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
Feb
18
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 III Topic: to be announced by January 22nd, 2018

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Copy of The Story of Kundalini Webinar Series
Mar
18
6:00 PM18:00

Copy of 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 IV Topic: to be announced by February 19th, 2018

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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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