The Kama Sutra school teaches you essential life lessons and profoundly transforming knowledge. A treatise on science, art and love, the Kama Sutra is an instruction manual for a wise and balanced way of life. In the Kama Sutra school you will immerse yourself in ancient wisdom and take home valuable tools for improving life, love and intimacy.
KAMA SUTRA SCHOOL – LESSON 1
Kama Sutra Unlocked: Breaking the ice and melting the hearts
“If you want something to be different, you have to do something different.“
This retreat will revolutionize your perspective on life and test your capacity for experiencing pure joy.
You will be amazed at the uplifting and soul melting power of the sublime erotic energy.
You will receive knowledge that will make you wonder and new skills that put you to work.
Don’t stay “safe” in your comfort zone, dare to break the ice and take a step into the unknown, to say yes to life when the sun is shining and when clouds cover the world in grey, to laugh all of your laughter and to cry all of your tears, open up to life.
KAMA SUTRA SCHOOL – LESSON 4
Be Honest: Emotional Intelligence & Erotic Communication
“The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots…
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.” Erich Fromm
Delicious intimacy and heart connection is a deep need of our souls. As long as we are ruled by the ego and its defence mechanisms, we are slaves to our fears, imprisoned by mental habits like robots who can not break free of their own programming.
The separation and protection walls that we create, when our hearts are not yet emotionally mature, are no longer needed as we start to awaken and allow consciousness to gradually replace the robotic behaviour.
The truth is that our heart doesn’t need the protection, only our ego does.
At the center of what we call emotional intelligence is LOVE. Love is found at the origin of the most amazing experiences of expansion of the consciousness towards limitlessness. If the feeling of separation is the source of all pain and suffering, a heart full of love is the source of freedom.
When we bring love into eroticism it connects our hearts with real intimacy, and we gain access to the secret language of intimacy that we use to communicate our deepest longings, profound states and to share our feelings. The most extraordinary and delicious intimacy is based amongst other things on using clear and powerful words that mirror the secret resonance of the heart and of the being.
It is essential to know that almost everything you feel is worth expressing most sincerely and spontaneously. This is also valid even for a state of shame that you feel, for a state of excitement, for an intense and pleasant emotion, for a secret hope, for a feeling of helplessness, for an inhibition. If you express in a spontaneous, clear and direct way exactly what you feel, you will open in this way a window to the room of your soul and you will invite the beloved person to enjoy the light of your soul.
If you do not dare to speak in this way from the heart you will condemn yourself to superficial relationships and talk only about what you did at work, what others are doing and about the shopping that you are about to do. Acting almost always in this way, it will be very hard for you to be able to establish a truly intimate relationship. Establishing an intimate relationship will be very easy for you if you will take the risk to spontaneously and honestly open your heart.
Moving from the separation of the mind to the honest and profound connection between hearts feels like the miracle of a fresh cool oasis in the middle of the scorching desert.
KAMA SUTRA SCHOOL – LESSON 7
Lovemaking Arts: Erotic skills and postures of sublime pleasure
Eroticism is one of the greatest mysteries of life. In fact, it holds the key to unveiling the very nature of the entire Universe…
Spiritual systems across the millennia have regarded the erotic power as extremely dangerous and very often a complete “no-go”, due to the dangers of getting lost and forgetting the heights of spirit to which it was supposed to lift us.
In modern days sublime eroticism has been forgotten and instinctual sexuality has become the norm, used only as a means of pleasure and procreation,
In sacred eroticism we experience lovemaking not as a brief outburst of instinctual desire, a fire quickly lit up and all too soon extinguished again, but as a intricate game of love, passion and profound fusion which allows the lovers to open the gates of consciousness and truly mystical states, to experience orgasms which literally blow the mind!
The Kama Sutra is recognizing the full potential which lies within this most profound and sacred of activities known to mankind. If we want our lovemaking to be breathtakingly amazing, then we need to learn some serious erotic skills and the mechanisms of blissful pleasure and attraction which never dies.
