Join like-minded adults seeking a deeper level of connection and intimacy. Puja conductor, Jade Beaty creates a safe, comfortable and sacred space for beginning exploration of the precious teachings and practices of sacred sexuality. If you have been curious about Tantra, but didn’t know where to start, this is the event for you. Couples may stay together throughout the evening, or join in the singles rotation. This introductory event is comfortable for singles and couples of any sexual orientation.
Jade skillfully guides with her insights into the balance and imbalances of masculine and feminine energies, as they play out in each individual, in the dance of partnership, and in all the systems we participate in, day to day. Her teachings are leading-edge and tremendously healing, whether you are in a partnership with Beloved Other or Sweet Self. NOW is the time to heal the deepest wounds between men and women, masculine and feminine, and move into a new vision of what’s possible in intimate relationships.
What will Heart Puja do for me?
Cultivate exploration of the dance of masculine and feminine energy and the balancing of these two compelling and complementary forces.
Provide a beautiful introduction to Tantric concepts through a series of sweet and simple interactive exercises.
Assist in transcending limitations that keep you from conscious, heart-connected loving.
Cultivate an enhancement of spirit and a joyous embrace of the sensual gifts of the body.
Our Three Circles of Puja:
One Heart Community Puja ~ First Circle Introductory
“Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase, “each other” doesn’t make any sense.” Rumi
This puja is for everyone, from infants to elders, and does not require gender balance, as everyone interacts with everyone else. It is offered for love donations, with perhaps a $10 suggested minimum amount, to cover costs. It is the perfect fundraiser for groups.
One Heart Puja presents the principles of living a Tantric lifestyle. It promotes the world view that there is only one of us here: that what happens to one of us happens to all of us at some level of consciousness, because we are all contained within the embodiment of what we call God. Tantric principles help heal the isolation and separation of the illusion of duality. It brings us into the precious awareness that each of us is a spark of the Divine, manifesting in our own unique and beautiful expressions. We are much more similar than different and everyone matters.
Our One Heart Puja works in all kinds of venues and groups. Yoga studios could offer a puja as a gift to their patrons. Churches, retirement villages, non-profit organizations… the list is endless. The connection and healing that Heart Puja cultivates spreads peace, joy and mutual understanding. It WILL help heal the heart of each participant and mend the collective heart of humanity.
Heart Puja ~ Second Circle Intermediary
This puja is required before advancing to the Third Circle, our Awakened Heart Puja.
Imagine a safe and comfortable place where men and women see each other in a new light. He sees her as a goddess – a vessel for the divine feminine presence. She sees him as a god – an expression of the spirit- empowered masculine essence. Through their eyes and their breath, they communicate, with the love of the Divine surrounding them.
They begin to cultivate the awe and wonder of such a connection, the presence of divinity, of their awareness, of their inner connectedness.
How It Unfolds…
A Heart Puja, a real-world exploration of the dance of masculine and feminine energy, is a beautiful and profound experience.
We begin with an opening circle and agreements are put in place about interacting in an environment of sacred space, being sure that everyone feels included, safe and respected.
Wise elder and young, singles and couples, the group forms an inner circle of women, facing outward.
Surrounding this circle is an outer circle of men, facing inward, all beginning to connect with their eyes.
Woman to man, they connect further with hand holding, soul gazing and synchronized breath.
The puja progresses through tender stages where participants find the presence of Divine love in each other. A container of safety and comfort is expertly maintained by the puja conductor, so that the experience is sensual and erotic but not overtly sexual.
As the puja continues, the ceremonies move to the next level. The partners change, each man taking the hands of a new woman with whom to share and connect.
She puts her hand over his heart…and the connection deepens. The highlight of the evening is a feeding ceremony of sensual delights, bringing new meaning to the phrase, “Feed each other.”
All of these things and more are the gifts of puja, the teachings of sacred sexuality, and expansion into a richer, more deeply loving life.
Awakened Heart Puja ~ Third Circle Advanced
Our Awakened Heart Puja takes us into deeper sexual healing techniques and teachings. The evening is conducted in an atmosphere of respect and honoring, safety and comfort. Attendance at the Heart Puja is required before joining this more advanced interaction.
Questions We’ve Received
Answers by Jade, founder of Heart Puja
Q. Who is Heart Puja for?
A. Single and partnered men and women of all sexual orientations who want to expand their capacity to experience the BIG love that exists in all it’s miraculous forms, beyond just sexual attraction. This event is a fabulous, safe and sane introduction to the teachings of sacred sexuality.
Q. Why is sacred sexuality important?
A. Our conditioning has burdened us with all kinds of expectations and layers of repression, guilt and shame around our sexuality. Sacred sex promotes awareness of the divinity of intimate encounter, and gives us techniques and practices for cultivating an awareness of the presence of the Divine – not just with our most intimate Beloved, but with everyone we meet!
