THE UNBREAKABLE DIAMOND ‘VAJRA MARRIAGE’ COMMITMENT RING: ‘UNTIL AWAKENING DO US PART’: Vajrayana samaya commitments and the fourteen root downfalls, in particular, related to ‘secret’ teachings and women

“Disclosing secret practice/teachings to the unempowered/unitiated/unripe is the seventh root downfall.” “Denigrating/abusing women, who are the nature of wisdom is the fourteenth root downfall.” ---- Indian mahsasiddha,Aśvaghoṣa from the Vajrayānamūlāpatti “Tantric practice [generation and completion stage] should be kept secret and should not be revealed or taught given to the uninitiated (without empowerment), unsuitable, unripe… Continue reading THE UNBREAKABLE DIAMOND ‘VAJRA MARRIAGE’ COMMITMENT RING: ‘UNTIL AWAKENING DO US PART’: Vajrayana samaya commitments and the fourteen root downfalls, in particular, related to ‘secret’ teachings and women

Tantric Buddhism, vows, sex and women – the importance of love, respect and consent

  'Only the united beat of sex and heart together can create ecstasy.'-Anais Nin This article is an attempt to clarify some of the information and misunderstandings surrounding monasticism, sex, women, consorts in Vajrayana (or Tantric) Buddhism.  The first half discusses the monastic vows and rules on sexual relations, the role and meaning of a consort, and… Continue reading Tantric Buddhism, vows, sex and women – the importance of love, respect and consent