The Recognition Sutras Full Course

Hareesh Wallis

  Ready to dive into the new book, The Recognition Sutras by Christopher Hareesh Wallis? Do it with him! 30 hours, 25 videos, clear study guide, guided meditations, and bonus materials all on the sleek TRU Education Portal The divine ...
 

Ready to dive into the new book, The Recognition Sutras by Christopher Hareesh Wallis? Do it with him!

30 hours, 25 videos, clear study guide, guided meditations, and bonus materials all on the sleek TRU Education Portal

The divine essence of your innermost being is ever-present, but only becomes fully available to you when you learn how to recognize it: so says the Pratyabhijñā-hṛdayama sacred Tantrik text that informed and influenced the development of nondual spirituality in India and beyond, but has never been accurately translated into English -- until now.

"Working with these amazing teachings and a masterful guide feeds my soul to the point of perfect satiation! Hareesh is so articulate and has a way of making these sutras accessible to those truly wanting to receive them. He cares deeply for the practice and all those who choose to partake in it.  Thank you Hareesh for being a glistening mirror, reflecting the truth and love within all hearts."  ~Jessica


About this Course

swarajyamag sanskrit text readHareesh Wallis's second book is a complete translation and explanation of this spiritual masterpiece, published under the title The Recognition Sutras, September 2017. This 30 hour online course, Hareesh takes you on an in depth journey through the book with characteristic illuminating spiritual insight woven with academic rigor and critical thinking.  The Recognition Sūtras describe with incredible precision the process by which Universal Consciousness contracts into embodied form (i.e., you), temporarily gets lost in that form and forgets its true nature, then realizes itself once again, and experiences seamless unity with the Whole.

The Recognition Sutras Full Course is for you if:

  • You want to immerse yourself in Tantrik Yoga philosophy and dive deep into one of its foundational texts
  • You deeply appreciate in depth examination of descriptions of reality, and are more averse to fluff and woo
  • You would like to learn some of the most vital and effective practices ever discovered by the Tantrik Yoga tradition (found in Chapter 18 of the text, these have never been translated accurately before)
  • You want access to a community of kindred spirits, awake with curiosity and alive with passion for the spiritual path and ripe with sharp intellect and open hearts
  • You want access to the expertise of a professional Sanskrit scholar who is also a long-term practitioner.
"Hareesh Wallis' Recognition class has been a transformative experience in my yogic education. The text itself and Hareesh's translation and commentary are moving, powerful, and applicable to so many facets of our life and inquiry as yogins. Yet beyond the text, it was Hareesh's dedication to his students and to addressing (and, at times, anticipating) their need for background information to more fully access the text under study that made the class a singular experience." ~student

You will receive:

  • One year access to this in depth course leading you through Hareesh's book
  • 25 one hour videos going over the content of the book recorded live with a class
  • Clear study guide to deepen your embodiment of the practices and course material.
  • Guided meditations and the nine key Tantrik practices that support your recognition of your true nature.
  • A private community forum for students to engage with Hareesh and each other with rich content and conversation
  • bonus audio download for every video -  yours to keep forever
  • option to extend your time on the site after the year

The transmission:

  • Understanding the nature of the mind and how we create our own suffering,
  • Discovering what it really means to be a 'divine being having a human experience', and
  • Experiencing practices and techniques that can lead to sustainable, embodied transformation.
"Hareesh's academic rigor, the level of his own spiritual development, his fiery passion for spreading this knowledge and his open heart is, quite simply, a recipe for mighty powerful transmission. My study with him has been a life altering experience; I cannot say enough about Hareesh Wallis’ awesome ability as a teacher and spiritual guide." ~Kathy

Faculty:

Hareesh Wallis: A highly decorated scholar with a Masters of Philosophy in Classical Indian Religions from the University of Oxford, a MA in Sanskrit and a Ph.D. in the tradition of Shiava Tantra from the University of California, Berkeley, he has also received traditional yogic education at ashrams in India, Thailand, and New York. Hareesh teaches internationally on meditation, yoga philosophy, Sanskrit, and chanting, and he also offers spiritual coaching. His teaching balances accuracy with accessibility, profundity with clarity, and intellectual integrity with heart-expanding inspiration. For more about Hareesh see Our Teachers page.