Q. What should I wear?
A. We’ll be sitting on the floor some, standing, and moving around, and dancing, too! Wear elegant but comfortable clothing. This is an opportunity to bring out the god/goddess in YOU! We acknowledge the body as a precious temple, worthy of adornment. Heart Puja encourages adornment of the physical body as a temple of visual and sensual delight. You’ll be asked to remove your shoes at the door.
Please limit the use of perfumes, colognes and essential oils, due to the sensitivity of some individuals and the closeness of our meeting place. If you are a smoker, please contact me for protocol.
Ladies enjoy flowing scarves, belly dance attire, or comfortable evening wear.
Gentlemen may be creative, with a vest, sarong or special robe or shirt.
Q. What can I expect at the workshop?
A. This experience is hard to describe, and once you join us you’ll want to come again and again. Each puja has it’s own energy and there are always new people at our events. Expect to meet like-minded, spiritually focused people who are longing for community that focuses on heart-connected interaction and communication. You will be skillfully guided through a series of sensual, sweet, heart opening activities where we all explore, witness and honor the gifts that we each bring to the collective community. The evening is focused on sensual pleasures and spiritual connection. There is no sexual touching or interaction. This is a very safe and sane workshop. The interactions are sensual and sweet, but not sexual in any way.
Q. Do we keep our clothes on?
A. Yes – Please!
Q. My partner and I are gay. Would we be comfortable at this event?
A. I have created pujas specifically for gay men and lesbian women. However, we have had many gay folks attend our events and they LOVE it, like everybody else. We work with the harmony of masculine and feminine energies, which are in all of us, no matter our gender orientation.
Q. What if there are more men there than women?
A. We strive for gender balance, but don’t guarantee it, as there are always last minute changes to the roster, or someone doesn’t show up. If I must say so myself, I am masterful at handling any imbalances. Trust me on this one, and don’t let the fear of lack keep you away! There’s enough feminine love to go around.
Q. I’m in my 70s. Am I too old for this?
A. Absolutely not! We’ve had participants from ages 18 – 81. I do suggest that 18 be a minimum age, although I’d love to design a puja for teens at some point.
Q. I have trouble sitting on the floor for very long. Would I be able to do the exercises?
A. One of the things stressed in our opening circle is self responsibility for your own comfort and needs. Ask for what you want. There are chairs and back jacks available, and you are invited to bring anything else you would need to get comfortable. If you prefer to sit in a chair for the exercises, that can be arranged with your partners. Sacred sex is about creating an environment of comfort, peace and pleasure. That’s why I own dozens of pillows!
Q. What if I can’t find a partner for an exercise?
A. Over the course of the evening, singles will rotate partners. Every single man will have an interaction with every single woman in the room.
Q. We’re married. What if we want to stay together?
A. It’s absolutely fine for couples to stay together for the rotational puja. Sometimes couples choose to join the rotation, but be together for the feeding ceremony.
Q. I’m married, but my wife refuses to come because she is not comfortable in groups. Could I participate without her?
A. Yes. You’ll be learning many things that you can take home to share with her. I suggest that you have her permission, so you can relax and enjoy the evening. Appropriate boundaries are in place at all times. The things you will learn will be a gift to the relationship.
Q. What is feeding ceremony?
A. We prepare a beautiful buffet of finger foods, and each participant fills his or her own plate, then has their partner feed them. Women feed the men first, then the men feed the women. Focus is on all the sensual aspects of eating: the delicious aroma; the first touch to the lips – noticing the temperature; then that very first taste – ah, the explosion of flavor with the full experience of the bite. Awareness of the consistency, texture, and taste of food is amplified when you are fed by another in sacred ceremony.
How to Prepare:
A word about hygiene (and not the town in Colorado) ~ Please treat yourself to a hot, soaky bath and prepare your body as you would ready a temple for ceremony and celebration. Men, please shave and wear comfortable, but nice clothes.
Some are made ill by perfumes and other man-made chemical-based products, such as incense, scented candles, insecticides and other toxic stews. Stronger detergents can cause a reaction, so please think about getting away from Tide, which is the worst for many. Fabric softeners and dryer sheets are another hazard for others, when used routinely, they build up on the fabric. We strive for a completely inclusive environment, so please reduce your use of chemically toxic items as much as possible.
I strongly suggest that people set aside alcohol, marijuana and any other recreational drugs for 24 hours prior to a puja. If substances seem to be necessary for reducing inhibitions, please call me and I’ll give you some techniques to try. There are many of us who were raised by alcoholic parents, and the smell of alcohol can trigger feeling a lack of safety. It’s great to be completely sober for the pujas, because it proves that we can get totally high without substances.
As we will discuss in our opening circle, it is best to simply assume that there are people with us who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or rape, based on our grim statistics. It is so important that there be no needy or grabby energy going on within our circle. Please be mindfully attuned to your partner’s moment of withdrawal from embrace and honor each others space with utmost respect. It is not OK to hold onto someone after they begin to withdraw.
I must say, I continue to be gratified and amazed at the quality of gentlemen that attend our events. I want to acknowledge them for their safety and sweet adoration of the feminine.