The Story of Kundalini: Monthly Online Webinar Series with Christopher Tompkins
May
20
to May 31

The Story of Kundalini: Monthly Online Webinar Series with Christopher Tompkins

Each live interactive video session will be hosted on the 3rd Sunday of every month at 6pm-8pm (PST). Topics will be posted here about a month in advance.

Immerse in the forgotten practices of the Kundalini-based yoga as originally taught by the Tantrics. Experience the only series available today on Kundalinī, the Chakras, and Tantrik Yoga drawn directly from source Tantrik texts, all of which depict Kuṇḍalinī Śhakti as the active, liberating power of the Divine Feminine accessed through the science of Tantrik Yoga, a practice since distorted and lost to us.


Each Topicis based on 10 years of cutting-edge research into hundreds of source texts, most of which  are unpublished.

Featuring - 

* translated passages on Kuṇḍalinī and the Chakras never before seen by the West

* Stunning artwork of Kuṇḍalinī & the subtle body found in ancient Manuscripts. 

* A Kuṇḍalinī-based practice / meditation drawn from a new Tantric source for each session  

 Topic for May: To be announced soon!

Click here to view and download prior webinars.  Can't make it live? Recordings of each session are available to all who register. 

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April Webinar: The Lost Practice of the Chakra Seed Mantras Unveiled
May
6
to May 7

April Webinar: The Lost Practice of the Chakra Seed Mantras Unveiled

Live Webinar ~ Sunday, April 29th, 6 - 8 pm PST. Can't make it live? The recording and all class content will be available shortly after class.

About this Webinar:

100 years ago (1918), the Chakras & five Chakra seed mantras were first introduced to us by Arthur Avalon in his book ‘Serpent Power.’ Avalon drew from the sixth chapter of the ‘Jewel-Essence of Highest Reality’, a Tantrik work completed by Pūrnānanda in 1577 A.D. Unfortunately, Avalon mis-translated these critical mantras. We have received them as  ‘LAM, VAM, RAM, YAM, and HAM,’ which are incorrect.

Since 1918, the importance of these 5 mantras to yoga has been lost, including how they were applied in practice.

Now, on the 100th anniversary of Avalon’s work, we will receive the true meaning, beauty, and practice of the Chakra seed mantras, as drawn from un-published Tantric sources.

Students will learn how seed mantra practice original to the Tantras focused on threading Kundalinī, the ‘Coiled Power,’ through the karmic ‘knots’ (granthis) suspended along the central channel (sushumnā). In piercing these ‘knots’, lifetimes worth of stuck karmic energy is released from one’s life.


We will immerse in ecstatic teachings celebrating the Chakra Seed mantras as the liberating power of Shiva (Awakened) Consciousness – presented as the birthright of all human beings to experience.

Webinar Format:

Part I: Introduction

In the first half of our webinar, I will reveal the correct seed mantras taught by Pūrnānanda, drawing from 5+ Tantric sources spanning 1,000 years of forgotten yoga history (5th century to 16th).

  
Part II:
 Seed Mantra Practice

In the second half of our webinar, students will be led through this prānāyāma-based technique originally engaged with the correct Chakra Seed Mantras, called the ‘Utterance’ practice (Ucchāra).

Live Webinar ~ Sunday, April 29th, 6 - 8 pm PST. Can't make it live? The recording and all class content will be available shortly after class.

Register for this Webinar!

There are two ways to access this brand new webinar

1. Become a Patron on my Patreon site for $40/month (you can cancel at any time). This gets you access to this webinar, all future webinars, and other rewards on a monthly basis! In addition to the monthly webinars, you’ll receive a patrons-only pdf of most recent translations & excerpts of current writing, mp3 audio meditations (with translations of 2 goddess Gayatri Mantras), and regular updates on my writing progress on each Monday of the month.

