yantraVigyan Bhairav Tantra
Frequently Asked Questions

Online Course Introduction
Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Course Content
Prices and How to Book
How Live Q&A works – Chat Room Guide
Free introductory video

Questions

Personal

Is this course suitable for me?
Does it matter if I haven’t practised Tantra or meditation before?
I’ve practised lots of Tantra. Is this course advanced enough for me?
Do I need a partner to practise the meditations?
Are all the meditations about sex?
Can I practise these meditations if I am homosexual or bi-sexual?
Does it matter what my religious or spiritual beliefs are?
Do I need to follow Osho to take part in this series?
Can I fit the practices into my busy life?
Do I need to be in a good state of health?
Am I too young or too old for this course?
What do I wear to practise the meditations?
Can I ask Sarita a question anonymously?
Will Sarita’s reply to my question be private?
Can I keep my identity secret in the chat room?
Will anyone talk to me in the chat room?

Practical

How do I sign up? – See the Registration & Booking Page
How much does it cost?
How long does my subscription last?
How long is each class?
What happens if I miss a live Q&A session?
Can I join the series part-way through?
What happens if I can’t log in to the UISCA website?
What happens if I can’t log in to the chat room?
I’ve forgotten my login password. What do I do?
How do I use the chat room?
How do I ask Sarita a question in the chat room?
Can I ask my question anonymously?
My question in the Private Chat box disappears when I click on ‘Send’. What do I do?
What do I use the Conversation chat box for?
Can I ask my question or share my experience using my microphone and webcam?
Will everyone be able to see me if I use my webcam?
How do I email Sarita my question?
How long will Sarita take to answer my question?
How do I find the VBT Club forum?
Where can I find a copy of the sutras given in the class?
Where can I buy The Book of Secrets?
There’s sometimes a delay between the video and the audio in the chat room. Is that normal?
How do I see the video class in Full Screen mode?
Can I pause or ‘rewind’ the video class or adjust the volume?
The video class stops and starts what do I do?

Technical

Do I need a high speed broadband connection to watch these videos and participate in the chat room?
Do I need headphones to use the Live Chat Room or can I use my computer speakers?
Do I need a microphone and a webcam?
Do I need any special software to watch the videos or use the chat room?

Answers

Personal

Is this course suitable for me?

Yes! It doesn’t matter whether you work in an office, or keep the home, whether you’re a construction worker or a doctor, whether you are 20 or 90 – Tantra begins wherever you are in the moment. All that is needed is a willingness to apply awareness and love, and to jump in and try! So it’s suitable for anyone who is ready to do that.

Does it matter if I haven’t practised Tantra or meditation before?

No, Tantra begins wherever you are. All you need is a willingness to practise the methods with awareness and love. It doesn’t matter whether you have practised other forms of meditation before or not.

I’ve practised lots of Tantra. Is this course advanced enough for me?

Yes! It doesn’t matter where you are on the path. All that matters is that you are willing to practice the methods, with awareness and love, and you will go to the depth that it possible for you in this moment.

Do I need a partner to practise the meditations?

No. Sutras for both singles and couples exist in the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra. You can practise Tantric meditations no matter what your situation, whether you are married, unmarried, single, in a couple, with one lover or many. All that is needed is to open yourself to the practice and it will enhance whatever is happening in your life! See also Are all the meditations about sex?

Are all the meditations about sex?

In the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra there are approximately six meditations which involve sexuality – leaving 106 about all the other aspects of life! There will be some meditations in this series which cover and involve sex and sexuality, but a whole range of meditations about the rest of life. See Description of the online classes showing the 12 facets of Tantra.

Can I practise these meditations if I am homosexual or bi-sexual?

Yes, you can practise these meditations whatever your sexual orientation.

Does it matter what my religious or spiritual beliefs are?

No. Many spiritual masters and religions have taken inspiration from the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra. The methods offered are just that – methods. They don’t come with any philosophy or dogma; you don’t have to believe in any particular view of the world to practise them. All you need is a willingness to give them a try!

