Christopher Hareesh Wallis

Christopher Hareesh Wallis
Christopher Wallis, also known as Hareesh, was introduced to Indian spirituality at the age of seven and initiated into the practice of yogic meditation at sixteen. His degrees include a B.A. in Religion and Classics from the University of Rochester, an M.A. in Sanskrit from U.C. Berkeley, an M.Phil. in Classical Indian Religions from Oxford, and a Ph.D. on the traditions of Śaiva Tantra from Berkeley. He received traditional education at yoga āshrams in upstate New York and India in meditation, kīrtan, mantra-science, āsana, karma-yoga, and more. He currently teaches meditation, yoga darśana (philosophy), Tantrik philosophy, Sanskrit, mantra-science, and offers spiritual counseling.Hareesh is the Founder and Head Faculty of the Mattamayura Institute. His teachers, mentors, and gurus, in chronological order, include: Gurumayī Chidvilāsānandā (dīkṣā-guru and mūla-guru), Paul Muller-Ortega (Śaiva Tantra and Classical Yoga); Alexis Sanderson (Śaiva and Śākta Tantra and Sanskrit); Marshall Rosenberg (Nonviolent Communication); Somadeva Vasudeva (Śaiva Tantra), Dharmabodhi Sarasvati (Tantrik Yoga); and Adyashanti (Meditation). Hareesh is the author of Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition.

Yoga Workshops with Christopher Hareesh Wallis

Workshop Description From To Location
The Recognition Sutras What does it mean to truly recognize yourself, seeing your innate divinity and your connection to everything? This question is answered in the classic text of Tantrik Yoga, The Recognition Sutras (also known as The Splendor of Recognition)... March 11, 2017 at 12:00 pm March 11, 2017 at 8:00 pm Dumbo
What is Awakening All the ancient masters of yoga without exception say that this practice has a purpose: full awakening to our real nature and radical freedom from all mind-created suffering... March 9, 2017 at 8:15 pm March 9, 2017 at 9:45 pm Dumbo
Seven Steps to Walk the Path of... 12-3:45pm & 6-9pm There are so many yoga traditions, spiritual teachings, and forms of practice that it can be overwhelming... October 18, 2015 at 12:00 pm October 17, 2015 at 9:00 pm Dumbo
What is Yoga? The Ancient and Modern... Yoga is a living tradition arising from the ancient meditative disciplines of India, yet has forgotten much of its own history... October 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm October 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm Dumbo
What is Awakening? Actualize the... All the ancient masters of yoga without exception say that this practice has a purpose: full awakening to our real nature and radical freedom from all mind-created suffering... October 15, 2015 at 8:15 pm October 15, 2015 at 9:30 pm Dumbo
Loving What Is: yoga as embodied... An authentic yoga practice invites us into greater intimacy with reality. This entails two challenges: how do we show up with all of ourselves for the more difficult moments, and how do we stop our mind's stories from distorting reality as it is? We will explore these themes in this dynamic interactive workshop that draws on the ancient wisdom of nondual Śaiva Tantra for deeper insight and support... October 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm October 19, 2013 at 5:00 pm Dumbo
The Essence of Original Tantra Ever wondered what original ancient Tantric tradition actually taught? An exciting opportunity awaits Friday night as internationally trained Sanskrit scholar Christopher Wallis (aka Hareesh) will summarize the essential teachings of original Tantra in a totally accessible way... October 17, 2013 at 8:15 pm October 17, 2013 at 9:00 pm Dumbo