Tantra is the realization that two-ness is behind the concept of duality. The distinction is that two-ness infers the inseparability of the factors involved. This means that they are actually non-two.
In meditation, one of the primary two’s that worked with are light and serenity. These have various levels of expression and practice. Two forms that might be familiar to some readers are called vipassana (light) and shamatha (calm abiding or serenity). At essence these two are the primal ingredients of all levels and forms of meditation. These are like the sky (light) and the ground (serenity).
Here is a meditation, with a short teaching-introduction that leads one through the layers of experiencing light and serenity, vipassana and shamatha.
Downloadable podcast: Light and serenity
- Keep in mind the meditation retreats coming up. The one at Spirit Fire in Leyden, MA is very soon: Sept. 10-13. Love to be with you in meditation. If you live in New England or New York come!