Christopher Tompkins is creating teachings on Tantrik roots of Kuṇḍalinī & embodied yoga practice
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patrons

$1,270
per month
Namaste.
Thank you for visiting my page!  I'm Christopher Tompkins, a scholar of Sanskrit and Tantrik Yoga History. You can learn more about me here.

For the last decade, I have devotedly researched hundreds of mostly un-published Tantrik texts spanning 1,400 years of un-chartered Yoga history. My focus has been on the role and evolution of Kundalinī and the Chakras in Tantrik Yoga, with a specialization for deciphering the actual daily practices.

I've found extensive evidence that Kundalini Shakti was originally experienced as a liberating sonic power, drawn down from the crown of the head (in the subtle body).  My goal is to illuminate the daily Kundalinī-based Yoga practice from which our current streams of modern yoga -including embodied practices- have emerged. 


Patrons who support me here with a monthly donation will receive:
  • updates on current writing posted only in Patreon
  • forum to ask questions on all of my research, answered weekly
  • access to a monthly online Webinar (live, but also recorded) in which you can receive translations on the teachings of Kundalinī, Chakras & original practices, as well as ask questions to unpack this rich history.
  • monthly members-only pdf translations from the original Sanskrit on Kundalinī and the Chakras, from (mostly) un-published Tantric texts. Here's a look at the breadth of texts I'm working with (video).
  • special guided meditations, as audio files. These will include translations of previously unknown Gayatri Mantras (from the Tantras), and Shākta (Goddess)-based Samyoga meditations.

If you would like to only make a one time donation:
Become a patron, and simply delete your pledge after you've been successfully charged for the first month. An email confirmation will automatically follow the first charge, after which you can cancel your pledge. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact me at [email protected].
Thank You for supporting the teachings. May all beings be blessed !
Rewards
Pretty Awesome
$10 or more per month 12 patrons
Thank you for your support! 


You'll receive an mp3 audio meditation along with translations of 2 different goddess Gayatri Mantras on the 3rd Monday of each month, plus updates on my writing progress on each Monday of the month.

Support & Learn
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Excited to learn a bit more?


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 updates on my writing progress every Monday.

Truth-Seekers
$40 or more per month 11 patrons
Serious Gratitude!

You'll receive access to my live monthly online seminar called 'The Story of Kundalinī,' on the 3rd Sunday of each month, in which I present cutting-edge revelations from my current writing;  You'll also 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.
Kula & Practitioners
$65 or more per month 3 patrons
Pranams!


You'll receive an mp3 recording of a guided Samyoga meditation practice (3rd Monday of each month), plus a patrons-only pdf of most recent translations & excerpts of current writing, access to a live monthly online webinar to explore current research in depth, mp3 audio meditations (with translations of 2 goddess Gayatri Mantras), and  updates on my writing progress on each Monday of the month.

Deepest Bow
$108 or more per month 6 patrons
You are just incredible, a gift to my ability to get this work out, and a gift to the teachings of the yoga tradition. 


For your support, you will receive all of the above rewards, plus: previous online courses, released over time. Until May 2018 I will be sharing my History of the Chakras courses Part I & Part II, released as two 90min sessions each month. 


You will also be thanked in my writings, next up: your name in the credits of my filed PhD at the University of California, Berkeley (Spring 2018). THANK YOU!

Goals
$1,270 of $1,975 per month
When we reach $1975 per month, I will be able to afford a full-time assistant to help with editing my writing (currently PhD final phases!), and handling logistical details. This will free me up tremendously to focus on translations and content creation. There are quite a few books waiting in the wings, including translation of the Vijñāna-bhairava-tantra (along with Christopher Wallis), the Roots of Namaskar, and the Roots of Vinyāsa to begin with! Your generosity will go directly to helping these come into existence sooner than later!


 



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Namaste.
Thank you for visiting my page!  I'm Christopher Tompkins, a scholar of Sanskrit and Tantrik Yoga History. You can learn more about me here.

For the last decade, I have devotedly researched hundreds of mostly un-published Tantrik texts spanning 1,400 years of un-chartered Yoga history. My focus has been on the role and evolution of Kundalinī and the Chakras in Tantrik Yoga, with a specialization for deciphering the actual daily practices.

I've found extensive evidence that Kundalini Shakti was originally experienced as a liberating sonic power, drawn down from the crown of the head (in the subtle body).  My goal is to illuminate the daily Kundalinī-based Yoga practice from which our current streams of modern yoga -including embodied practices- have emerged. 


Patrons who support me here with a monthly donation will receive:
  • updates on current writing posted only in Patreon
  • forum to ask questions on all of my research, answered weekly
  • access to a monthly online Webinar (live, but also recorded) in which you can receive translations on the teachings of Kundalinī, Chakras & original practices, as well as ask questions to unpack this rich history.
  • monthly members-only pdf translations from the original Sanskrit on Kundalinī and the Chakras, from (mostly) un-published Tantric texts. Here's a look at the breadth of texts I'm working with (video).
  • special guided meditations, as audio files. These will include translations of previously unknown Gayatri Mantras (from the Tantras), and Shākta (Goddess)-based Samyoga meditations.

If you would like to only make a one time donation:
Become a patron, and simply delete your pledge after you've been successfully charged for the first month. An email confirmation will automatically follow the first charge, after which you can cancel your pledge. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact me at [email protected].
Thank You for supporting the teachings. May all beings be blessed !

Recent posts by Christopher Tompkins

Rewards
Pretty Awesome
$10 or more per month 12 patrons
Thank you for your support! 


You'll receive an mp3 audio meditation along with translations of 2 different goddess Gayatri Mantras on the 3rd Monday of each month, plus updates on my writing progress on each Monday of the month.

Support & Learn
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Excited to learn a bit more?


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 updates on my writing progress every Monday.

Truth-Seekers
$40 or more per month 11 patrons
Serious Gratitude!

You'll receive access to my live monthly online seminar called 'The Story of Kundalinī,' on the 3rd Sunday of each month, in which I present cutting-edge revelations from my current writing;  You'll also 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.
Kula & Practitioners
$65 or more per month 3 patrons
Pranams!


You'll receive an mp3 recording of a guided Samyoga meditation practice (3rd Monday of each month), plus a patrons-only pdf of most recent translations & excerpts of current writing, access to a live monthly online webinar to explore current research in depth, mp3 audio meditations (with translations of 2 goddess Gayatri Mantras), and  updates on my writing progress on each Monday of the month.

Deepest Bow
$108 or more per month 6 patrons
You are just incredible, a gift to my ability to get this work out, and a gift to the teachings of the yoga tradition. 


For your support, you will receive all of the above rewards, plus: previous online courses, released over time. Until May 2018 I will be sharing my History of the Chakras courses Part I & Part II, released as two 90min sessions each month. 


You will also be thanked in my writings, next up: your name in the credits of my filed PhD at the University of California, Berkeley (Spring 2018). THANK YOU!