The lovemaking postures of the Kama Sutra were not only for advanced acrobats and gymnastic explorers, in fact the ancients had such a nuanced and refined perception of pleasure and ecstatic delight that they knew how each posture brings a unique experience and awakens something special in us and in their search to completely melt their hearts and dissolve themselves in pure essence, they discovered the ways each erotic gesture and each lovemaking position can fulfil their hearts desire.
KAMA SUTRA SCHOOL – LESSON 2
The Great Shift: Turning the sexual energy 180 degrees
Eros is an expression of our soul, it’s uplifting, joyful and full of life. It’s the erotic energy oriented back towards its source. It is intense, but light at the same time.
In Kama Sutra the sexual energy is respected as a tremendous power – a power that can either lift us up or pull us down. It can be an instinctual force which controls us as the inner pressure builds or a conscious choice which directs everything up.
The shift from sex to lovemaking and pure eros is like turning the world from black and white to a world full of colour.
If sexual energy is a desire for pleasure and release from pressure, then pure eros is a longing for sublime experiences and freedom of the heart, there are no compulsions, no pressure and no shame.
Lovemaking is about love and it is about eros, sublime eroticism that is uplifting the spirit and touching the soul. Lovemaking that makes us fall in love, again and again, experiences that bring profound fulfillment, not only momentary pleasure.
Experiences that fill our hearts with both laughter and tears, with radiant joy that lasts for days and with deep silence and extraordinary unforgettable moments of timelessness and touching infinity.
Artwork by Ines Honfi, www.ineshonfi.com
KAMA SUTRA SCHOOL – LESSON 5
The 64 Arts of Kama Sutra: Skills for modern romance warriors
Today we don’t spend much time learning real skills for intimacy and romance, not like they did in the time of Kama Sutra.
Perhaps times have changed and some of the 64 arts recommended by Vatsayana in the Kama Sutra 2000 years ago only make us smile today, such as the art of cock fighting, the art of fixing colored glass tiles on floor, the art of teaching parrots to talk and the art of storing water in reservoirs.
The “bare knowledge” of the 64 arts were said to give attractiveness to a woman and a man well versed in these arts would “very soon gain the hearts of women”.
Many of the 64 arts are still deeply relevant today, like the arts of storytelling and dancing or the skill of knowing a person’s real character from his conduct and the skills to solve riddles and covert speeches.
More importantly is the spirit that is suggested through the apparent abundance of arts and skills deemed necessary in the ancient times to “be in high regard”.
These people valued something which we don’t seem to value much today, they valued the intelligent, playful and skillful game between men and women and a profound knowledge of how to be intimate.
Intimacy was not left to chance nor to instincts, it was considered an art because the wise people back then knew that intimacy has a deeper purpose than we give it credit for. A hidden purpose tied to the awakening of the soul and the conscious experience of life, true happiness and inner freedom.
They saw life as “lila” or a divine play as opposed to “maya”, the illusion which obscures reality from our sight. They knew that we can discover our true nature by learning how to play the divine game and the 64 arts are there to guide the way.
KAMA SUTRA SCHOOL – LESSON 8
Secret Code of Kama Sutra: A life of abundance, purpose and enlightenment
Let me tell you a secret…
Once upon a time, in the far Ancient East, a long-forgotten knowledge was secretly kept hidden by Kings and Queens, available only for the initiated ones…
This secret knowledge was considered a treasure as it revealed the very nature of the origin of the entire universe. It held within its pages the mysterious ways to enjoy life and experience its most exquisite gifts in love, intimacy and refined eroticism.
For good reasons, this treasure was hidden from those who did not have the proper training to master their erotic energy, because the wise men knew that the forces of desire and pleasure are the strongest powers within the human being.
