In this session we will describe tantric goals and practices and try to understand what exactly is Tantra is and how does it differ from other practices. Is it characterised by the ritual divinisation of the body? Is it characterised by the use of mantras? Or visualisation? Is it characterised by transgressive practices such as ritual sex? Is it characterised by inner yoga practices involving the movement of powers in the body? Or is it all of these? We will address all these questions with reference to particular practices and texts.