Schools and Trainings

Arica Institute

A mystical School based on Neo-Platonic and gnostic thought, with a systematic and comprehensive series of practices.  Its extensive training, developed by teaching Master, Oscar Ichazo, is derived from many sources, not the least of which is Tibetan Tantric Vajrayana.
  Highly recommended for serious and disciplined students of mysticism:

Osho International

Osho, or Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, was a great master of Tantra. He published many books on the subject and the Ashram in Poona, India, is a great place to go to learn about the Tantric Path.
Ashram in India:
Books and tapes:


Routine of exercises, created by Oscar Ichazo, that combines movement and breath.  Ideal as a daily physical tuning.
Oscar Ichazo, Master Level Exercises: Psychocalisthenics (book) 
For details of trainings in your area, contact the Arica Institute:

The 5 Tibetan Rites

This excellent exercise routine can be done in five minutes every day and keeps the body basically fit and youthful. The routine is taught in many places, but the five exercises may be found on the internet. Check out "five tibetan rites" in The exercises are also described in the following book:
Christopher S. Kilham, The Five Tibetans Healing Arts Press, 1994

School of T'ai Chi

Founded by Master Cheng Man-Ching, this is a truly great school, with 200 teachers in 30 cities in 7 countries.

The International Center for Reiki Training

Rei + Ki is Japanese for 'universal' and 'energy'. An ancient healing art originating in Tibet, and rediscovered by Miko Usui, Reiki is a non-religious, non-judgmental form of healing by the channeling of universal energy by a Reiki master or practitioner.

Body Electric

The Body Electric School of Massage, based in Oakland, California, offers a great range of courses to enhance and elevate body - awareness.
Check out their programs specifically designed for gay men (male couple events, conscious S & M:


Osho (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh)

The Book of the Secrets, Commentary on the Vignana Bhairava Tantra
Sex Matters,
The Tantric Experience,
Tantra, Spirituality and Sex
Tantra, the Supreme Understanding,
Tantric Transformation

To order these books and many others go to:

Margot Anand:

The Art of Sexual Ecstasy: The Path of Sacred Sexuality for Western Lovers
The Art of Sexual Magic: Cultivating Sexual Energy to Transform your Life (also available on audio cassette)

Tibetan works on highest yoga tantra:

The Dalai Lama,

Deity Yoga: the Action and Performance Tantras

Daniel G. Cozort,

Highest Yoga Tantra: an Introduction to Esoteric Buddhism of Tibet,

Jeffrey Hopkins,

Sex, Orgasm and the Mind of Clear Light: Sixty - four Acts of Male Love

Sogyal Rinpoche,

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying