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David Deida - Surrender, Trust, and Sexual Spirituality

Talks and Dialogues with David Deida

April 8–9 | San Francisco, CA

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April 8, 7 PM–11 PM
April 9, 10 AM–6 PM

Doors Open 1 Hour Prior

Swedish American Hall
2174 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

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The Experience

Surrender, Trust, and Sexual Spirituality
Talks and Dialogues with David Deida

Bestselling author David Deida continues to light the way to a fuller expression of our unique purpose in love and in life. David teaches that in order to offer our deepest gifts—whether it’s in bed, with our art, or through our work—we must surrender as openly as this total moment and trust in the unknowable being that lives with our whole body.

With Surrender, Trust, and Sexual Spirituality, you are invited to a rare public teaching appearance with David Deida held in San Francisco, California, on April 8–9, 2016. Beginning on Friday night and through all of Saturday, you’ll join David Deida for a series of spontaneous teachings, new insights, provocative practices, and question-and-answer sessions intended to help you relax the heart’s contractions, illuminate that which we tend to keep hidden, and create an authentic “yoga of intimacy” throughout your days and nights.

We’ll begin the event Friday night with an opening talk from David Deida. Immediately following the evening talk, we’ll be joined by a special guest DJ to kick off the weekend with drinks and dancing. Come dressed to dance.


Saturday morning opens with two hours of light movement practices and exercises led by David’s trained assistants. Dress in comfortable, casual clothing suitable for light movement.

Following the lunch break from 12:00–2:00 PM, David will return for a full afternoon of teachings and Q&A sessions.

During the event, we may explore:

  • Awakening sexual circuitry and its spiritual side-effects
  • Relaxing in whole-body trust in intimacy
  • Enjoying the dissolution of purpose, self-sense, and shape in erotic rapture
  • Loving fear and anger as textures of openness
  • Breathing love's bliss in both solitude and two-bodied sexual oneness
  • Practicing ultimate lovemaking as unending vulnerability
  • Attuning to sensitive ravishment
  • Taking it all as one: nondual sex-play and heart-surrender
  • Offering the sexual body as a flower of devotional invitation

“The open expression of who you really are is the only thing that will free you from the stress of feeling incomplete,” explains David Deida. “Whenever you are ready, you can start being who you are in truth. To surrender so completely to be who you are can be terrifying—your self-image instantly vanishes. Yet it is the only way to live that is real.”

With Surrender, Trust, and Sexual Spirituality, now you can experience a singular and deep dive into the ongoing work of this revolutionary teacher.

There are limited seats for this event, and it will sell out. Please register early!

The Details

This event is ticketless, and you will need only to check in at the door with your name or the name of the person who purchased your admission. Doors open Friday at 6:00 PM. Please arrive early to reserve your seat.

You may bring a notebook, journal, sweater, or small cushion for your comfort during the event.


Swedish American Hall
2174 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

Parking and Transportation
There is no parking lot at the Swedish American Hall. A valet service will be offered at the venue. Metered parking is available on the streets nearby. Public transportation is also available at the following stops:

BART : 16th and Mission
Muni : Market Street & Sanchez Street

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The Buzz

Acknowledged as one of the most insightful and provocative teachers of our time, bestselling author David Deida continues to revolutionize the way that men and women grow spiritually and sexually. His ten books are published in more than 25 languages worldwide and are required reading in university, church, and spiritual center courses. His workshops on a radically practical spirituality have been hailed as among the most original and authentic contributions to the field of self-development currently available. He is a founding member of Integral Institute, and has taught and conducted research at the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine, University of California-Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, Lexington Institute in Boston, and Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France. Some of his recent books include Blue Truth, The Enlightened Sex Manual, The Way of the Superior Man, and Instant Enlightenment.


“In the area of sacred intimacy, David Deida is holding a lightning bolt. He sheds an astonishing light.”
—Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love

“David Deida is the one Western teacher of tantra whose books I read and whom I send students to learn from. The results of true practice, in any tradition, are unmistakable; David Deida demonstrates them.”
—Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within

“We all taste God, taste Goddess, taste pure Spirit in those moments of sexual rapture, and wise men and women have always used that rapture to reveal Spirit’s innermost secrets. David Deida is such a wise one.”
—Ken Wilber, author of Sex, Ecology, Spirituality

“David’s work . . . gives us a mature approach for bringing the energetic, emotional, and physical experience of sex into our life and practice.”
—Genpo Roshi, Zen master and author of The Eye Never Sleeps

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