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On Emptiness Part I

Join us this Tuesday at 3pm ET / 12pm PT for a live-streamed lecture from Nicole Daedone, OneTaste co-founder and creator of Orgasmic Meditation.

In this appearance, Nicole will be speaking on the meaning of Emptiness.

Nicole is the author of nine books available for purchase exploring topics like women’s power, Eros, practice, liberation, prison rehabilitation, and more. Explore
many of these titles at

Soulmaker Press -- (

and her personal website (

About Nicole Daedone:
Nicole Daedone, an innovative thinker and trailblazer, is passionate about exploring and questioning life’s truths and transforming discarded ideas into art. A graduate of San Francisco State University, her studies centered around semantics and gender communication. Before her groundbreaking work in intimacy and sexuality, she co-founded the avant-garde 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco. However, Daedone is best known as the founder of OneTaste, a platform she established to rekindle our connection with intimacy, sexuality, and each other. Here, she developed a contemplative discipline around Orgasmic Meditation (OM), which has sparked substantial research into the intersection of sexuality and human flourishing, with science proving OM’s significant impact on emotional health and inducing transcendental experiences. Her work has been featured widely, including in The New York Times and on ABC News Nightline, and she is the author of several National Bestselling books.


Introduction to Eros Sutra Study
Understanding Emptiness
Exploring the Erotic Mind
Defining Erotic Intelligence
Visioning an Erotic World
The Trickster
Theaster Gates & Erotic Creativity
Emptiness in Daily Life
David Foster Wallace on Emptiness
Certainty in Erotic Experience
Erotic Poetry: Michael's Bee Poem
Profound Emptiness Teachings
Next Week's Eros Sutra Preview
"Awakening" Exhibit
Santha's Poem
Closing Reflections

About the Instructors

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Nicole Daedone
I specialize in following it where not many dare to tread. I want to know life biblically, the way a man knows a woman (or other configurations of such). I want to know the water by getting wet. Theory, commandments, concepts leave me empty, and not the good kind of emptiness. My driving question is, “Is that true?” Is it wholly true? Where and how is it true? For whom is it true and why? Can it withstand the test of time? Is it true for me as a woman? The last one has taken me off many a beaten path. Givens are often no longer givens when I ask this question. The world turns upside down. My two guiding principles are first, the idea that “I’ve come only for this.” Whatever is presented before me is mine to puzzle, to play, to explore and, finally, to love. Love leads me to my second guiding principle, how I explore, which is to ask, “Can I love this? Can I love even this?” Who is the “I” who is loving in this moment? What does love look like here? Does it require a peaceful approach, approval, power, some good, old-fashioned wrath? And then, what is “this?” I must leave who I believe myself to be to answer this question—to know and love what this is on its terms and not on mine. As a free woman I want all things to be free, liberated from any ideas I would impose on them. My work remains what it once and always was: to turn poison into medicine and make it available to those who want it.
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Aubrey Fuller
Our Eros Sutra librarian, Aubrey Fuller is a deep researcher of the feminine and brings her knowledge of feminine wisdom to the classes she teaches. As Program Holder for Art School, senior instructor for the OM Center, teacher on the platform, and Eros Sutra maven, she reminds people of the rightness and beauty of the feminine path and inspires us to enjoy the ride it offers us with love and permission. Aubrey has been walking the Erotic path and practicing Orgasmic Meditation for 15 years, and teaching for 14.