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by John T. Houseman

Inner Awakening Press

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10600 North Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

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 504 p
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 111,861 KB
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 2014 by John T. Houseman  
No rights reserved. All written material is freely given into the public domain.
The author requests that any use of this material be given proper citation.

About the Author
I have devoted myself to Tantra for over
thirty years. Trained as a lama, I
completed an intensive, solitary three-year
meditation retreat in the remote desert
mountains of Arizona under the guidance
of the Tibetan Buddhist master His
Eminence Garchen Rinpoche.
At the age of nineteen, after two years of
meditation practice, I had a profound
spiritual awakening and vowed to attain
enlightenment in this lifetime. I was first
taken by Tantric philosophy while
studying Buddhism as a Religion major at
Wesleyan University, where I studied with
three highly regarded professors - Robert
Thurman, Janice Willis, and James Stone. I also received the university’s annual James A.
Spurrier Award for distinction in ethics. I later earned a master’s degree from Columbia University.
I have been in the presence of thirty enlightened masters from among the world’s great spiritual
traditions. My early spiritual studies were eclectic – I spent time with many highly realized
beings such as Brother David Steindl-Rast, Pir Vilayat Khan, Shri Chinmoy, Mother Meera, and
Thich Nhat Hanh. I also studied Tai Chi in New York City with master C. K. Chu. I attended the
Barbara Brennan School of Healing for two years, where I learned the skills of energy healing. I
was a client of John Pierrakos, MD, the founder of Core Energetics, a spiritual, body-centered
psychotherapy. I learned channeling as a student of Diana Muenz for six years. In addition, I
received from her a two-year course in enlightenment from her spirit guides, and received
teachings and intensive empowerments from many of the greatest spiritual masters of all time,
including Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Quan Yin. I followed for several years a path of soul
initiations taught by Alice Bailey of the Theosophical Society and led by Robert Jaffe, MD. I
also followed for five years a Sufi path to God realization called the Twenty-Eight Stations of the
Heart with Railey Macey. I was a client of two incomparable energy healers, Mark Shoofs for a
year, and Nora Cooper, PhD, for three years. I have supported my spiritual path with numerous
Ayahuasca journeys, and a meditation practice spanning nearly thirty-five years.
In the early 1990s, my focus shifted strongly towards Tantra. Seeking to understand its
exceptionally rich five thousand year history and countless traditions, I read over six hundred
books on the subject – I uncovered a secret history of Tantra, virtually unknown to historians,
and a secret philosophy of Tantric Buddhism, virtually unknown to Buddhists. I studied
traditional Hindu kuṇḍalinī yoga with Swami Hridayananda in France, and received teachings
from Guru Mayi at Muktananda Ashram in South Fallsubrgh, New York. I also practiced haṭha
yoga and studied Sanskrit and the Tantric philosophy of Kashmir Śaivism while living for a year
at Satchidananda Ashram in Buckingham, Virginia. From 1999-2001, I led the Tantra movement
in New York City, hosting monthly Tantra community gatherings, and practiced with nearly
twenty Western Tantra teachers including Margot Anand. Robert Frey and Lori Grace were my
first Western Tantra teachers, who opened my eyes to the power of Tantric sex - through them I
finally found my core path. The deep love of a few passionate Tantric yoginīs also helped me to
transform what I knew of only as an enjoyable activity into something infinitely greater. Their
wisdom, love, and inspiration remains embedded in each page of this book. My Tantric consort
for seven years was Katya Salkinder, a highly regarded psychotherapist, yoga and Tantra teacher.
I taught Western Tantra for several years in the Northeast. I also had the good fortune to be part
of a wonderful and supportive Tantric community in Bethesda, Maryland for two years.
But it is in Tantric Buddhism where I
made my home. I studied and practiced
Tantric Buddhism for four years as a
resident of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra
monastery in Woodstock, New York, the
North American seat of His Holiness the
Seventeenth Karmapa (in photo with the
author). I have received teachings from
over fifteen Tibetan rinpoches, and more
than a hundred Tantric deity
empowerments. My outstanding teachers
in deity yoga include Khenpo Karthar
Rinpoche, Drupon Rinchen Dorje
Rinpoche, Garchen Rinpoche, and His
Holiness the Dalai Lama. In subtle energy
yoga and the visualization practices of
sexual yoga, Drupon Rinchen Dorje
Rinpoche and Garchen Rinpoche have
been supreme. In nondual yoga, my
precious guides for Mahāmudrā have been
Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, Thrangu
Rinpoche, Drupon Rinchen Dorje Rinpoche, Garchen Rinpoche, and Nubpa Rinpoche, as well as
Traga Rinpoche for the Dzogchen traditions of Trekchö and Tögal.
It has been my lifelong wish to give a great gift to the world. To be able to give the first
complete, modern instruction book on the original path of the Indian Tantric Buddhist siddhas,
and the first on Buddhist sexual yoga, far exceeded my expectations. For the first time, modern
readers have all the information they need to attain enlightenment in a single lifetime. The
practices in this book are proven to be the swiftest means of all, and I am determined to give
them to a world in suffering so that all beings may know the Great Bliss.

Table of Contents
About the Author i
Acknowledgements iii
Pronouncing Sanskrit v
Introduction. Juicy Buddhism: The Power of Sexual Yoga 1
Chapter 1. The Path of Renunciation: The Common Vehicle 13
Chapter 2. The Path of Purification: The Mahāyāna 44
Chapter 3. The Path of Transformation: The Vajrayāna 78
Chapter 4. Ready for Bliss: Consecration 115
Chapter 5. Sacred Outlook: Deity Yoga 178
Chapter 6. Inner Bliss: Subtle Energy Yoga 206
Chapter 7. Intimate Rapture: Sexual Yoga 258
Chapter 8. Embrace of the Beloved: Nondual Yoga 323
Chapter 9. The Sacred Site of Enlightenment: Preparing for Practice 355
Chapter 10. Revered by All the Yoginīs: 367
The Sādhana of Secret Vajravilāsinī
Chapter 11. Inner Awakening: The Commentary to 407
The Sādhana of Secret Vajravilāsinī
Conclusion. The Paradise of the Yoginīs: The Tantric Lifestyle 442
Appendix: Buddhist Names 447
Notes 449
Bibliography 482

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