New Culture Hawaii

Co-creating a world of Aloha

Rainbow Tantra Retreats January 2012

on the Big Island, Hawaii, near Pahoa

with Chetan Samarpan and Amara Karuna
Pregister by January 5th and get a $30 discount!

    Tantric practice is a powerful way to explore our creative energy potential and expand beyond usual limits to a new level of consciousness. It is an invitation to gain confidence in opening in sacred love to others, and a greater ability to experience ecstasy in all dimensions of life. This work focuses on deep heart attunement, emotional safety and respect, with more emphasis on intimacy than on sexuality.
    Rainbow Tantra groups offer an initiation into the path of Tantra, open to couples and singles. Come with a friend or beloved, or be willing to make new friendships.  The content is especially adapted to welcome newcomers with a respect for the individuality of each person. Also people with experience in Tantra will find this a powerful deepening.
     The effects of these practices will be helpful to let go of our tensions and to experience peace, silence and the presence of our Being.   There will be some time for questions and answers, and for sharing experiences.
       No sexual activity happens in the group sessions.


 Opening Into Intimacy

Opening Tantra Puja-   Fri January 27th

(7-10 pm, $15 each,Open to Public)

and Sat 28th, Sun 29th  (9:30 am-6 pm)


            This first retreat is a chance to practice increasing our ability to be present with ourselves and each other, and to open our hearts deeply.   We will increase awareness of the Inner Flute, or channel of light that connects all our chakras (energy centers).  It's a special occasion to enter deeply into the consciousness of one's energy, body and heart, and to allow intimacy in a safe, non-sexual way.  
    This work is focused on creating a deeply intimate and sacred atmosphere of love and trust rather than on specific techniques, although these are also included.
     This approach is a synthesis of many years of research, meditation and working with many people. It is based on fine and attentive listening to oneself, finding the right distance to the other, and an authentic respect of oneself and the other, becoming familiar of the conscious exploration of our vital energy, and being centered within the presence of the heart.  
    We will shift into a deeper level of presence through breathing, rebirthing, toning, movement, dance, chakra balancing and silence, allowing the energy to move from the root to the crown, from the earth to the sky. From this space, we will be invited to share moments of aware presence with a partner, using some meditations using breathing and toning to open and share the energy, and then bring us into a deeper communion together.

Cost: $15 for Friday night only

$175 for Friday night through Sunday, (or for Kamaaina residents $140 per person),          

and $320  (or $250 Kamaaina) for a couple.                   


Nurturing Our Hearts

9:30 am-6 pm Monday Jan 30th

    This second retreat will focus on healing and nurturing our hearts.  Most of us have experienced many wounds and pains in our relationships throughout our lives, which tend to collect in our memories and our bodies.  These old imprints can get in the way of us being fully present now, and having the deep satisfaction we want in our

    Through deeply listening to each other, and using the cradling techniques of Heartbeat Nurturing therapy, we will send loving attention into the deep longings of our being and work with cherishing our inner child.     It is some of the deepest healing work we have encountered, and can create amazing shifts and openings quickly. 

This is very powerful work that can reprogram our most basic feelings of rejection and pain, to a place of openness and love.  There will also be some advanced practices on opening the inner flute, some singing and dancing.

  All practices are voluntary, and you may choose to witness and support others by holding space. 

Cost: $80, (or for Kamaaina residents $60 per person),          

 and $150 (or $110 Kamaaina) for a couple.

(Part trade is possible for local people).  See below for registration form.

Meals are not included, please bring your lunch, and if you want to stay for dinner, bring a healthy potluck dish to share. 

