California Tantra or the Cult of Ecstasy.
D. Black Tantra.
Wednesday, August 12
Monday, August 10
What do you think about 2012? Is it the big prophesied doomsday? Is it another episode of mass hysteria like in Y2K, or are we in the midst of the great shift in consciousness?
Many believe that the activation is happening now and that by 2012 the collective consciousness will transcend our fear-based ways of being and we will be able to live together in peace and union. Maybe you're already feeling it: a deeper sense of purpose, time speeding up, and a stronger creative impulse.
Nobody knows the future for sure, but when Spirit started asking me to help anchor a higher vibration for the planet, I thought, "that sounds like fun, sign me up!"
On 7-7-07 I had a vision of a San Diego based festival with playshops, performance art and a wide range of tantra teachings.
You may be wondering what sacred sex has to do with saving the world? Everything. Sex is how we all got here. It is the most powerful creative force on the planet, but too few people learn to harness its potential.
The ancient hindu texts write about this era (the Kali Yuga) as the dark ages during which there will be a resurgence of tantric practices to test the human spirit. If society is grounded enough to embrace their shadow and sensual nature, it is believed that we will succeed in a sacred sexual revolution.
Admittedly, awakening the planet is no easy task, and perhaps a little utopic, but we only need a small but powerful percentage to ground a loving and non-violent field to help people around the world overcome the illusion of suffering and separation.
Thus, you are invited to the 2nd annual Tantra-Palooza! It's is an annual nationwide festival which will lead to 10 tantra teachers on 10-10-2010 and 11 teachers on 11-11-11 and yep, you guessed it, 12 teachers on 12-12-2012... We invite YOU to help anchor in a global activation of love, passion, and bliss!
Tantra-Palooza tickets now available at Adept Level... This is our premium packages for members who are sincere about making sacred sexuality a part of their daily life, while still saving money and balancing their busy schedules. Last years tuition was $397.
Beta Members get $100 off, PLUS 6 months tuition for Only $297.If you Enroll in the Adepts Level, you will be invited to:
- TANTRA-PALOOZA A five day festival with 9 tantra teachers 9/4-9/9/09
- Private access to a members only page with hours of past recorded classes
- Unlimited Playshops on various Tantric Topics for three to five hours monthly
- Monthly Sacred Snuggle Parties, first Saturday of the month
- Tantra Talk and Poly potlucks on the last Wednesday of the month
- Tantra Theater Performance Art and Comedy Improvisation Shows
- A live monthly tele- class on a variety of tantric topics by a variety of teacher
Already a Member? In gratitude for your ongoing support we are offering a Deep discount for initate level members to upgrade to the Adept level which also renews your six month membership, time is limited so act fast. Your new membership will be good until March 2010! For a Limited time, you can upgrade for Only $169.
To Enroll go to: http://www.partnerplayshop.com/9_9_09.html
See you there!
Kamala Devi (BlissCoach.com) and REiD Mihalko (Reidaboutsex.com) are co-creating a entertaining educational DVD entitled: Ethics for Nonmonogomous Ninjas! (Subtitle: Earning your BlackBelt in Relationship.) We have shot the main content but would like to inter-cut it with real poly people talking about their love life. We will be conducting interviews with volunteers from San Diego, New York and San Francisco at interesting locations. (Beach, Coffee Shoppe, Sex Shoppe, Park...etc.)
This instructional DVD is intended for nation-wide distribution. Please consider joining us for a 2-4 hour shoot. We will ask interviewees the following questions:
-- How do you deﬁne yourself? Do you use labels?
--Why do you practice monogamy or non-monogamy?
-- What is the most challenging part about being in relationship?
-- What is something about yourself that you used to hide?
-- What is your current relationship geometry?
-- What are your boundaries and bottom lines?
-- Do you practice honesty and openness? Why?
-- Do you know your needs in relationship?
-- How do you feel about breaking up?
-- How do you handle strong emotions, like jealousy when it comes up?
-- What have you learned about yourself from practicing nonmonogamy?
-- Do you have a nonmonogomy community, an what does it look like?
If your interested please email me firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me your name age, where you live and I will be able to notify you of the time and place where we will be holding the interviews. All Interviews will be video taped and you will be notified when the video is in publication. If you are selected to appear in it, we can offer you one copy per person at cost.
Thanks for your support!
