What does it mean to recognize your true nature? 

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.

My 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.
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


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 his awesome ability as a teacher and spiritual guide.
— Kathy


Tuition is $495 (less than $15/hr of professional instruction). A payment plan is available.

Financial hardship scholarships are available; to apply email here


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.
— a San Francisco student

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 book, The Recognition Sutrasexplores 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).