For more information and directions, contact Amara at 808-982-6755 

About Chetan:
 From his wide experience of leading hundreds of seminars, Chetan guides groups with sensitivity and intuitive creativity.  After completing an M.A. in Social Sciences, and living in an ashram in India for a year and a half, Chetan led groups on meditation and massage for several years. He completed his training in rebirthing and worked as a rebirther since 1982, while also going deeply into experiences and trainings in Tantra. He worked with Margot Anand, the author of The Art of Sexual Ecstacy, for about 15 years, including being a teacher in her Sky Dancing Institute, and also did the Tantra training at the Osho Commune in India. He created two meditation centers in France. He began to lead Tantra groups in 1991, and in 1997 he created a new synthesis, Rainbow Tantra, which focuses with the energies of the heart: acceptance, confidence, tenderness and compassion.  He has been living mostly in Hawaii since 2001.


Amara Karuna taught Re-evaluation Co-counseling, a method of peer counseling, for over five years, and has been studying and practicing it since 1983.  In 1989 she developed her own approach to peer counseling, called Wholistic Peer Support, integrating many ideas from RC with spiritual meditation practices, psychic healing, breathwork and body centered techniques.  She has taught hundreds of people to do peer counseling, and currently leads several classes and support groups in Hawaii, including groups for sexual healing, parents and leaders.
    She began studying Tantra and Sacred Spot work, a method of sexual healing, on Maui in 2003, and has since studied six different methods of pelvic bodywork.  She has been teaching Sacred Nurturing Pelvic Work for men and women, and leading  Tantra Pujas, on the Big Island and Maui.
    She developed Heartbeat Nurturing Therapy, a method of healing the inner infant self using cradling, hypnotic induction and soft loving words to address emotional issues stemming from lack of breast feeding and loving closeness as an infant.  
    She recently published a book on the technique.  This guide covers everything needed to start to give and receive this intimate therapy, including the basics of trading peer counseling, inner child work, nurturing with the voice and touch, staying centered and clear as a giver, and much more.
Order through our online store at Karuna

Coming from off the island? 
    We can arrange for lodging for you, of various levels of simplicity to luxury.  Let us know if you are interested in camping out (for $20 per night), staying on someone's couch, or having a room in a resort or cottage (usually costs around $60-100 per night).   If enough people want to rent a room, we can rent an entire house.  A rental car is recommended, or we can do an airport pick up in Hilo for an additional $30.

For more information and directions, contact Amara at 982-6755


Rainbow Tantra Winter Retreat Registration Form

please return to Amara at amara(at)  Copy and paste into an email.



Phone #s :


Lodging Preference for people coming from off island:

______Camping (bring your own tent)

______I want to borrow/rent a tent ________for how many people?______ (we will contact you with details)

______Renting a room (What is your budget?)

______Staying as a guest with locals, couch surfing (if available)

Do you need a ride from Hilo airport?  What day and time?  ($30 Payment for rides will happen at that time, please bring cash.)

_____Are you renting a car?

            We have friends with discount car rentals.   _____ send me info

____ Can you give someone else a ride from the airport?  What day and time?


 Payment for Rainbow Tantra Winter Retreat- Part One Weekend Jan 27-29

_____$175 for Friday night through Sunday, (or for Kamaaina residents $140 per person),           

 or ______$320  (or $250 Kamaaina) for a couple.


Pay in FULL by Jan 5th and get a $30 discount per person


Rainbow Tantra Winter Retreat- Part Two, One Day Jan 30

_____$80, (or for Kamaaina residents $60 per person),          

or _____$150  (or $110 Kamaaina) for a couple. 

 Pay in FULL by Jan 5th and get a $10 per person discount. 


If you are not paying in full, please send a $70 deposit per person to hold your space.    Space is limited to 18 people, and we already have 12.

Total Paid____________   Total Due_________ 

 Send us a Paypal payment to  Please pay the 4% transfer fee. 


Or send a check:  Amount Enclosed $_____________ Amount Due $____________

Make checks to Amara Karuna.

Please print, fill out and mail to: 

Winter Camp c/o Lyla, PO box 1137, Pahoa, HI 96778

Questions?  call Lyla at 808-987-4089 


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