The Blossoming of Awareness: a teaching on nondual Tantrik Yoga

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  • Berkeley, CA -

Join us for a daylong deep dive into the teachings and practices of nondual Tantrik Yoga with renowned author and teacher Christopher Wallis

This dynamic daylong immersion will be a deep dive into the teachings and practices of nondual Tantrik Yoga. Sanskrit scholar and traditional teacher of the Trika lineage Christopher Wallis (aka Hareesh) will provide an orientation to the View of nondual Shaiva Tantra and share examples of the two principal types of practice from that tradition: awareness cultivation and activation of the energy-body. This daylong immersion promises a fresh take on practices familiar to those acquainted with classical Tantra or Vajrayāna, but will also be accessible to those new to these teachings. (Some meditation experience is recommended but not required.)

Dr. Christopher Wallis, author of Tantra Illluminated and The Recognition Sutras, is a world-renowned teacher of nondual Shaiva Tantra with decades of experience. Educated at Berkeley and Oxford, he now lives in Portugal. This is his first teaching engagement in California in several years.


Christopher Wallis, also known as Hareesh, is a Sanskritist and scholar-practitioner of Classical Tantra with thirty years of experience. He was initiated by a traditional Indian guru at the age of sixteen, and received education at yoga āshrams, both in India and the West.

Subsequently, he engaged in fourteen years of formal education in Sanskrit, South Asian Studies, and classical Indian religions.

Hareesh teaches classical Tantric philosophy and Tantric practices, meditation, Sanskrit, and mantra-science to an engaged online community of practitioners. He is the Founder of Tantra Illuminated Online, an online learning portal where all his courses and teachings are available. He also offers workshops, retreats and classes in person in Portugal and around the world.

He combines his own practice of more than 25 years with a rigorous inquiry into the original Sanskrit sources to accurately translate and bring to modern practitioners this ancient nondual wisdom. The practices aim to facilitate both spiritual awakening and enhanced well-being for people in all walks of life. His community of students frequently praise his deep love for the tradition and the clarity of his thought and expression.

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