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Bringing Light into

Moments of Darkness

Transforming Darkness Retreat


Transforming Darkness – The tantric way of dealing with difficulties

“Darkness accumulated over a thousand eons,
That whole mass of darkness, is dispelled by a single lamp.
Likewise, our own clear-light mind instantly dispels
Ignorance, harm, and obscuration amassed over eons.”

How can ‘negative’ energies we experience be harnessed, used and transformed for spiritual awakening?

All energies that we are able to find internally and externally – including our so-called lower urges or muddy emotions – are spiritual in their essence. Every form of darkness is hidden, contracted light.

If we can only learn to face and transform these energies in the right way, they can become powerful stepping stones to true realisation. In fact, the Tantric principle of transformation is most powerful and meaningful when we turn to the darkness. So, instead of trying to avoid negative energies, we learn to meet them wholly.

You will realise that you have the power and ability to bring a chaotic state of mind back into harmony: into an experience of wholeness – and that can be the most liberating, beautiful and joyful discovery.


We will learn how to:

  • How to apply the tantric principles to difficult situations and aspects of your life.
  • How to approach and deal with anger, desire, fear of anxiety, attachment, ego, dramatic changes, sickness, death and negative memories, from a tantric perspective.
  • How to meet negative and unpleasant energies and emotions fearlessly.
  • How to use powerful tantric techniques such as the inner fire meditation, clear light meditation, deity yoga and the expansion method, to transform negative energies.


This retreat with Shai Tubali is an invitation to encounter all aspects of our being in deepest silence; to transform them with powerful techniques from the world of tantric enlightenment, so that the light of awakening can permeate our whole being.