Do I need to follow Osho to take part in this series?

Not at all. Osho spoke extensively about the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra; and his discourses on it, which form The Book of Secrets, can be a wonderful companion to the series. But it isn’t necessary to follow Osho, and no prior knowledge of Osho or belief in his way of life is necessary to take part in and enjoy this series.

Can I fit the practices into my busy life?

Yes. The meditations can be woven into daily life. Some take only a few minutes to practise; others may take up to an hour. Sarita offers different time variations for many of the meditations, so you can choose to practise it for a shorter or longer period. And some of them can be done while you are carrying out the activities of your daily life.

Do I need to be in a good state of health?

For some of the meditations, yes; for some of them it doesn’t matter so much. You should be able to find something that fits with your state of health. Often there are variations you can practise depending on your physical ability, and you can always ask Sarita for a variation to fit your circumstance.

Am I too young or too old for this course?

Probably not! Sarita started on the path of Tantra when she was only 17. Many older people are attracted to practise Tantra – there is no upper age limit. You may need to adapt some of the meditations depending on your state of health, But Sarita can advise you on this.

What do I wear to practise the meditations?

Something loose and comfortable is best, such as the kind of thing you would wear to do exercise in. It’s best not to wear anything too tight, especially on the belly.

Can I ask Sarita a question anonymously?

Yes. Any questions asked of Sarita in the live chat room which are sent via ‘Private chat’ are anonymous. This means only Sarita can see your question and she will not reveal your name when she reads out your question. E.g. She will say, ‘Someone has asked me the question: I feel embarrassed about… What do I do?’ In between live Q&A sessions, you can also email Sarita at the address given to you when you subscribed for the series.

Will Sarita’s reply to my question be private?

In general, no. Sarita will speak the answer to your question in the live chat room and everyone will hear and benefit from her answer. You can, however, ask your question anonymously. See Can I ask Sarita a question anonymously? You can also email Sarita your question – she may either email you back or answer your question in the next live chat session. If she answers you by email her answer (and your question) may be used on a forum so that other people may also benefit. Your details will be disguised so that you can’t be recognised. If she answers in the chat room she wont say your name if you say in your email that you would like the answer to be private.

Can I keep my identity secret in the chat room?

Yes. You can make up an alias or sign in as anon, it’s up to you what you call yourself! And don’t use your webcam if you don’t wish to be recognised!

Will anyone talk to me in the chat room?

It’s totally OK if you want to just sit in and listen in the chat room. You don’t need to answer or do anything. There will be plenty of people asking questions so you can just relax and enjoy and join in if and when you want to.

Practical

How much does it cost?

US$120 for the six-part series, including the free introduction and the live chat sessions.

How long does my subscription last?

Your subscription lasts for six months – which means you can access the video classes any time you like and participate in any live events for that period. After that you will need to subscribe again at a reduced price to view the video classes and join the live events.

How long is each class?

The video classes vary in length from 35-50 minutes. The live Q&A sessions will run for approximately 45-60 minutes, but allow a little longer!

What happens if I miss a live Q&A session?

Live Q&A classes are not recorded. If you have a question to ask Sarita, then you can email her (see How do I email Sarita my question?) or wait until the next live Q&A session.

Can I join the series part-way through?

Sarita has said that it doesn’t matter in which order you practise these meditations.

What happens if I can’t log in to the UISCA website?

Send a support ticket to the UISCA team through this link. If you have forgotten your password, click ‘Retrieve Account Information’ to reset your password.

What happens if I can’t log in to the chat room?

Send a support ticket to the UISCA team through this link. If you can reach the chat room page but can’t login, try Login as Guest (using any name) then click on ‘Main Menu’ button then ‘Join’.

I’ve forgotten my login password. What do I do?

See What happens if I can’t log in to the UISCA website? and What happens if I can’t log in to the chat room?

How do I use the chat room?

