REVEALING THE TANTRIC ORIGINS OF HAṬHA YOGA
A grassroots Fundraiser two writing projects of Christopher Tompkins, with a special gift to all donors (below).
Fundraising Goal: $50,000. Any contribution is appreciated.
I am reaching out for your financial support so that I may accomplish the following goals. Sadly, without help I will not have the funding necessary to complete this invaluable work as planned.
Revealing the Tantric Origins of Haṭha Yoga: two goals that need your support–
I. Dissertation. Your donation will help me to complete and submit my PhD on the Tantric Origins of Haṭha Yoga, to the University of California this year (2013). This dissertation finally reveals, for the first time, the revolutionary practice of original Tantric Yoga, based on seven years of painstaking research in hundreds of un-translated source Tantras.
II. Book Project. In addition, your donation will directly support me to write my book, entitled The Tantric Origins of Haṭha Yoga. Already under contract with a publisher, this book will be highly accessible to non-scholars while retaining the academic integrity of my dissertation. For more details on my dissertation, please click here.
My Gift for your Support-
“AN INTRODUCTION TO TANTRA AND THE ORIGINS OF HAṬHA YOGA: A VISUAL JOURNEY”
* My two hour video introduction to the Tantric Tradition (specs below) * Recorded and painstakingly edited in February of 2013 * $100 VALUE * Available here for the first time * Sample clip =>
As a gesture of my heart-felt gratitude for your generous donation, you will automatically receive this unprecedented introduction into the empowering, life-affirming wisdom of the Tantric tradition and the revolutionary, innovative system of Yoga that defined it. Accessible to everyone, this beautiful visual journey is great way to begin or to refine your journey on the yogic path and is accompanied by a many newly translated teachings that will inspire your heart and empower your practice!
* The Descent of Śakti and the Tantric Creation of the Universe
* Defining the Tantric tradition and its revolutionary offerings
* The radical, life-affirming philosophical vision of Tantra
* The Innovation of Tantric (Hatha) Yoga as an inner daily ritual
* The Eight Major Lineages of Tantra: A Visual Journey
* The ‘divinely revealed’ texts of the Tantric tradition: stunning manuscripts revealed for the first time
*The Yogic symbolism of the Śiva Naṭarāja (the ‘Lord of the Dance’); see clip above.
“Chris is one of the most knowledgeable scholar-practitioners in the field of Tantric Studies and Yoga that I know. Anyone who has the opportunity to attend any sessions with Chris would benefit from his deep insight and personal knowledge of spiritual practices and scriptures.”
–Swami Khecaranatha, Founder of Rudramandir
“If you’ve been interested in Tantric Shaivism, I have found all aspects of Christopher Tompkins’ approach to be truly inspiring. He is able to weave the teachings and practices into the here and now, as a spontaneous direct experience and living meditation.”
“Chris is a extremely knowledgeable and masterful story teller, with Spirit expanding, illuminates life-enhancing concepts from the sacred texts beautifully.”