Kundalinī and the Science of AUM: An Introduction
with Christopher Tompkins
The success of the Tantric tradition is based on an enormous discovery which radically shifted the practice of Yoga into a life-affirming practice. In pre-Tantric sources, liberation from the suffering of embodied existence could only be attained by yogins during the process of death – thought to be the only moment when the fully, liberating power of the AUM syllable, the sonic manifestation of the universal Self, can be discerned by yogins.
But the Tantrics discovered a way to access the full liberating power (shakti) hidden within the AUM syllable -- while still living. The name given for this dynamic power was ‘Kundalinī,’ the significance of which has been largely lost to us before now.
Drawing from numerous source Tantric texts, Christopher provides an overview of the innovative practice sequence which resulted from this extraordinary discovery. We will focus on the science behind the defining technique of this Yoga known as Ucchāra, the ‘Elevation’ or expansion of Consciousness which occurs when we attune our awareness to the subtle sound vibrations inherent within the AUM syllable.
Thursday, September 13, 2018 4:00 PM PDT
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Recordings are available the following day for those of you who can’t make it live.