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Tantra of the Tachikawa Ryu: Secret Sex Teachings of the Buddha

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The Tachikawa Ryu is a legendary secret Buddhist sect that taught: "The highest spiritual attainments are best achieved through the physical act of sex." The sect was banished in Japan and went underground hundreds of years ago, but many believe that it is still active. Scholar John Stevens provides-based on actual events, hidden texts, and authentic Tantric tradition--the ...more
ebook, 72 pages
Published October 19th 2010 by Stone Bridge Press
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I got an electric copy to review for my blog, even though the books doesn't come out for a while. Interesting Buddhist erotica. Of course you can spiritualize everything, including sexuality. You can vow to sleep with ugly women for the good of the Dharma. But I'm dubious about swinging as a Dharma practice. Feeling pleasure is OK, and positivity is OK, can be seen as revolutionary in Buddhism. Subhuti was attacked for talking about enjoying the Dharma life, enjoying art, developing positive emo ...more
The secret sex teachings of the Buddha are told in a kind of fable about a young monk and his training in sex. Sexual climax is equated with enlightenment. At various times the villages following these practices have "anonymous" sex. Certainly very different than practices in the US (unless those are secret, too, and I just haven't heard about them). It's a tiny book and a fast read.
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