2. Register for April’s webinar using the Paypal button below for a one time payment of $40.00 

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March Webinar: 'Kundalinī Awakening: Testimonies from Tantric Masters'
Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

March Webinar: 'Kundalinī Awakening: Testimonies from Tantric Masters'

$40.00 ~ Live Webinar ~ Sunday, February 25th, 6 - 8 pm PST. Can't make it live? The recording (with handouts) will be available right after class. 

The Story of Kundalini Webinar Series

In this session, I will draw from newly translated passages from Tantric ritual manuals to explain the practices poetically referenced in the Kundalinī Awakening testimonies of three celebrated Tantric Masters of Kashmir: Abhinavagupta, Kshemarāja, and the poetess Lallā (Lalleshwarī).

As I will reveal, the Kundalinī-based yoga celebrated by these beloved mystics is a science, once engaged daily by tantriks of all lineages--a path to self-awakening based on an innovative mantra practice and led by an empowering three-part prānāyāma practice.

This Webinar begins my step-by-step revelation of the pan-tantric daily yoga practice engaged by these masters, which will conclude in my May Webinar.

“Slowly, slowly, I drew my breath into my throat; then, that glorious flame sparked in the lamp within me, revealing my true nature unto me. I emblazoned this light with the wind (of my breath) so that in the darkness I could embrace my truth, shining bright.”  - from the sayings of (Tantric Master) Lallā

“That Secret, Undulating Power, who illuminates all objects in sight (from the crown of the head), is accessed in the space (of the 3rd eye) where She transforms into the Coiling energy of Prāna (prāna-kundalinī).” -Abhinavagupta.

(For an overview of my 'Story of Kundalinī' monthly Webinar Series, please click here.)

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$40.00 ~ Live Webinar ~ Sunday, February 25th, 6 - 8 pm PST. Can't make it live? The recording (with handouts) will be available right after class. 

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The Story of Kundalini Webinar Series: Session Three
Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

The Story of Kundalini Webinar Series: Session Three

Kundalini Maatrikkaa Practice of the Chakras

Maatrikaa Nyaasa means ‘Installing the Little Mothers.’ This was the concluding practice of Kundalinī-based Yoga of the Tantras, focused on drawing the immortal nectar of Kundalinī down into the body. This ‘nectar,’ envisioned as the light and sound of OM, is tapped from the 3rd eye center; with prānāyāma, visualization, and concentration techniques, this revivifying ‘nectar’ disperses into the fifty ‘little mothers’ or Shaktis (maatrikaas) represented by the 50 letters of the Sanskrit alphabet, one for each petal of the chakras.

Four years ago I introduced these ‘Little Mothers’ in My ‘Universal Mother Chakra Course’.* Two weeks ago, I discovered this phenomenal depiction of the ‘Maatrikaa Nyaasa’ practice by Lahiri Mahasaya, the guru of Shrī Yogānanda’s Guru.

In my February webinar, I will present this practice, as shown in Lahiri’s drawing, as taught in the source Tantras.

What you will get from this Webinar -

  • Meet the 50 ‘Little Mothers’ of the Chakras, previously lost to us in Western sources.
  • Learn how these Mothers represent the emotional body of all human beings, and how       they can each be transformed into powers of liberation through this practice
  • Students will be taught an introductory Maatrikaa Nyaasa technique, based on my translations of Source Tantra texts.

Click here to meet the 50 Petal Goddesses of the Chakras, re-introduced in my 'Chakras of the Universal Mother' online Course taught with Shiva Rea. 

Click here to access the 'Chakras of the Universal Mother' online Course taught with Shiva Rea. 

 

Session Three: Kundalini Maatrikkaa Practice of the Chakras

$40.00 ~ Live Webinar ~ Sunday, February 25th, 6 - 8 pm PST. Can't make it live? The recording (with handouts) will be available right after class. 

Join our 'Roots of Kundalinī Yoga' Patreon Campaign, and for the original registration price of $40.00, you will receive the recording and handouts of Session I, PLUS numerous other gifts, including my recent translations of rare Tantric passages on Kundalinī and the Chakras. Click here for more

 

Series Overview

Each live interactive video session will be hosted on the 3rd Sunday of every month at 6pm-8pm (PST). Topics will be posted here about a month in advance.