Due to their phenomenal power, they can either liberate one in sublime mystical delights or enslave one in painful attachments, and so they encoded the knowledge of their sacred works of art in a language of symbols and multiple meanings in order to keep away those who had a superficial attitude and who were only looking for sexual excitement.
One such work of art is the famous Kama Sutra. Nowadays known only by those (quite few) who have passed beyond the encoding language that the sage Vatsyayana used to write it, Kama Sutra seems to apparently be just a collection of sexual methods, unusual acrobatic lovemaking positions, behavioral advice for intimacy and weird aphrodisiac recipes, but, in reality, it is so much more. Kama Sutra is a collection of practical wisdom reflecting the work of desires. It is a manual for learning how to handle the power of desires and how to channel them in ways that help us to improve our life and relationships, as an answer to the call for solutions to some of the biggest problems people face today.
Eroticism has been the subject of much taboo throughout the ages, and even today, in our times of apparent sexual freedom, little has changed and many people desperately seek fulfilment in superficial pleasure, hoping to escape their inner emptiness and afflicted relationship or their body’s and soul’s unfulfilled longing for love and refined pleasure.
When we crack the code of Kama Sutra and understand how desire truly works, the path ahead almost irresistibly opens up… Long nights of refined, extraordinarily intense and fulfilling pleasures and love will chase away sleep and frustrations. There will be no way back to the comfortable ignorance of a dull life, because now you know the whole story.
KAMA SUTRA SCHOOL – LESSON 3
The Art of Flirting from the Heart: Being playful with life itself
The flirtatious heart is a courageous heart, because the one flirting is risking a lot, you risk to be ignored, pushed away, rejected, to make a fool of yourself.
That’s why many people flirt “with a mask on” or don’t flirt at all. Fears are allowed to rule. Many women don’t flirt because they fear that “if they give a finger, their whole arm will be swallowed”, that they expose themselves to a threat. But flirting from the heart eliminates fears and insecurities, it makes us rich in joy and full of abundance.
Flirting from the heart is an expression of the joy of life and the strong polarity between two forces.
It springs from an open, courageous and playful way of being intimate with life itself.
When we flirt from the heart we are not trying to obtain something, to catch someone or to show something. We are deeply in touch with ourselves, fully relaxed and conscious, enjoying life. Flirting from the heart is demolishing the ego, painful inner contractions and deep rooted fears.
Flirting brings a magnetic charm to the flirtatious being, a fresh breeze of inner freedom and the intoxicating scent of a happy heart.
KAMA SUTRA SCHOOL – LESSON 6
Secrets of the Shameless Heart: What are you hiding from?
Shame is an inner blockage that hinders the expansion of our happiness. It’s a fear of exposing ourselves, the feeling that there might be something wrong with us and instead of finding out, we hide and cover ourselves in shame.
In many spiritual traditions a state of spontaneity and playfulness are used as protection against the ego. The Tibetans recommend to make funny faces or gestures when exposed to strange attitudes, to chase off demonic influences. Laughing at your own mistakes and flaws will loosen their grip over you, freeing you to act and to learn from the mistakes instead of hiding from their consequences.
The inner voice of shame and the feeling of limitation completely lack the sense of humour. It’s serious business! People under the grip of anxieties and blockages cannot take it, they try to be serious, to run away or to cover up with deflections.
In the spiritual traditions such people, the ones that becomes too serious, rigid and boring, feeling the anxiety of imperfections instead of triggering their hearts aspiration for freedom and perfection, were not considered mature enough to approach depth of the spirit.
We can learn from the spirit of children, who will fall and hurt themselves countless times as they grow, but each time they get up, they laugh it off and they continue playing – and they learn things very fast. When the “premature old age” of seriousness sets in, our ability to learn and to grow diminishes.
The best way to fight shame is through humour and playfulness and by cultivating shamelessness. Shame simple can’t survive in the presence of such an attitude.
