The Way of Pleasure Workshop: Using Pleasure as a Spiritual Path

Stewart Blackburn

There is a lot more to pleasure than just the delightful pleasures of the body. The heart has its own pleasures, as does the mind. And the pleasures of the spirit are the most exquisite of all. This is a workshop to explore who we are when we allow ourselves to be free, to understand the nature and functions of desire and attraction, and to develop our own natural guidance system that keeps us in alignment with the deepest parts of ourselves.

Drawing on the traditions of classical Tantra, shamanism, and the wisdom of Hawaii, we will explore how we craft our lives and how we can do so with even greater skill and joy. The days will be filled with discussions of pleasure theory, exercises in the skills of pleasure, and adventures in enjoying life in a spiritually satisfying way.
Some of the things we will explore:

         *        The nature of pleasure and its function in our lives
         *        The 7 Skills of Pleasure
         *        Managing our vibrations effectively
         *        Using pleasure as a gateway to higher states of consciousness
         *        How to manifest quickly and easily through pleasure
         *        Moving from fear-based thinking to pleasure-based thinking
         *        Deepening our connections to all beings through Aloha

This is not an explicitly sexual or erotic workshop, although those topics will certainly be addressed. The pool area at Kalani is clothing optional as is the local beach. We will have a relaxed attitude towards clothing in general but nudity will not be required at any time. This is about understanding the place of pleasure in our lives in general and how we can honor the wholeness of who we are as we are right now.

Relaxation is a key component of the spiritual path and we will allow plenty of time for that! This is Hawaii after all!!!

About the Facilitator(s)

Stewart Blackburn has been a dedicated student of pleasure for many, many years. He is a professional chef, has worked extensively with the Body Electric School, several schools of Tantra, and various shamanic traditions. He is a senior teacher of Huna with Aloha International and works primarily as a shamanic healer and teacher. He teaches the Huna Healing Circle at Kalani weekly and he is currently writing a book on The Skills of Pleasure.


Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
3 - Bungalow Room n/a n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1505 $ 1855
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1393 $ 1645

Prices subject to change without notice.

Commuter Rate is $700 per person