Dear RentMen visitors, Mark_Tantra chose to answer 10 interview questions that were last updated on 24 Apr 2022


  • What makes you stand out from the crowd?
    lol - I spent SO much of my life trying to fade into the background where there was relative safety - iNTj here.

    I'm told that my incandescence makes me stand out - it's likely more accurate to accept the opinions of others rather than my own on this but after it was pointed out to me I became much more aware of both it and it's reflection coming back to me
  • What is your ‘niche’?
    Sharing / providing intentional boundlessly loving touch to men
  • Tell us what you consider to be your greatest life experience.
    Wow - hard question. There are a too many to list a brief sample. 1. Being homeless 35 years ago and finding vast peace, perfection, embodied connection for many moments of every day; 2. Being a parking attendant 35 years ago and finding a way to transmit love to each customer for the brief seconds they were engaged with me while they paid me to leave; 3. a deep awakening experience at a tantra retreat in Aug 2021 fomented by boundless love and a deluge of grace that hasn't since left me; 4. this morning's yoga practice; 5. this moment of awareness before I've had a thought about it.
  • What are your greatest personal traits?
    My tantra teachers have pointed out how distorted my own self image is so this question is a good practice for me to honour those things I appreciate in myself.
    My deeply loving heart, my generous helpful spirit, my open curious attitude to life and people, my finely tuned intuition, my respect for truth above all, my persistent openness to realizing my true nature, my ability to transform more easily than many, my gifts with healing transformative touch, my increasing ability to be as compassionate with myself as I am to others
    Taking a moment to absorb that and be with it ... much to my surprise my ego isn't inflating, it's fading in response and I feel the deepest humility and gratitude rising in my heart ... always learning from my teachers and others - especially when they tell me things I don't like to hear ... namaste
  • What should others absolutely know about you?
    Hehehe - the rich diversity of humanity is such that I can imagine *nothing* that (all) others should absolutely know about me.
    I wouldn’t presume to tell you what you need to know about me but would share openly whatever you wanted to know about me and be curious about everything that makes you, you.
  • How often do you travel? Do you prefer to travel or you are more of a homebody?
    I travel to learn and be with people that I have connection with. That’s happening a lot more frequently as I’ve become deeply connected with so many in so many different places through my tantra and yoga practices.
  • What do you enjoy most about yourself?
    My embodied awareness of my true nature / self that continues to develop in depth and breadth - it's the core of everything else that arises into my world.
  • Name 5 things that you can’t live without.
    Air, water, food. I’ve lived without shelter and most other comforts and lived, even thrived, just fine. In fact the less I had the more I thrived in the ways that really matter and I took that with me when things got more comfortable.
    I still managed to forget those habits for long stretches and rediscover it periodically.
    Yoga and tantra are both so integral to my perspective at this point that they and life have merged almost completely.
  • If you and I were on the beach having some wine and great food, what would you tell me about yourself.
    lol - not a thing until you’d expressed an interest in knowing something about me. That said, it's a blind spot for me to be aware that others might have an interest in knowing about me
    I’d be far more likely to be curious and ask about you.
  • What kind of diet and fitness regiment do you follow?
    Most mornings first thing for a couple of hours I’m either called to my yoga mat to do a Mysore style Ashtanga primary series practice and a tantric mediation during shavasana or out on my paddleboard.
    I eat when I’m hungry and my normal habit is to eat according to Ayurvedic principles, following what I'm called to. When I’m out to eat on occasion I pay attention to what my body wants but will also eat pretty much whatever lands in front of me. It's the habit that seems to matter not the exceptions - presuming they are, in fact, exceptions.