Say tantra and a lot of people think of sex. When I told friends I was doing a piece on tantra, they looked at me and said, “You know that’s to do with sex, don’t you?” I can’t blame them for this perception. I remember seeing articles over the years about how tantra could improve one’s sex life. However, after sitting down with two practitioners, I found out how limited that view was.
Eduard from Lakshmi, a tantric temple in Prague 5, was at pains to stress that the aforementioned view was a misconception. “Tantra is taken very seriously. It is not how it is here in the West that tantra is like making sex a little better. Tantra is a spiritual path that could march ourselves to this transcendence, to God.”