The Text

Hareesh (aka Christopher Wallis, PhD) is so far the only scholar-practitioner to accurately translate into English Kshemarāja’s 50-page explanation of his own sūtras. His new book, The Recognition Sutras, explores the full text and its transformative implications in clear and illuminating language to empower the modern aspirant. This course comprises the first public reading of this about-to-be published book. Each sūtra is explained in detail by the original author, Kshemarāja, Abhinavagupta’s successor (these masters are to medieval India what Plato and Socrates were to ancient Greece).

"I feel blessed for being able to attend these online classes. With them, I practice presence, I nourish the loving awareness within, and I tend the fire of the most beautiful heart to heart connection of all. I finish every class in awe, with so many tools and ideas to work with, grateful beyond words. Hareesh's teachings leave one's heart empowered, yet humbled. Every encounter is a wonderful manifestation of unconditional love." ~ Laura

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. I got a bookmark promo code, where do I put that? When you click on the big red registration button, you will have a clear opportunity to enter a "discount code" at checkout.
  2. How does this relate to the The Recognition Sutras class offered by the Yoga Sutra Project? The YSP course is a mini, very abbreviated take on this text with only six hours of content and is not offered by TRU. This course is the in depth version and has 30 hours of content, a large community on the forum, and is designed to take you on a complete guided journey through Hareesh's book, The Recognition Sutras.
  3. How does this course relate to Mattamayura Institute's "Heart of Recognition Course"? This course is going over the same scripture, but with a new format and updated edition, in which we do deeper because of the completion of Hareesh's published book on the text (2017). This course has Hareesh's book as its foundation, which was inspired from his teaching of the Heart of Recognition course 3 times with MMI. There is definitely much to explore for anyone who has completed that program previously with this newly designed course. This is the exact same course that was offered in the spring of 2016 and 2017 online and in the bay Area.
  4. How does this relate to the Soul Immersion? This course is a subset of the Soul Immersion curriculum, comprising the textual study portion of that program, which is additionally 100+ more hours of content and practices. It is especially suited for students who want to go deeper into their studies of Nondual Shaiva Tantra Yoga with Hareesh but are not able to do the Immersion.
  5. Where are these classes recorded? These are recorded during a live class with students on the weekends in two 2 1/2 hour blocks at Wildcat Retreat Center in Richmond, California. These are edited into 4 one hour long videos.
  6. More Questions? Contact Us
 

Fire & Nectar Retreat ~ Hareesh & Hannah Muse

Hareesh Wallis

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The Power of Recognition

Hareesh Wallis Hareesh Wallis, Local, Online

Registration is closed for this course. The divine essence of your innermost being is ever-present, but only becomes fully available to you when you learn how to recognize it: so says the Pratyabhijñā-hṛdayam, a sacred Tantrik text that informed and influenced ...
Registration is closed for this course. The divine essence of your innermost being is ever-present, but only becomes fully available to you when you learn how to recognize it: so says the Pratyabhijñā-hṛdayama sacred Tantrik text that informed and influenced the development of nondual spirituality in India and beyond, but has never been accurately translated into English -- until now.

Exploring a profound yogic text
Faculty: Hareesh Wallis, MPhil, PhD
Dates: April 28- October 30

Watch the First class free Below

"Working with these amazing teachings and a masterful guide feeds my soul to the point of perfect satiation! Hareesh is so articulate and has a way of making these sutras accessible to those truly wanting to receive them.  He cares deeply for the practice and all those who choose to partake in it.  Thank you Hareesh for being a glistening mirror, reflecting the truth and love within all hearts."  ~Jessica

Course Description

swarajyamag sanskrit text readHareesh Wallis's second book is a complete translation and explanation of this spiritual masterpiece, which will be published under the title The Recognition Sutras. The book will be officially published this September, but you will receive an advance copy when you sign up for this five month in-depth online course on the text.

The Recognition Sūtras describe with incredible precision the process by which Universal Consciousness contracts into embodied form (i.e., you), temporarily gets lost in that form and forgets its true nature, then realizes itself once again, and experiences seamless unity with the Whole.

The Power of Recognition online course is for you if:

  • You want to immerse yourself in Tantrik Yoga philosophy and dive deep into one of its foundational texts
  • You would like to learn some of the most vital and effective practices ever discovered by the Tantrik Yoga tradition (found in Chapter 18 of the text, these have never been translated accurately before)
  • You want access to a community of kindred spirits, awake with curiosity and alive with passion for the spiritual path
  • You want access to the expertise of a professional Sanskrit scholar who is also a long-term practitioner.

