Wisdom Unfolding:
Clarifying View & Practice of Tantrik Yoga
with Christopher Hareesh Wallis
July 19-21, 2019

Christopher Wallis, also known as Hareesh, is a scholar-practitioner with thirty years of experience, having been initiated into the practice of yogic meditation at 16, and fifteen years of formal education. 
He is the author of Tanta Illuminated, about the little understood spiritual tradition of Tantric Shaivism, and The Recognition Sutras, that presents his translation and explanation of the 1,000 year old spiritual masterpeice Pratybjijna-hrday, "The Essence of the Recognition Philosophy".
His degrees include a BA in Religion and Classics from the University of Rochester, a MA in Sanskrit from UC Berkeley, a M.Phil in Classical Indian Religions from Oxford, and a PhD in Sanskrit from UC Berkeley.  His doctoral dissertation focused on the role of spriitual experience in the tradition of Tantric Shaivism.  Additionally, he received traditional education at yoga
ãshrams in update New York and India, training in meditation, mantra-science, kïrtan, karman-yoga, and pedagogy.  He currently teaches meditation, yoga darśana (practical philosophy), Trantrik philosophy, Sanskrit, mantra-science, and offers spiritual counseling. 
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Friday, July 19 | 7:00-9:00pm | $45
Near Enemies to the Truth

What are ‘near enemies to the truth’?  They are slightly distorted versions of spiritual teachings—statements that are close to a profound and subtle truth, but are distorted just enough to make a big difference over time, such as “you create your own reality,” or “everything happens for a reason.” Understanding the Near Enemies to the Truth, and why they are near enemies and not the truth itself, is hugely important for any spiritual seeker who wants to get past the beginner stages and into the deep (and deeply fulfilling) spiritual work. While a Near Enemy can be a Temporary Ally for a beginner, as the stakes get higher in spiritual practice, there is no such thing as ‘close enough’ anymore, and your comforting affirmations must be sacrificed on the altar of truth, or else your spiritual progress stalls. In this workshop, we will go deep into the teachings that have become distorted into cliches and bumper-sticker slogans.

Saturday, July 20 | 2:00-5:00pm | $65
A Wellspring of Power: The Practice of Yoga in the Tantric Mode

Empower your practice of Yoga by exploring what practice in a Tantric mode means, and why it accelerates the effectiveness of yoga on all levels. Explore the influence of Tantrism on modern yoga, and the historical connection between the two. Discover what the term "yoga" really means in the original Sanskrit texts, and how Tantrism refined the nature of yoga for the modern age. Explore practice on a subtle level, analyzing the challenges that arise in our practice and how they can be overcome.

Sunday, July 21 | 2:00-5:00pm | $65
Why Chakras, Nādīs and Bindus Matter in your Practice

On the subject of the chakras, misunderstandings and woolly thinking are rife. Hareesh's blog on this subject is his most popular writing to date, receiving nearly 200,000 views, demonstrating the enormous interest in this topic. This workshop, by popular demand, will seek to set the record straight, explaining clearly the traditional teachings on the yogic subtle body, also known as the energy body. A Tantrik scholar is the ideal person to teach on this topic, since the systemization of the subtle body and the mapping of the chakras originated within Tantrik Yoga.


Registration for all three teachings:  $150
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Friday, July 19 | 7:00-9:00pm | $45 | Near Enemies to the Truth
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Saturday, July 20 | 2:00-5:00pm | $65 | A Wellspring of Power
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Sunday, July 21 | 2:00-5:00pm | $65 | Why Chakras, Nādīs and Bindus Matter in your Practice
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