We have prepared a separate guide to using the chat room. See our Chat Room Guide for all the details.

How do I ask Sarita a question in the chat room?

Type your question into the Conversation chat box and click ‘Send’

Can I ask my question anonymously?

This is done by using Private Chat – click on Sarita in the User box and select Private Chat. If she accepts your request, type in your question and click ‘Send’. It’s as easy as that! See also our Chat Room Guide.

My question in the Private Chat box disappears when I click on ‘Send’. What do I do?

Check to see if your text colour has defaulted to white! If it has, choose another colour in the format toolbar under the ‘Conversation Area’.

What do I use the Conversation chat box for?

This is generally where you type your question to Sarita and make any comments. Messages here are seen by everyone in the chat room. It’s a good place to say hello, introduce yourself and say where you are from. You can also type a response in here if Sarita asks everyone a general question e.g. ‘Who would like to know more about this issue?’ or ‘What do you notice in your body when you do this meditation?

Can I ask my question or share my experience using my microphone and webcam?

Technically, yes. However, we’ve been advised not to do this as there can be feedback problems with the sound (you need to use headphones and not computer or external speakers to help avoid this problem). There is also a six second delay (depending on your location) between you asking the question and Sarita hearing it. Despite this, we might try it anyway, so be prepared if you’d like to share in this way! See Chat Room Guide for more details.

Will everyone be able to see me if I use my webcam?

Sarita will be able to see you and so will other course participants in the chat room.

How do I email Sarita my question?

If you would like to email Sarita a question, you will need to Register for the series and you will be given a dedicated email address for Sarita.

How long will Sarita take to answer my question?

hat depends on her schedule at any given time – hopefully within a week. Sarita may not reply directly to every question – especially if many people are asking the same question. She will either answer it via the live chat, or she may post the answer on the VBT Club Forum.

How do I find the VBT Club forum?

Please email Sidika for details of how to join the forum.

Where can I find a copy of the sutras given in the class?

Each class comes with a set of notes detailing the sutras and any quotes or poems Sarita has used. These will be available where you access your video class and can be read online or printed. You can also find the sutras in Osho’s Book of Secrets. Page numbers are indicated on the notes.

Where can I buy The Book of Secrets?

Through the Tantra Shop . Amazon also have the book available at very competitive prices.

There’s sometimes a delay between the video and the audio in the chat room. Is that normal?

Yes. It is due to the speed of the internet which is affected by the number of users. At busy times, the delays will be longer.

How do I see the video class in Full Screen mode?

Use the scroll bars below and to the right of the video box and pull them to the bottom right corner where you will see an icon with 4 arrows. Click on this and you will see the video in Full Screen mode, MUCH BETTER!

Can I pause or ‘rewind’ the video class or adjust the volume?

Yes. The controls for these are in the control panel below the video. You may need to use the scroll bars to locate the control panel if you are not in Full Screen mode. If you are in Full Screen mode, move your cursor to the black area under the video and the control panel will appear.

The video class stops and starts what do I do?

You may be experiencing buffering problems. Try pausing the video using the Pause button in the control panel below the video. Wait for a minute or so and try again.

Technical

Do I need a high speed broadband connection to watch these videos and participate in the chat room?
The videos and chat room are designed to work with low to medium broadband bandwidths. You can check out your system by watching the free Introductory Video.

Do I need headphones to use the live chat room or can I use my computer speakers?
You can use either. However, if you want to speak your question or your feedback, you will need to use headphones to prevent sound problems. See Can I ask my question or share feedback using my microphone and webcam?

Do I need a microphone and a webcam?
No. You can still use the chat room by text typing in your questions, and you will be able to see and hear Sarita as long as you have headphones or speakers for your computer.

Do I need any special software to watch the videos or use the chat room?
All you will need is Flash Player. Most computers have this installed, but if yours doesn’t, you can install it free here…


Contact us

If you have an additional general question about the series please email Sidika: online@tantra-essence.com.