A Tantric Ground Event
Friday, Dec 15th, 2017 – Holiday Puja
150 Main St., Studio Helix (3rd floor Thornes Market), Northampton, MA
For the Holiday Puja, please bring a dish of your favorite festive food for our potluck table. In addition to the Puja, we’ll share food, light candles and share songs. Please come join us!
A ‘Puja’ is a ritual prayer. Borrowed from Eastern traditions, its used to honor a sacred event or diety. In tantric communities in the U.S. it has become synonymous with a structure for building individual and community connection.
What makes this Puja sacred? It’s sacred because we decide to call it sacred. Then we invite our open hearts, a reverence for life, eyes that are capable of seeing the beauty in the world – and we create a bit of heaven here on earth.
This is Tantric Ground’s Introductory event – facilitated by Kristen Chamberlin. The first hour will be community building activities and learning skills around boundary setting that make for a successful Puja. The Puja itself begins halfway through the evening.
What you can expect:
Tantric Ground’s Puja will be a place to:
• Learn principles and practices of Himalayan Tantra, yoga, movement and meditation.
• Be in a room with folks who are willing to be honest, and open hearted while experimenting with new ideas, behaviors and beliefs.
• Laugh, cry, be amazed, have aha’s, be inspired, feel healed and have a heck of a good time making new friends.
• Build the basic skills for intimacy – the ground work for further tantric study.
This special evening will begin with many invitations to connect with each other in light and playful ways — always with the opportunity to go as deep as you choose.
Here’s what Participants are saying!
“It is rare to have the opportunity to connect with perfect strangers in such an intimate and experimental way–rather refreshing. Looking forward to more Tantric Ground meet-ups!”
“So grateful for the amazing evening and to be around so many beautiful people who understand and are open to Tantra. The energy flowed with safe warm light. It was a joy to meet everyone, share the space and sacred practice. In gratitude. warm light….”
“Kristen is a top-notch facilitator who brings a breadth of knowledge and insight. She provided a solid and welcoming container for people to be introduced to the principles of tantra. I look forward to further events and the evolution of this group.”
“The meetup was excellent. Kristen is a very wise and engaging teacher.” “A great introduction to Tantra. I really appreciated the safe space Kristen created for us to explore.”
Q: What if I’m in relationship?
A: Being in relationship definitely does not exclude you from coming to Tantric Ground’s Puja. This ritual is an invitation to connect with yourself in the presence of others – and you will be at choice as to how you do that. There are typically a mix of singles and couples at the events.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Please wear comfortable clothing, good for movement; something playful or celebratory.
Q: Do I need to bring anything?
A: Yes, FRIENDS!! And your water bottle. You are also welcome to bring healthy snacks to share during and after the event.
Q: What if I have questions, I’m feeling a bit nervous:
A: Please email me to set up a time to talk: email@example.com. If you’re looking to learn more about me and my work, you can go here: www.somatic-center.com.
This event is a good place to start with Tantric.
That said, Tantric Ground events, in general, are best for those who are already pretty self-aware. Beginner skills will be taught to make this a fun and successful event for everyone.
More Info @ Tantric Ground can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/Tantric-Ground-Northampton/
This is an intimate, lightly sensual, non-sexual event for the tantra-curious.
Everyone is at choice – Always. You’re invited to choose your own level of involvement at all times.
For more information, questions or concerns contact Kristen here: firstname.lastname@example.org.