"Hareesh Wallis' Heart of Recognition class has been a transformative experience in my yogic education. The text itself and Hareesh's translation and commentary are moving, powerful, and applicable to so many facets of our life and inquiry as yogins. Yet beyond the text, it was Hareesh's dedication to his students and to addressing (and, at times, anticipating) their need for background information to more fully access the text under study that made the class a singular experience." ~student

You will receive:

  • Weekly one hour class on video and audio (.mp3) for nearly five months.
  • A pre-release copy of Hareesh’s book The Recognition Sutras.
  • A study guide to deepen your embodiment of the practices and course material.
  • Guided meditations and the nine key Tantrik practices that support your recognition of your true nature.
  • A private community forum for students to engage with Hareesh and each other.

The transmission:

  • Understanding the nature of the mind and how we create our own suffering,
  • Discovering what it really means to be a 'divine being having a human experience', and
  • Experiencing practices and techniques that can lead to sustainable, embodied transformation.

"Hareesh's academic rigor, the level of his own spiritual development, his fiery passion for spreading this knowledge and his open heart is, quite simply, a recipe for mighty powerful transmission. My study with him has been a life altering experience; I cannot say enough about Hareesh Wallis’ awesome ability as a teacher and spiritual guide." ~Kathy

You will be redirected to our Portal livetru.education. If you have not yet made an account with us, you will be prompted to do that before you can register.

  • Payment plan available upon registration.
  • Financial Hardship Scholarships available. Apply Here.

Faculty:

Full_HareeshHareesh Wallis: A highly decorated scholar with a Masters of Philosophy in Classical Indian Religions from the University of Oxford, a MA in Sanskrit and a Ph.D. in the tradition of Shiava Tantra from the University of California, Berkeley, he has also received traditional yogic education at ashrams in India, Thailand, and New York. Hareesh teaches internationally on meditation, yoga philosophy, Sanskrit, and chanting, and he also offers spiritual coaching. His teaching balances accuracy with accessibility, profundity with clarity, and intellectual integrity with heart-expanding inspiration. For more about Hareesh see Our Teachers page.

Details Of the Course

The Text

Hareesh (aka Christopher Wallis, PhD) is so far the only scholar-practitioner to accurately translate into English Kshemarāja’s 50-page explanation of his own sūtras.

His new book, The Recognition Sutras, explores the full text and its transformative implications in clear and illuminating language to empower the modern aspirant. This course comprises the first public reading of this about-to-be published book.

Each sūtra is explained in detail by the original author, Kshemarāja, Abhinavagupta’s successor (these masters are to medieval India what Plato and Socrates were to ancient Greece).

"I feel blessed for being able to attend these online classes. With them, I practice presence, I nourish the loving awareness within, and I tend the fire of the most beautiful heart to heart connection of all. I finish every class in awe, with so many tools and ideas to work with, grateful beyond words. Hareesh's teachings leave one's heart empowered, yet humbled. Every encounter is a wonderful manifestation of unconditional love." ~ Laura

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. How does this relate to the Yoga Sutra Project? It doesn't, that is a separate course not offered by TRU and the texts are unrelated in author.
  2. How does this course relate to Mattamayura Institute's "Heart of Recognition Course" (self study or local)? This course is going over the same scripture, but with a new format and updated edition, in which we do deeper because of the completion of Hareesh's unpublished book on the text. This course has Hareesh's book as its foundation, which was inspired from his teaching of the Heart of Recognition course 3 times with MMI. There is definitely much to explore for anyone who has completed that program previously with this newly designed course. This is the exact same course that was offered in the spring of 2016 online and in the bay Area.
  3. How does this relate to the Soul Immersion? This course is a subset of the Soul Immersion curriculum, comprising the textual study portion of that program, which is additionally 100+ more hours of content and practices. It is especially suited for students who want to go deeper into their studies of Nondual Shaiva Tantra Yoga with Hareesh but are not able to do the Immersion.
  4. How do I get a payment plan? Payment plans are available to anyone and can be signed up for on demand during the course registration process. A deposit of $108 registers you for the course and there is a payment schedule specified on checkout. Invoices are sent when due, and unpaid invoices lead to a student being locked out of the course website until paid. No one needs to apply for a payment plan. There is a financing fee for this service.
  5. Where are these classes recorded? These are recorded during a live class with students on the weekends in two 2 1/2 hour blocks. These are edited into 4 one hour long videos and posted one per week, with the exception of some weeks assignments and practices being posted.