Being shameless doesn’t mean that we are acting in an outrageous way, it means that we are acting in the way that outrages our own ego. Acting in a shameless way does not mean more than eliminating all inhibitions and blockages from deep within.
Shame is to be removed from all intimate moments and replaced with awareness. Spontaneous erotic humour, playfulness and flirtation makes possible for the inner spiritual nature to come forward for those who are ready to perceive it.
Artwork by Ines Honfi, www.ineshonfi.com
Awaken the joy of life
Put theory into practice with an abundance of experience! The Kama Sutra Experience Lab is full of revelations and surprising AHA moments, exercises and profound moments of discovering yourself and meeting other people.
EXPERIENCE LAB 1
Your Senses: Gateways to the Present Moment
Our senses are our gateways to the world, fundamental to our perception of reality and to all our experiences. Yet, when our senses are not as awakened as they can be, we are experiencing life in low resolution, everything becomes less clear, less colourful and less magical.
The senses are also gateways to the present moment. You can only experience through the senses NOW, when we think we are either in the past or in the future, far far away from the present moment. That’s why the present moment is also a way out of the mind, a way to be more connected with our deeper nature and the doorway to explore the consciousness beyond the mind.
EXPERIENCE LAB 4
Honing your Skills: The 64 arts in practice
In the ancient times Kama Sutra was not just a book to keep at the bedside table to spice up life in the bedroom.
Temple dancers would spend years to perfect their art, which would be shown only to the kings and for the purpose of spiritual initiation.
Such artistic performances were meant to enchant the spirit and uplift the soul, to carry a message from the heavens to the fortunate observer, to bring charm and mystery and aliveness into manifestation.
In those ancient times it was known that we are able to LIVE much more than we do, to experience more, to feel more, to be more. Life has a deeper meaning and the holy grail of happiness, freedom and purpose are available to those who awaken from their deep sleep.
For most people the spirit is locked away, hidden under mental agitation and repetitive daily tasks. But from time to time we catch a glimpse, we see the breathtaking beauty of the sunrise, we feel the awe inspiring amazement at a sudden revelation, we feel that there is something more, somewhere, somehow, there is so much to be discovered.
The Kama Sutra is an example of this, on the surface it is a book full of acrobatic lovemaking postures and somewhat funny dating advices, like “kiss a child in front of the one you have a crush on”.
Looking deeper, it is in fact a 2000 year old detailed instruction manual on how to live “a good life”, a life of purpose, abundance and fulfilment on the material, erotic and spiritual level. It shows us how to awaken the spirit of living life fully.
EXPERIENCE LAB 7
“Dance when you’re perfectly free”, “Dance where you can break yourself up to pieces and totally abandon your worldly passions.”, “Whosoever knoweth the power of the dance, dwelleth in God.” Rumi
The Eros Party is a conscious celebration of the divine life. A party with no drugs, smoke or alcohol.
To join us on this dance into the Heart all you need to do is to consciously let go of the mind and leave all the familiar behind and enter into the mysterious space, where the mundane can be perceived as sublime and divine and every moment of life turns into a celebration, when we learn to focus on the present moment and become aware of the mysterious dance of life.
We invite you together with us to dance your way into the heart core of your being and shine out your light in pure euphoric bliss.
EXPERIENCE LAB 2
Kama Sutra Sense Labyrinth
Experience a journey of the senses into the land Kama Sutra. In the sense labyrinth we have constructed a temple to explore through all your senses. Smell, taste, see, touch and listen, open up for a more intense experience of life. Allow yourself to be enchanted and touched by mystery and center your experience into the present moment, becoming aware of who you are.
EXPERIENCE LAB 5
Erotic storytelling & artistic moments
How we relate to eroticism in a profound way reflects how we relate to life, which is why it’s an area of life that carries great potential for transformation and self knowledge. When we have blockages, feel ashamed or want to hide part of ourselves, we are blocking the flow of life and transformation. We are not able to grow as fast or to feel free.
