This Wednesday Sandbox gathering we do some Tantric exercises with Laurie Handlers and watch her new movie "Tantric Tourists". (And Laurie is teaching a one day workshop Intro to Tantra called "Bliss" on Sunday 4/3/2011 in Washington DC.)

Tantric Tourists” is a “mocumentary” film which follows internationally acclaimed Tantra Teacher and author, Laurie Handlers around India as she leads an eclectic group of tantric seekers through a myriad of tourist oriented sights & experiences- all in search of reaching the blissful state (Tantric) of diving fearlessly into “The Unknown”.

So great to have the STAR of Tantric Tourists in the neighborhood here in Arizona. Laurie takes us along on this all too human archetypal journey offshore to find the thing that dwells within. It’s all about roll, roll, roll with the flow.Or should I say flap, flap, flap. Congratulations Laurie on a gem of movie!

  – Juliana Rose

“Funny, colourful & irreverent. Everything The Darjeeling Ltd should have been.” 

- Jason Solomons, The Guardian


“Fans of The Secret will love this movie”

- ReSource Magazine


“A Spiritual Spinal Tap” 

- LeCool


”Hilarious & deep” 

- Dazed & Confused


Laurie HandlersLaurie Handlers is a sex educator, author, and intimacy coach. She holds a Masters degree in Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology. Her career includes over thirty years as a corporate change consultant, individual empowerment coach and international seminar leader. She is a dynamic speaker, facilitator and has taught Butterfly Tantra workshops for women, men, couples and singles since 1999 on ancient Indian, Tibetan and Egyptian Tantric techniques and secrets that are the basis of healing the body, releasing past emotional trauma, stopping the aging process, and reducing stressPod casts from her former internet radio show Tantra Café can be accessed through Podcasts from her new show Sex and Happiness can be accessed at stars in a hilarious indie documentary Tantric Tourists Her book Sex & Happiness and her CD Shamanic Release & Latihan can be purchased at


Laurie is teaching a one day workshop Intro to Tantra called "Bliss" on Sunday 4/3/2011 in Washington DC.


Here are some of my favorite quotes from Laurie's Sex & Happiness: The Tantric Laws of Intimacy book:

  • “If I could distill all my advice about Tantra and sex into one sentence, that sentence would be, Make love in the unknown. In answer to all your fears and doubts about sex, I’d simply say to you, bring back your beginner’s mind. Come to the bedroom with no expectation. Come with openness in your heart for whatever happens.”
  • “In Tantra you'll feel more peaceful, more tolerant, more aware of the world that has nothing to do with doing; everything to do with being.”
  • “Intimacy with another requires first and foremost coming to peace with your own emotional and physical needs.”
  • "Through Tantra, the power of sexual energy is able to render transformation."


The workshop begins after dinner at 8pm.? I invite you to join us, though as always what ever choice you make you will be honored in.


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