Christopher Tompkins

Christopher Tompkins

is creating Teachings on Tantrik roots of Kuṇḍalinī & embodied yoga practice

47

patrons

$1,498

per month
Namaste! 
 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 Kundalinī Shakti was a liberating sonic power, activated above the head, and drawn down to invigorate the subtle body and to increase the potency of one's day-to-day life force. In the source texts, this vital energy is never portrayed as a dormant power at the  base of the spine, as we've been told.  As a Patreon Patron, you are helping me to reveal the daily Kundalinī-based Yoga sādhana as originally taught in source Tantras. 
With your help, I will also show how this sādhana nuanced into a postural practice from which several lineages of modern yoga 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. Questions -  [email protected].
Thank You for supporting the teachings. May all beings be blessed!
Tiers
New ! ~ On the Cutting Edge
$5 or more per month

 You'll receive -

*  Updates on my writing progress on each Monday of the month

*  An excerpt of my current PhD writing on each Monday of the month, based on newly translated passages from source Tantrik texts.


NEW! -  * A  guided Gāyatrī meditation practice each month; includes a  translation accompanied by a guided mp3 recording for proper pronunciation.

Pretty Awesome
$10 or more per month

Thank you for your support! 


You'll receive--

*  Updates on my writing progress on each Monday of the month

* An excerpt of my current PhD writing on each Monday of the month, based on newly translated passages from source Tantrik texts

* A  second** guided Gāyatrī meditation practice each month (in addition to the $5 Tier's Gāyatrī practice); includes a  translation accompanied by a guided mp3 recording for proper pronunciation.




 

Support & Learn
$25 or more per month

Excited to learn a bit more?


*  Updates on my writing progress on each Monday of the month

* An excerpt of my current PhD writing on each Monday of the month, based on newly translated passages from source Tantrik texts

* Two** new Gāyatrī mantra meditation each month; includes a  translation accompanied by a guided mp3 recording for proper pronunciation. 

Truth-Seekers
$40 or more per month

Serious Gratitude!

You'll receive access to my live monthly online webinars AND all of my past webinars in which I present cutting-edge revelations from my current writing. Click here to see an overview of all of the past webinars you will receive at this tier; this is a $240.00 value for only $40.00! 


You'll also receive all of the above rewards: 

*  Updates on my writing progress on each Monday of the month

* An excerpt of my current PhD writing on each Monday of the month, based on newly translated passages from source Tantrik texts

* Two** new Gāyatrī mantra meditation each month; includes a  translation accompanied by a guided mp3 recording for proper pronunciation. 

Kula & Practitioners
$65 or more per month

Pranams!


For your support, you will receive --


* A mp3 recording of a guided Samyoga meditation practice each month. 


* Updates on my writing progress on each Monday of the month  

 

* An excerpt of my current PhD writing on each Monday of the month, based on newly translated passages from source Tantrik texts   


* Two** new Gāyatrī mantra meditation each month; includes a  translation accompanied by a guided mp3 recording for proper pronunciation. 


*Access to my live monthly online webinars AND all of my past webinars (see details in $40 tier description).


Deepest Bow
$108 or more per month

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 (see other tiers for details), plus previous online courses released over time.


 ANNOUNCEMENT (01/22/2019)  - 


For January and February, Patrons at this tier will receive access to my two part video series.

 

Introduction to Tantra: A Visual Journey


  • Part I (January): The Rise of Śakti: The Revolutionary Life-Affirming Teachings of Tantra  (60 min)


  • Part II (February): The Core lineages of Tantrik Śaivism: An Introduction (60 min)


Click here for a preview to this series.


You will also gain access to the following, and will be thanked in. my writings - 


· My Two Chakra Courses Part I & Part II.  

o Click here to preview video clips from these chakra courses. 

*  My 'Wisdom of Tantra' Series. Click here to preview video clips from this series.


You will also be thanked in my writings. 