Human beings are storytelling in nature, for thousands of years it has been the strongest way to communicate, to share meaningful wisdom, deep understanding and the lessons humanity has learned.
Through storytelling we identify with the story, we become the story and we become the essence of the story.
Erotic storytelling is not about getting aroused, it’s about awakening to eroticism, which is the same as awakening to life, allowing ourselves to be vulnerable and to share a deep part of ourselves, letting go of our limiting beliefs and to appreciate the beauty of sublime eros.
EXPERIENCE LAB 8
Uplifting pleasures and desirable delights
We learn though playing, we learn through experiencing life in more and more awareness.
It is said that there are two schools in life: the school of pleasure and the school of pain. Contrary to what you might think, the school of pain is by far the most popular. Only when life kicks us and crushes us, do we realize that something has to change, and that something is usually US. But we don’t have to wait to learn until we something hurts so much that we have to do something, we don’t have to do the same mistakes again and again. We can also learn through pleasurable experiences, but it requires more awareness. Even the stupidest person will eventually learn through pain, will burn himself enough times but will finally realize that fire is hot. But pleasure is usually an are in which we loose our awareness and get carried away in sensations and intensity.
When we learn how to learn through pleasure, life becomes very very different. The universe is actually a very friendly place.
EXPERIENCE LAB 3
The Sacred Art of Conscious Touch
Many people, even those who love each other, feel separated from each other because they never trained deep heartfelt intimacy. Working with conscious loving touch will remove miscommunication and help to really feel the other’s energy, inner world, emotions and being.
Conscious touch is an amazing opportunity to step out of your ordinary state of consciousness and into a magical space, getting in contact with your heart and having a direct experience of your deeper nature through conscious sensual touch, perceiving your essence as an ecstatic and unlimited being.
EXPERIENCE LAB 6
Intoxicated with Love: Cacao Ceremony
For thousands of years cacao has been considered as a sacred plant with healing properties. It is thought that cacao was first used as a health elixir and ceremonial medicine as far back as 1900 BC by the ancestors of Central America, the Olmec people, before becoming a ritualistic medicine used by the Aztec and Mayan cultures. Not only was cacao used in ceremonial purposes but it was also renowned as a medicinal plant that aids in the healing of and opening up of the heart’s circulation.
Cacao is naturally high in iron, magnesium, and B-complex vitamins, which is great for improving your mood and increasing your energy level. One of the main active ingredients in cacao is Anandamide, a neurotransmitter produced in the brain that binds to the THC receptors. It’s also known as the “bliss molecule” (named after “ananda”, the Sanskrit word for “bliss.”) Cacao also contains Theobromine. Theo-broma literally translates as God-Food, and potentiates the release of dopamine, the ‘pleasure’ hormone. This, alongside phenethylamine, which is known to help relieve stress and depression and which is released in the body during emotional euphoria, create heightened sensation and empathy.
Due to the euphoria inducing ingredients, the emotional impact can be profound. Everything feels heightened within the physical and emotional body, including your awareness to your deepest sense of self and to your heart. The increased sense of connection and uplifting euphoria facilitates access to expanded states of consciousness, as such it can be used for meditation and contemplation.
EXPERIENCE LAB 9
Temple of the Soul: Kama Sutra Ritual
A ritual is a way to make sacredness accessible, to uplift the spirit into an expanded state of awareness and to amplify the effects of certain actions and exercises.
In the Kama Sutra ritual we will focus on awakening aspiration, which is the deep longing of the soul to awaken and to become fully conscious of itself. We can aspire to be more happy, to be better at something, to grow and transform. Aspiration is not only an idle wish or a listless hope which will probably never come true. It is a true force that rises from deep within and gives us wings to fly, eyes to see and the patience to endure all hardships that stand between us and our noble goals.
An amazing experience awaits you!
Transform your life and your lovemaking with a 7 day immersion retreat that unlocks the secrets of the ancient Kama Sutra wisdom teachings.