Tantric semen retention

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Tantric semen retention

Post by shanehanner » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:07 am

How important is this practice? I intuitively feel that it is extremely beneficial but I wanted to hear some members opinions and experiences. Secrets of the trade, if you will. :sage:

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Re: Tantric semen retention

Post by Thomas Amundsen » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:42 am

shanehanner wrote:How important is this practice? I intuitively feel that it is extremely beneficial but I wanted to hear some members opinions and experiences. Secrets of the trade, if you will. :sage:
If it's not something being taught to you by your guru, probably not important at all. And if it is being taught to you by your guru, I'm sure they'd be able to tell you how important it is.

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Re: Tantric semen retention

Post by Fortyeightvows » Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:03 am

That is probably the best and most accurate answer you can hope to get.

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Post by Kim O'Hara » Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:15 am

Fortyeightvows wrote:That is probably the best and most accurate answer you can hope to get.
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Re: Tantric semen retention

Post by Adamantine » Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:56 am

It depends what your aim is. If you're trying to conceive children for instance, semen retention wouldn't be important or extremely beneficial, in fact it would be a hindrance.

In general it's not great to waste semen by masturbating or over indulging in sex. You can avoid those things without needing to learn "retention".

If you are interested in actually learning the advanced pranayama practices of Vajrayana yogas that involve intimate union, then there is a great deal of preparation, the most essential of which is finding an authentic Lama who has this knowledge (not all of them do). Generally, ngakpas with consorts are more likely to be knowledgeable in the practical application of this.
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Re: Tantric semen retention

Post by Dharmaswede » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:33 pm

tomamundsen wrote:
shanehanner wrote:How important is this practice? I intuitively feel that it is extremely beneficial but I wanted to hear some members opinions and experiences. Secrets of the trade, if you will. :sage:
If it's not something being taught to you by your guru, probably not important at all. And if it is being taught to you by your guru, I'm sure they'd be able to tell you how important it is.
I think there are more nuances to it than this. Experiment and trust your own experiences. By experimenting I mean the experiential quality of your meditations, not doing practices that are beyond what a master has confided in you.

J.

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Re: Tantric semen retention

Post by Paul » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:36 pm

Topic locked. This kind of thing is only going to be of use in a practice you've been personally given by a teacher. It's best to rely on their advice, not that of strangers over on the internet.
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