Goals
$1,498 of $2,500 per month
I need to reach $2500 per month to survive financially this summer (2019), so that I can  finally complete my PhD. 

Click here to visit My Home Website.

All of this work will be organized into a book for practitioners following the filing of my PhD! Your generosity is *much* appreciated. 


 



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Namaste! 
 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 Kundalinī Shakti was a liberating sonic power, activated above the head, and drawn down to invigorate the subtle body and to increase the potency of one's day-to-day life force. In the source texts, this vital energy is never portrayed as a dormant power at the  base of the spine, as we've been told.  As a Patreon Patron, you are helping me to reveal the daily Kundalinī-based Yoga sādhana as originally taught in source Tantras. 
With your help, I will also show how this sādhana nuanced into a postural practice from which several lineages of modern yoga 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. Questions -  [email protected].
Thank You for supporting the teachings. May all beings be blessed!

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Tiers
New ! ~ On the Cutting Edge
$5 or more per month

 You'll receive -

*  Updates on my writing progress on each Monday of the month

*  An excerpt of my current PhD writing on each Monday of the month, based on newly translated passages from source Tantrik texts.


NEW! -  * A  guided Gāyatrī meditation practice each month; includes a  translation accompanied by a guided mp3 recording for proper pronunciation.

Pretty Awesome
$10 or more per month

Thank you for your support! 


You'll receive--

*  Updates on my writing progress on each Monday of the month

* An excerpt of my current PhD writing on each Monday of the month, based on newly translated passages from source Tantrik texts

* A  second** guided Gāyatrī meditation practice each month (in addition to the $5 Tier's Gāyatrī practice); includes a  translation accompanied by a guided mp3 recording for proper pronunciation.




 

Support & Learn
$25 or more per month

Excited to learn a bit more?


*  Updates on my writing progress on each Monday of the month

* An excerpt of my current PhD writing on each Monday of the month, based on newly translated passages from source Tantrik texts

* Two** new Gāyatrī mantra meditation each month; includes a  translation accompanied by a guided mp3 recording for proper pronunciation. 

Truth-Seekers
$40 or more per month

Serious Gratitude!

You'll receive access to my live monthly online webinars AND all of my past webinars in which I present cutting-edge revelations from my current writing. Click here to see an overview of all of the past webinars you will receive at this tier; this is a $240.00 value for only $40.00! 


You'll also receive all of the above rewards: 

*  Updates on my writing progress on each Monday of the month

* An excerpt of my current PhD writing on each Monday of the month, based on newly translated passages from source Tantrik texts

* Two** new Gāyatrī mantra meditation each month; includes a  translation accompanied by a guided mp3 recording for proper pronunciation. 

Kula & Practitioners
$65 or more per month

Pranams!


For your support, you will receive --


* A mp3 recording of a guided Samyoga meditation practice each month. 


* Updates on my writing progress on each Monday of the month  

 

* An excerpt of my current PhD writing on each Monday of the month, based on newly translated passages from source Tantrik texts   


* Two** new Gāyatrī mantra meditation each month; includes a  translation accompanied by a guided mp3 recording for proper pronunciation. 


*Access to my live monthly online webinars AND all of my past webinars (see details in $40 tier description).


Deepest Bow
$108 or more per month

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 (see other tiers for details), plus previous online courses released over time.


 ANNOUNCEMENT (01/22/2019)  - 


For January and February, Patrons at this tier will receive access to my two part video series.

 

Introduction to Tantra: A Visual Journey


  • Part I (January): The Rise of Śakti: The Revolutionary Life-Affirming Teachings of Tantra  (60 min)


  • Part II (February): The Core lineages of Tantrik Śaivism: An Introduction (60 min)


Click here for a preview to this series.


You will also gain access to the following, and will be thanked in. my writings - 


· My Two Chakra Courses Part I & Part II.  

o Click here to preview video clips from these chakra courses. 

*  My 'Wisdom of Tantra' Series. Click here to preview video clips from this series.


You will also be thanked in my writings.