Saturday, August 8
2009 Tantra-Palooza Schedule:
(Subject to Change)
**** 9/4/09 FRIDAY****
7pm- Icebreakers and Orientation
8pm- Sensual Puja with Francoise
**** 9/5/09 SATURDAY****
10am-Opening invocation Kamala Devi
11am-1pm Tantra activation with Kypris Aster Drake
1pm- 2:00pm Potluck Lunch
2pm-4pm Tantra activation with Shawn Roop
6pm-8pm Dinner Break
8pm Tantra Theater Performance Art and Sacred Sensual Play Party 'till Midnight
Ariel White, Baba Dez, Michael, Shawn Roop, Viraja Prema, Sheila Joy, Kypris Aster Drake & others TBA
11am-1pm Tantra activation with Kirin Khalsa
1pm- 2:00pm Potluck Lunch
2pm-4pm Tantra activation with Ariel White
5pm-6pm Shamanic Journey with Damien Rose
**** 9/7/09 MONDAY****
6:45pm - 9pm Puja with Mare Simone
**** 9/8/09 TUESDAY****
6:45pm - 9pm Tantra Talk with Baba Dez Nichols
**** 9/9/09 WEDNESDAY****
6:45pm - 9pm Closing Ceremony Michael & Kamala Devi!
Friday, August 7
SD Tantra Theater Troupe uses theater technologies to transmute sexual guilt, shame and/or fear into art, healing and liberation; we celebrate the presence of spirit in every aspect of life's drama.
The San Diego Tantra Theater Troupe is a collective of spiritual artists who've undergone a 90 day tantric journey to explore and empower their sacred sexual history. The Tantra Theater training provides a, safe, challenging, non-judgmental space for spiritual seekers to experience their full expression. After training we collaborate on performance art in order to promote a greater understanding of sacred sexual issues in conscious communities within and beyond San Diego. Our personal, theatrical, and creative presentations inspire learning, open discussion and spiritual awakening. The troupe provokes continual re-examination of self in relationship to all things sacred and spiritual. During performance, both artists and audience have an opportunity to realize the creative power within their sex center. We aim to educate, entertain and enlighten.
GOALS:In order to achieve this mission and vision, SD Tantra Theater Troupe will:
1) Perform at least two masterful public performances annually with provocative original and adapted scenes, monologues, music, movement, and improvisation for the San Diego conscious communities.
2) Organize periodic outreach performances at conferences, festivals and tantric temples.
3) Promote video or dvd documentation of the show as an ancillary product for other communities that are not able to attend.
4) Reduce the barriers between the audience and the presentation by using minimal props, lighting, or staging, and involve the audience in discussions in order to increase the impact on participants.
5) Retain a diverse team of sacred sexual activists who care about one another and the community and who support and help promote the troupe’s work.
San Diego Tantra Theater was conceived and directed by Kamala Devi and is produced by BlissCoach university. WWW.BlissCoach.com
Thursday, August 6
When the last Tantra Theater show closed we gathered to burry the production.
In the spirit of art therapy or psycho -drama we used the following incantation:
You are not my mother, you are not my father, rapist, ex-lover, brother or director. Thank youfor playing that role so that I can better know myself. I am the writer of my own drama. I
am the director of my own life. Aho!
The tantra theater troupe will be performing next at Tantra-Palooza, Saturday Sept. 5th as a part of the Tantra-Palooza five day festival. Get your discounted tickets now. We are offering $100 OFF of last year's tuition and including SIX months enrollment to Bliss Coach University! http://www.partnerplayshop.com/9_9_09.html
Afterwards we'll be performing at the Whole Being Weekend, The Daka-Dakini Conference in New York, and we are open for invitations to play for conscious community everywhere!
Thank you for supporting our school.
Express yourself completely, then become quiet.
Open yourself to heaven and earth,
and be like the forces of nature.
When the wind blows, there is only the wind;
when it rains, there is only rain;
when the clouds pass, the sun promises to shine.
If you open yourself to insight,
you are at one with insight
and you can use it completely.
Open yourself to heaven and earth,
then trust your natural responses;
and everything will fall into place
by Lao Tzu
Monday, August 3
Kamala Devi Introduced the show by asking the audience: Who are you, behind your mask? And explained that the following performances are true personal narratives from tantra students, many of whom have never told these stories, and/or never been onstage before. And so as they say in the rapper community...peace out.
NellyBella ends a lifetime of holding on and fearlessly uses the toilet onstage. This is true tantra: break every taboo and discover the sacred in the mundane. Thanks NellyB!
Adam, the man behind the curtain Yells: "Lay down and spread your legs!" You don't have to tell BethE twice!
Janos's philosophy as an artist is to dive into life...even the thing that scares him most. He looks at the golden lingam that he carved and realized...I don't even like men. Thus he joined a tantric men's group....a STRAIGHT men's group...in his provokative bi-curious peice called "But I'm not gay."
I love my cast, I love my community, I love my Drama. Truly, there is no place like Om! You are invited to come to the FREE Tantra Theater auditions/open house starting Aug. 25th. For details about the next tantra theater show or class please go to: http://www.partnerplayshop.com/Tantra_Theater.html