Soul Immersion Online 2017

Hareesh Wallis Cristina Star Ryan, Hareesh Wallis, Online, Scott Blossom

This unique immersion program is designed for students eager to take their awakening practices to a deeper level as well as experienced practitioners who wish to explore the benefits of continued commitment to a daily rhythm of practice with the support of an empowering community.
 

2017 COURSE IS FULL -- no longer accepting applications, 2018 applications open in December.

 

This unique immersion program is designed for students eager to take their awakening practices to a deeper level as well as experienced practitioners who wish to explore the benefits of continued commitment to a daily rhythm of practice with the support of an empowering community.

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Applications Closed

Deadline March 14th, 2017 Course is FULL

“The immersion was an unquestionably transformational experience. Coming out the other side, the world feels completely different: radiant, harmonious, bursting with beauty in the smallest detail"

~ Immersion graduate




In the following video Hareesh explains how the popular version of yoga can lead you to the inner yogas presented in this immersion.



“The Immersion has been the most powerful, transformative, and impactful experience of my spiritual practice. Hareesh and the team delivered authentic Tantrik teachings and practices that have filled my being with compassion, acceptance, and joy for others and the world exactly as they are. I know of no better method for empowerment and self-acceptance than this immersion program.”


Program Description:

This immersion is a unique opportunity to gain a thorough grounding in the Tantrik “View teachings” that are traditionally understood to be a prerequisite to successful practice, and to learn those foundational practices that are not given publicly, but only within the container of a committed community.

Students receive this transmission of View and practice from Hareesh, an inspiring and approachable teacher who is both an award-winning scholar and a long-term practitioner.

Furthermore, students learn from accomplished guest faculty on topics such as Ayurvedic cleansing, prana cultivation, and aligning with natural cycles adding up to a powerfully integrated and life-changing program.

This is more than a course: it is a complete immersion, a total process, a well-rounded spiritual and educational experience designed to bring about a permanent shift in your default state: living from your individual essence nature, or “Soul”.

The Immersion Includes:

  • lucidly presented wisdom teachings from Shaiva Tantra Yoga
  • complete yogic lifestyle guide to support the practices
  • powerful awareness cultivation, centering techniques, and energy body practices
  • individualized guidance with tailoring all content
  • illuminating reading and writing assignments
  • practicing in supportive online community with well organized support

presented during:

  • organized central course website
  • online weekly workshops posted in streaming video (vimeo) and audio download (mp3)
  • interactive forum with assignments and Q&A
  • live webinar Q & A calls
  • pdf reading materials and worksheets
  • individual freedom to watch the videos at any point after they are posted (until the website closes)
  • connection to other students with a weekly buddy assignment
  • one-on-one phone or skype check-ins with Hareesh– in person option for local students
  • guest  teachings by Scott Blossom & Cristina Star
  • 4 night retreat at Shambala Mountain Retreat Center, Colorado

*A 150 hour Certificate of Completion is awarded in Yoga Philosophy and practice which can be used to apply for CEUs with Yoga Alliance or other registries.

"The immersion course has lit a path for me out of the darkness. It has taught me how to accept what is. I’m still walking on that path, and with Hareesh’s teachings and guidance, I can see the sun shining, more and more brightly, each day."




Format:

All students study videos, audio recordings, readings, have forum conversations, and utilize worksheets located on a central TRU education website over six months as well as attend a four-night retreat. Students are presented with numerous techniques to incorporate into a transformative daily practice which creates the foundation for fully awakening to one’s essence-nature, and stabilizing in living immersed in that.

Minimum commitment is one hour each day as well as shifts in lifestyle, and additional 2-5 hours per week of content ongoing, with greater investment in the first 2 weeks; however we offer enough content to practice with for 1-2 years. Each student receives 4 personal sessions with Hareesh to discuss and tune the practices and lots of support on the forum from faculty and the admin team.

Bonus: All participants can attend select teachings events with Hareesh's during the program dates as a guest.


What is Awakening?

