- Do you see the world as going through dramatic changes, not just in one area of human activity, but in almost all of them?
- Have you felt this upheaval not only around you but in your inner world, causing you to question who you really are?
- Do you have a need to to be able to understand what is happening?
Rudy Ballentine felt the need to understand the changes happening in the world. It led him to leave his long standing medical and psychiatric practice for a protracted period of study with Swami Rama in India, study that has included not only the Indian teachings known as Tantra but also an analysis of similar Western and Oriental cultures. He has written Kali Rising.
Taoism in China, and Tantra in India are movements that separated themselves from the mainstream of their cultures so as to cultivate and nurture a more radical probing of the nature of humanity and its relationship to spirit. The contribution of such radical subcultures has been enormous, and they are particularly valuable at times of major upheaval and transformation. They are capable of making sense of things at a time when the familiar order is unraveling and its perspectives no longer feel valid. The purpose of these radical subcultures is to study and develop the science of transformation.*
At this retreat, you have the opportunity to experience, firsthand, this remarkable teacher who has applied his mind, trained in psychiatry and medical science, to the teaching of the East - and found that he had to go beyond his mind, to learn how these teachings affect all elements of his being: his spirituality, sexuality, emotional life, and his understanding of personal and planetary transformation.
But don't think this is going to be just three days of boring lectures and meditations with some yogic exercises thrown in. Rudy has written, "Pleasure and play are the essence of spirituality. It is only when we are in touch with our spontaneous delight that we access the collective unfoldment of planetary evolution."*
Are you willing to let Rudy guide you in discovering your own spontaneous delight and through that delight come to new awareness and insight? If so, come join us at Easton Mountain, for a weekend that will include Tantric practices, some of which are ideally done without clothing, practice that integrate sexuality and spirituality, mind and body, heart and soul. If you've never experienced erotic spirituality, this will be the start of an adventure that will change your life. If you've already worked with other teachers, Rudy will help you on your path as an erotic spiritual explorer.
*From Kali Rising: Foundational Principles of Tantra for a Transforming Planet, Rudolph Ballentine, Tantrikster Press, 2010.
About the Facilitators
Rates and Accommodations
- Newbie Rate: $395
Includes meals, programming, and best available housing. For first-time visitors to Easton Mountain only.
- Commuter - $295
Includes meals and programming, does not include housing. Choose this option if you want to stay off-site.
- Garden Cabin - $545
Includes meals, programming, and accommodations in our bunk house (5 bunk beds). Showers are located at the Lodge, about 500 ft. away.
- Quad - $595
Includes meals, programming, and accommodations in a 4-person (2 bunk beds) room with shared bath.
- Semi-Private - $745
Includes meals, programming, and accommodations in a 2-person room with shared bath.
- Event starts with dinner on Thursday, Sep 14th at 7pm
- Event ends with Closing Circle on Sunday, Sep 17th around 2pm
(You can arrive anytime after Noon on the start day. Rooms will be ready no later than 3pm)