There is a STUNNING exhibition about Tantra currently being shown at the British Museum in London. It opened on September 24th and is due to end on January 24th 2021.
I personally hope that they will extend it (since it is temporarily closed while the UK is on lockdown) because I REALLY want to go see it again. They have done an outstanding job. The depth of information is incredible and the pieces they have gathered from all over the world (but mostly Tibet, Nepal and India) are so rich.
They cover Dakinis, the Goddess Kali, the role of sexuality in Tantra, the origins of the movement, how it was perceived and misunderstood when westerners arrived on the continent, and a lot more. What I loved most is that it reminds us that Tantra is NOT about sex. Sadly, not enough people in the West know or care what it really is about. It is about self-exploration, facing our fears and disgusts, growth. It is the deepest philosophy I have ever come across and it has changed my life. And only after it changed my life, did it change my sex life. Because I changed, my relationship to my self changed.
You can follow this link to the British Museum website to read their full article about the exhibition, as well as their other articles about Tantra:
The catalog of the exhibition – a gorgeous 320 pages Hardback edition with 213 colour illustrations – is available to buy from our online shop as well. Everything you need to know about the origins about Tantra is in those pages! (‘Tantra: Enlightenment to revolution’ can be found in the Book category ‘Tantra in the religions and cultures’)