This free video workshop is a prerequisite to this course, and gives a super clear description of the goal of this program.

Apply Now

About the Faculty:

HareeshPrimary Faculty: Hareesh (Christopher Wallis, Ph.D.) offers teaching that balances accuracy with accessibility, profundity with clarity, and intellectual integrity with heart-expanding inspiration. As a gifted scholar, he holds an M.A. in Sanskrit from U.C. Berkeley, an M.Phil. in Classical Indian Religions from the University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley on the traditions of Tantrik Shaivism. He has received traditional Yogic education at ashrams in India, Thailand, and New York and teaches internationally on meditation, yoga philosophy, sanskrit, and mantra science. He is the author of Tantra Illuminated, the only thorough introduction to Shaiva Tantra that is accessible to non-academics, and is the founder of The Mattamayura Institute.

Cristina StarGuest Faculty & Program Director: Cristina Star Ryan has practiced yoga and meditation for over 20 years and integrates the practices into every facet of life. She holds a degree in Physics from UC Berkeley, and worked as a research scientist before focusing her efforts on creating the Mattamayura Institute and TRU. She has taught yoga asana, meditation, and feminine aspects of living in balance and encourages students to connect with deeper patterns of their nature and courageously live from there.

scott blossom

Guest Faculty: Scott Blossom is a Traditional Chinese Medical practitioner, Shadow Yoga teacher, and Ayurvedic Consultant. He has been studying yoga for over nineteen years and teaching for thirteen. He offers profound insights into the nature of the human experience and awakening with yoga, health, and prana through a highly accessible direct teaching style. He offers powerfully healing and integrative medical care and Shadow Yoga courses in the Bay Area.

“The Immersion that I had the honor to be a part of was in one word: transformative. Hareesh and Cristina have constructed a program steeped in wisdom, acceptance, and careful guidance that invites all involved to explore and discover the richness of a balanced life. With a wealth of knowledge and experience to share, they continually offer the most generous of gifts to the world.”



Pricing

  • You must apply for this program. Deposit is due upon acceptance to register.
  • Retreat is mandatory part of the program, though permission from instructor granted for special circumstances
  • Housing options for retreat range: $425- $1050
  • Small additional cost for minimal supplies and reading materials
  • Payment plans available over seven months
  • Work trade partial scholarships available: Apply for a scholarship here
  • No refunds after startdate

Faculty: Hareesh Wallis with guests Scott Blossom, Ekabhumi Ellik, & Cristina Star
Dates: Date Change: April 15 - October 15, 2017
Location: ONLINE
Prerequisite: 40 Day Awareness Challenge or consent of Instructor
Tradition Emphasis: Shaiva TantraYoga
Associated Courses: What is Awakening, Spring Renewal Cleanse, 40 Day Awareness Challenge

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“…almost every single person the immersion testified that it was a life-changing experience. Nothing could possibly exemplify the significance of transmission vs. teaching better than the 25 glowing faces I had the blessing to witness at our closing retreat….”

~Hareesh, primary teacher

"The immersion provided the support and focus I feel was lacking in my practice life. Many of my perspectives and attitudes have shifted in ways that I know will affect my life permanently.  I am grateful.  I found the course information heavy, so I have valuable material that I can continue to revisit and explore in an effort to keep my mind and heart nourished. The course has provided me with confidence in my personal practices and awareness of where I need continued support. I am additionally appreciative of the tools i now have to address whatever arises."

~2015 graduate

“[This Immersion] is an opportunity to dive deeply into a Tantrik Sadhana as well as integrate the insights and openings of continuous practice into our urban lives and relationships. The format allows a digestion and integration of spiritual teachings over a year that unfolds more deeply than on a retreat or workshop away from daily life. Hareesh is the most available and caring teacher I have had the honor of working with and I feel deeply grateful to have a wise guide and friend. This immersion echos a feeling for the experience of being part of a Tantrik kula a thousand years ago, practicing deeply within a small community with direct guidance and support from a wise friend.”  

~Raia, Immersion graduate

“Nothing has brought me greater joy than supporting the incredible personal transformations that occur during and after the Immersion. This program offers precious depth and integrity that is rare in the cacophony of new age fluff spirituality. Year after year I am awed by the fast impact these ancient practices have when integrated into the modern life with passion and commitment. This is truly a science.”

~ Cristina, director of the program