For the last decade, I have diligently researched hundreds of un-published Tantric texts which span 1,400 years of un-chartered Yoga history seeking the roots and evolution of Kundalinī and the Chakras in Tantric Yoga.   That research disclosed that 'Kundalini Shakti' was not originally a 'dormant serpent power' located at the base of the spine, but a liberating, sonic power engaged throughout the subtle body in a liberating daily practice since lost to us. 

The topic of each exciting monthly webinar will be drawn from my current writings on Kundalini, the subtle body, and the forgotten practices of the original Kundalini-based yoga of the Tantrics. Students will receive a PDF of my exclusive Sanskrit translations, which inform each session.  February Session -

 

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The Story of Kundalini Webinar Series
Jan
21
6:00 PM18:00

The Story of Kundalini Webinar Series

Each live interactive video session will be hosted on the 3rd Sunday of every month at 6pm-8pm (PST). Topics will be posted here about a month in advance.

Series Overview - 

For the last decade, I have diligently researched hundreds of un-published Tantric texts which span 1,400 years of un-chartered Yoga history for the roots and evolution of Kundalinī and the Chakras in Tantric Yoga.   I have found that 'Kundalini Shakti' was not originally a 'dormant serpent power' located at the base of the spine, but a liberating, sonic power engaged throughout the subtle body in a liberating daily practice since lost to us. 

The topic of each exciting monthly webinar will be drawn from my current writings on Kundalini, the subtle body, and the forgotten practices of the original Kundalini-based yoga of the Tantrics. Students will receive a PDF of my exclusive Sanskrit translations, which inform each session.  January session -

THE TRUTH OF MŪLĀDHĀRA CHAKRA: THE DYNAMIC DESCENT OF KUNDALINĪ

$40.00 ~ Live Webinar ~ Sunday, January 21st, 6 - 8 pm PST. Can't make it live? The recording (with handouts) will be available right after class. 

Join our 'Roots of Kundalinī Yoga' Patreon Campaign, and for the original registration price of $40.00, you will receive the recording and handouts of Session I, PLUS numerous other gifts, including my recent translations of rare Tantric passages on Kundalinī and the Chakras. Click here for more

Session Description -

The West was first introduced to Kundalinī and the Chakras through the 1918 publication of ‘The Serpent Power,’ by Arthur Avalon (a.k.a. John Woodroofe). The Chakra system as we know it today still derives from Avalon’s problematic translation of the “System of Six Chakras (Shat-Chakra-Nirūpana),” the sixth chapter of the “Jewel-Essence of Perfect Awareness,” a beautiful Tantric work composed in 1577 by Shrī Pūrnānanda (‘One who is Full of Bliss’).

  Images from recently discovered Chakra Scrolls, featuring Kundalini as Shiva's 'Coiled Power,." In this birth motif taught by Pūrnānanda (and many other Tantrics), Shiva, who symbolizes our 'awakened consciousness,' is born through his own power in the body of a yogi at the peak moment of Yoga practice.   

Images from recently discovered Chakra Scrolls, featuring Kundalini as Shiva's 'Coiled Power,." In this birth motif taught by Pūrnānanda (and many other Tantrics), Shiva, who symbolizes our 'awakened consciousness,' is born through his own power in the body of a yogi at the peak moment of Yoga practice.  

For the past 100 years, the Kuṇḍalinī-based Yoga practice applied to the chakra system we know--taught elsewhere in Pūrnānanda’s great work--has remained a mystery.

Topics for this exciting webinar—

A. The Truth about Kundalinī and Mūlādhāra Chakra.
I will provide concrete evidence that Avalon’s depiction of a dormant Kundalinī, wrapped around a ‘lingam’ at the base of the spine in the mūlādhāra chakra (image left), is a mis-translation of Pūrnanānda’s original teachings, which featured a dynamic Kundalinī force which ‘births’ Shiva consciousness in the body of the yogi (image right).

