Brother William distills 50 years of Tantra practice and teaching into this pithy volume that demystifies and simplifies Tantra so that any sincere seeker will be able to do the practice. Tantra's secrets are hidden in mysterious metaphors that easily mislead the naive and uninitiated. The book reveals useful secrets of Tantra and presents a psychologically sophisticated method for attaining enlightenment.
After 17 years of work and many mishaps this uncensored translation of The Original Biography of Sri Ramakrishna is finally available exclusively at Lulu.com. I helped translate this book from Bengali with much help from two native speakers. It may be of especial interest to LGBT people as it contains an explicit description of the saint's practice of Sakhi Bhava, i.e., assuming the identity and garb of a woman to seek union with Krishna as lovers.
Gay Tantra NEW 2nd Edition
Contains the core teachings of Ashram West in a revised, updated, and expanded 2nd Edition, a groundbreaking, systematic exposition of traditional Hindu Tantra philosophy and practice with special applications for gay-identified persons. Serious students may wish to purchase the hardcover edition since they will be reading and rereading the book for a long time.
(382 pgs with glossary and index) is a compilation of Ashram West newsletters from 1998-2000. It is the second book in the GAY TANTRA trilogy that reveals applications of tantric theory and methods to relationships, sex, work, and family. Also among the 97 essays are commentaries on inspirational readings, some teaching fairy tales, much practical advice, and more.
Living Traditions magazine wrote,"There is so much wisdom here . . . . also incredibly moving."
White Crane Journal editor Toby Johnson wrote, "The book demands and deserves attention. . . . Schindler's spirituality is worth pursuing."
Secrets of Gay Tantra
In this, the third volume of the Gay Tantra series, Brother William delves deeper into and reveals more about the practice of Gay Tantra. This series deals with traditional Hindu Tantra and its application to persons with gay identities. Traditional Tantra teaches how to spiritualize the whole of life. In contrast to the more commonly encountered Neo-Tantra that teaches various sexual techniques, traditional Tantra teaches out to achieve personal fulfillment and Enlightenment through the integration of all kinds of experience into a unified spiritual practice.
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Ashram West exists to inspire and guide gay-identified persons to personal fufillment and enlightenment. For many, relationships serve as powerful engines of personal growth. Therefore Brother William developed the techniques of Cruising 101 to help gay men especially overcome the most common obstacles to interpersonal connection. He taught these methods in workshops since 2002, and now he has written this book so anyone can learn to make more and more satisfying connections.
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God's Dog: Memories, Confessions, Dreams & Revelations of a Modern Mystic
Mystic: One who has the direct experience of the Great Mystery sometimes called God, Goddess, or Self. Brother William's long-awaited spiritual memoir, detailing relationships with remarkable saints and others that have helped create the mystic and teacher he is today. 783 pages with photos.
Fantasy, adventure, India travel log, Hindu philosophy, and a gay love story that spans centuries all wrapped into one engaging tale. "Gay, Hindu, vampire, holy men saving the world one bite at-a-time." Click on photo to order.
Books in Progress
Brother William is working on a new translation of the Bhagavad-Gita with Tantric Commentary. You can access the text in progress by clicking here.