Eros: Why do we need it on the spiritual path?

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Sunday 21st May
7 – 8:30pm

Eros is not only about lovemaking – it infuses every aspect of our existence, including our transformation. 

Human beings have always intuited that the entire creation, that nature itself, constantly springs forth from the divine Eros, the holy union between the masculine and the feminine, between Shiva and Shakti. United in erotic rapture, Shiva and Shakti, consciousness and energy, give birth to all that exists in a continuous process of creation and transformation. When we awaken to Eros we can join the game of creation and transformation fully, in all our manifestations.  

Erotic fulfilment plays an important – even a catalysing – role in our lives, especially in our success and fulfilment. The importance of the state of effervescence without inhibitions and blockages in our spiritual life often escapes the aspirant on the Tantric path. It is not enough to engage only in great effort or endless sacrifices in order to attain superior states of consciousness. If we cannot also enjoy life and be happy with no inhibitions or limitations, we will not be able to concentrate on the sublime aspects of the manifestation, because these sublime aspects all spring from the plenary ecstasy of the endless union between Shiva and his beloved Shakti. 

The creative energy empowers every aspect of our lives, and bringing the creative energy to its maximum state of effervescence in any project or action will empower and enrich not only the action but also ourselves, and will awaken within us latent potentials and qualities that can be freely expressed through our being. 

Meet the teacher

Maria Porsfelt

Maria started her journey of self-discovery through Yoga and Tantra in 2001 – a journey that started in Denmark and took her to both Thailand and India. She has been with Tara in London as coordinating teacher since 2009, teaching Yoga, Tantra and meditation, and facilitating women’s groups, and running workshops and retreats on various topics. Through her own practice Maria has discovered how, in accordance with universal principles and laws, each life experience has its own purpose and significance on the path to the realisation of the Self. The fundamental aspects of this journey include erotic fulfilment, and fully enjoying the beauty and sensual pleasures of this world while centring more and more in our true nature. Maria’s style of teaching is practical and approachable, expresses a deep understanding gained through personal experience and is animated by a great joy of life.