 Left: Image of Kundalinī wrapped around a lingam, based on Avalon's mistranslation of Pūrnānanda.   Right: Image of how Pūrnānanda actually describes Kundalinī, 'birthing' Shiva in the body. 

Left: Image of Kundalinī wrapped around a lingam, based on Avalon's mistranslation of Pūrnānanda.   Right: Image of how Pūrnānanda actually describes Kundalinī, 'birthing' Shiva in the body. 

B. The Relationship between Upper and Lower Mūlādhāra Chakras.

Drawing from Pūrnānanda’s original teachings of not one but two mūlādhāras, located at either end of the central channel (suṣhumnā nāḍī).  Hear the words of a Tantric master, as Pūrnānanda reveals the importance of an upper mūlādhāra chakra at the crown of the head, centered at the point that the Shakti (Kundalinī) first coils down into the body as our very life force, as depicted in the image below. (Avalon certainly missed this!)

Experience the original insight teachings of Pūrānanda, a true Tantric master, as he reveals the liberating power of Kundalini when engaged in the original practice of Tantric Yoga.

 Chakra Scroll featuring the two Kundalinīs, with the upper Kuṇḍalinī descending from the top mūlādhāra chakra, indicated by the square above the head

Chakra Scroll featuring the two Kundalinīs, with the upper Kuṇḍalinī descending from the top mūlādhāra chakra, indicated by the square above the head

 

Experience the original insight teachings of Pūrānanda, a true Tantric master, as he reveals the liberating power of Kundalini when engaged in the original  practice of Tantric Yoga. 

Session III Topic: to be announced soon

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The Story of Kundalini Webinar Series
Dec
17
6:00 PM18:00

The Story of Kundalini Webinar Series

Each live interactive video session will be hosted on the 3rd Sunday of every month at 6pm-8pm (PST). Topics will be posted here about a month in advance.

The topic of each exciting monthly webinar will be drawn from my current writings on Kundalini, the subtle body, and the forgotten practices of the original Kundalini-based yoga of the Tantrics. Students will receive a PDF of my exclusive Sanskrit translations which inform each session. 

Session I: The Story of Kundalinī with Kashmir Tantric Master Kshemarāja

 Sunday,  December 17th, 6 pm - 8 pm PST. 

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Sounds of Kundalini: the Missing Seed Mantras of the Chakras
Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

Sounds of Kundalini: the Missing Seed Mantras of the Chakras

Join me in this historical class where I will share:

  • The context from which this teaching has come through incomplete
  • Lost Shaktis + vowels that represent them as liberating sonic powers
  • Original Chakra bījas + understanding their role in practice
  • Translations of original source passages

Students will be led through a foundational practice of the original Chakra Bija Mantra Vinyasa.

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The Tantric Origins of Kundalini benefit
Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

The Tantric Origins of Kundalini benefit

Collaborating for the first time in years, Christopher Wallis, PhD, and Christopher Tompkins, PhD candidate, come together for landmark discussion on the origins of the doctrine of Kuṇḍalinī within Tantrik Yoga. This is a historic conversation: never have we been so close to cracking the riddle of what Kuṇḍalinī really is (according to the primary sources which originated the term), which has been the biggest unsolved mystery in the field for decades, ever since it was realized how wrong Woodroffe's pioneering early research really was. These two widely recognized scholar-practitioners will discuss primary sources passages, with Dr. Wallis surveying the 'state of the field' and then interviewing Mr. Tompkins, since the latter has done the foundational work in the earliest Tantric sources that teach Kuṇḍalinī and has collected manuscripts from around the world that depict the relation of Kuṇḍalinī and the Cakras. 

This will be presented as an ONLINE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR. 
HOW TO SIGN UP: there are two ways. Either PayPal $40 or more to cptompkins@yahoo.com (with note: "Tantric Origins") or, even better, go to www.patreon.com/kundaliniyoga and join at the $40 level (you can always cancel after the first month). 
 

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