What are the best tantra books? In this overview, you will find the best recommendations about tantra. The books in this list cover, among other things, what tantra is, how it relates to sexuality, and of course a lot of tantra exercises and meditations. Read along…

An overview of the best tantra books

If you want to learn more about the ritual practice of tantra, this overview of the best tantra books is ideal for you. We start our recommendations with the top 10 Best Tantra Books You Must Read of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Tantra Books You Must ReadAuthor
The Heart of Tantric SexDiana Richardson
Tantra: The Supreme UnderstandingOsho
Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless TraditionChristopher D. Wallis
The Deep Yes: The Lost Art of True ReceivingDr. Rosalyn Dischiavo
A Couple’s Love Journal: 52 Weeks to Reignite Your Relationship, Deepen Communication, and Strengthen Your BondLori Ann Davis
Number the StarsLois Lowry
Tantra: The Art of Conscious Loving: 25th Anniversary EditionCaroline and Charles Muir
Urban Tantra, Second Edition: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First CenturyBarbara Carrellas
Tantric Massage: Sensual Massage Guide to Tantra Massage with Illustrated Tantra TechniquesRozella Hart
Tantric DatingCatherine Auman

The updated top 10 list: the best books about tantra

The book of the secrets: Discourses on “Vigyana Bhairava tantra”

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, also known as Osho, was and still is an inspiration for many who want to work on their inner transformation and individual spirituality. In this book he shares his view on ‘Vigyana Bhairava tantra’ with you.

Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition 

We recommend this book to anyone who wants to discover what tantra is and how to practice it. Don’t be misinformed about this spiritual movement and start your personal journey with ‘Tantra Illuminated’.

The Heart of Tantric Sex: A Unique Guide to Love and Sexual Fulfillment

In our opinion ‘The Heart of Tantric Sex’ could lead to a transformation on how you experience sex. It can be more fulfilling and more sensual than you have ever experienced before in your life. Just follow the advice given in this book by Diana Richardson, and you will find out for yourself.

Tantric Sex: Introduction Handbook To Tantra

If you believe your relationship can improve by having better sex, then we think you should buy this handbook on tantric sex and try some high-energy level tantra sex next time you are in the bedroom (or somewhere else). It could change your connection completely.

Tantra: The Supreme Understanding

This second book by Osho on our top ten list discusses tantric meditation techniques that can be used nowadays, just like they were applied a long time ago. Osho manages to inspire his readers with his mystical insights and lovely humor.

The Jewel Maker: The Great Tantra on the Consequence of Sound

This book helps preserving the core of knowledge on tantra. The original Indian texts were lost, but Tibetan translations have saved the essence of ‘The Great Perfection’. If you are into esoteric Buddhism, then you should check this book out.

Light on Tantra in Kashmir Shaivism: Chapter One of Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka

The method of Kashmir Shaivism was lost long ago, but Tantraloka captures the essence of it and it was written by Swami Lakshmanjoo. This encyclopedia will give you philosophical knowledge on the teachings of Kashmir Shaivism.

The Garland of Letters: Essays on Tantra/Mantra Sastra

If you don’t know mantra, you will probably not be able to understand the deeper meaning of it. It can be a difficult concept to explain to the Western world. In this book, however, Arthur Avalon and John Woodroffe try to explain tantra and mantra sastra in plain English.

Journey Without Goal: The Tantric Wisdom of the Buddha

Are you interested in the basic principles of tantra and letting go of your ego? Then this is your ideal book to start with. The ancient teaching will come to life and transform your being as a human.

Urban Tantra, Second Edition: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century 

‘Urban Tantra’ is an updated and modern version of tantra. What we like about this book is that it also includes trans and gender nonconforming people, which are often left out of books on sex. Try the techniques that are mentioned in this guide for a different experience of sex and orgasm.

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