The Yoga Sūtra Unveiled:
The Core teachings on Yoga presented in language accessible to all Practitioners
with Christopher Tompkins
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Śrī Gaṇeśāya Namaḥ || Para-brahmaṇe OṂ
“I Give Honor to Gaṇeśa! I Bow to the Supreme Reality presiding within the syllable OṂ!” (invocation, above)
Join Sanskritist, Scholar, and Yoga Practitioner Christopher Tompkins as he renders the empowering yet cryptic Sūtras of Patañjali into practical teachings that are immediately applicable to the everyday challenges that we all face on the Householder path.
This course is for anyone who desires to live life free from anxiety, from feelings of incompleteness, from worry and fear.
* Approximate 4 hours (audio) of high quality downloadable MP3 recordings. * PDF of key Sūtras in Sanskrit and translation. Presented with guided meditations. See video sample, below.
I. Defining ‘Yoga’ (80 min).
The Yogīs of old claimed that all happiness comes from within, contrary to mainstream thinking. We will immerse in the liberating power of this truth as applied to our life experiences.
II. Addiction to Thinking – the Source of all Suffering (80 min.)
Insight on how over-identifying with the thinking mind creates and perpetuates the ‘cycle’ of our suffering.
III. Why We practice: the Goal of Yoga (80 min.)
Powerful techniques to dissolve the mental conditioning that causes our own suffering in order to reveal the source of all Happiness- the Light of the Self.
Only $55.00. Questions – email@example.com.
“Here’s the problem: nobody has ever been happy in any moment other than the present. The mind can’t be present. That’s the problem. The goal of Yoga is to engage practices that take us into a deeper space of Awareness, at will, which unveil the blissful light of the Self.”
-C. Tompkins, excerpt from course. Find out more by checking out my short clip, below!
Reviews of this Course–
“My husband, who previously imagined that Yoga was ‘not his thing,’ now understands the tradition and its timeless wisdom teachings in a whole new light, after listening to this course.” -B. H., London UK.
This amazingly accessible teaching introduces the empowering teachings of Yoga in a simple way that is compelling to everyone.” - Y.F., New York
“This audio of Christopher’s ‘Experiencing Yoga’ workshop is invaluable to every yogi exploring the depth of yoga beyond the āsanas and to anyone questioning their own source of happiness and suffering. A must!”
-Kia Meaux, founder of Kaya Yoga
“Chris is an extremely knowledgeable and masterful story teller, with Spirit expanding, illuminates life-enhancing concepts from the sacred texts beautifully.”
-C. H., Los Angeles
“Your translations and explanations of the Sanskrit of the Sutras were very enlightening…one message that especially stayed with me was: ‘If you place happiness in the future, it will stay there.’ That is so true…I enjoyed your scholarly and very knowledgeable approach so much. Thank you!”- G.A., Seattle
“Thank you Chris for bringing such a Beautiful, Sacred, and Soul-Warming awareness and Way into my life.” –J.M., Washington D.C.
“Chris is able to weave the teachings and practices into the here and now, as a spontaneous direct experience and living meditation.”–F. R., Paris
“I thoroughly enjoyed the class and was moved by many of your stories….To learn more about the definition and history of yoga was great and peaks my curiosity to continuing learning more.” – Toronto
“I thoroughly enjoyed the class and was moved by many of your stories….To learn more about the definition and history of yoga was great and peaks my curiosity to continuing learning more.”-San Francisco
“Christopher Tompkins provides valuable access to the inner wisdom and yoga practices of the earliest Tantric teachings in way that is transforming and relevant to all.
He is a true gift….”
“Chris is a brilliant, humble, playful, humorous, and intensely skillful scholar/practitioner. My experience learning from and practicing with him has been powerful and deep.”
“I love listening to Chris, who says that darshana (insight teachings) and sadhana (practice) are inextricably linked like heat and fire, and together can bring one to experience divinity.” -Karen Macklin for Yoga Journal
Christopher is one of those rare and precious teachers gifted with the ability to share some of the most esoteric yogic knowledge in a way that cuts right to the essence of the teachings through powerful imagery, personal experiences, heart felt stories, and above all, humor. This audio of his “Defining Yoga” workshop is invaluable to every yogi exploring the depth of yoga beyond the asanas and to anyone questioning their own source of happiness and suffering. A must!
i would be very interested in purchasing the talk but the “buy now” option gives an error in my country (turkey)