Our course to accompany the book

6 hours of content, 1 video per sutra, Meditation Mp3s and bonus content that you can keep forever. 

Our aim with The Sutra Project is to illuminate the teachings while honoring your life's rhythm. We know that most of you don't have hours and hours per week to dive into videos and intense study. That's why we have created this format, without compromising on the integrity and content of this rich and deeply resonant text. 

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The Recognition Sutras

This text, the Pratyabhijñā-hrdaya, is one of the most powerful and revelatory spiritual masterpieces of world history, and is one of the primary sources for the study and practice of Yoga in general and nondual Tantrik Yoga in particular.

It describes 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.

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

Most of us have been exposed to ‘bumper sticker’ spirituality—vague, ambiguous statements like “we are all one”, “you create your own reality” or “we are all connected”. 

But what do they really mean and how do we experience the reality that these phrases glibly allude to? 

Without a deeper understanding of the coherent and comprehensive tradition from which these ideas spring, they can be nothing more than feel-good affirmations, meaningless without a practical foundation. 

That is what happens when the Tantrik teachings are translated without knowledge of their wider context. This is why we have created this course.

If you would like to understand more about your fundamental nature then this course will be most helpful - more serenity and peace for you is the most likely result.
— PER ~ Current student on the course
I wish to express my gratitude for your guidance on this amazing journey. I simply love the way this is broken down and find myself returning over and over again to view these recordings multiples times…each time getting something more for contemplation.
— P.G ~ Current student with The Sutra Project

If you have ever asked yourself these questions then this course is for you: 

What is the fundamental nature of a human being?

How do we acquire valid insight, undistorted by our past conditioning?

Is consciousness a static witness or a dynamic process?

Does awareness create reality?

How do we become free of suffering?

This course is for you if:

  • You want to immerse yourself in the philosophy of Tantrik Yoga 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 tradition (found in Chapter 18 of the text, these have never been translated accurately before) These are the meditations taught in the text itself, and are said by the tradition to be a complete sadhana—that is, all you need to realize your true nature and experience liberation. 

  • You want depth of insight and recognition of your true nature but live a full life and therefore have limited opportunity for study. You desire a focused course that cuts out anything extraneous and goes right to the core of the teachings, without losing any of the meaning. 

  • You want access to the expertise of a professional Sanskrit scholar who is also a long-term practitioner.

An incredible experience. Clear, precise and just in time for me. Recommended to all who are interested in the subjuect, especially yoga practitioners. “Beginners Mind” is not just a concept :) Thank you for all this wonderful offering.
— P.F ~ Current Student with The Sutra Project
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Concise, clear and practical videos

One video = One sutra 

These videos give you access to the knowledge of the scholarly community, made accessible to the practitioner in plain english! 

Hareesh has refined his brand new translation again and again over seven years and studied the text with the world's foremost scholar of Tantra.

He brings a very heartfelt devotion to the spiritual path to these videos, which keeps them from ever being dry and boring.  


Study Guides

There is a PDF study guide for you to deepen your contemplations and learn practices based on the sutras.  The study guide includes:

  • word-by-word breakdown of the sutras

  • alternate translations

  • key points from the video

  • contemplation questions and exercises to bring the teachings into your life

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Bonus content

We have created audios to illuminate and guide you deeper into the sutras - 7 practical meditations from the text. 

Almost none of these powerful techniques are known to the yoga mainstream today, and they are nowhere to be found on the Internet.

So this practice transmission is a precious opportunity to deeply enrich your spiritual life. You can listen to the audios until these techniques are memorized, and then use them as micro-meditations in everyday life.  

An elegant, easeful course site

  • You can access it through any of your devices and stream videos wherever you have wifi.

  • To begin a discussion or raise a question, a simple click begins the thread, direct to Hareesh.

  • Audios will be downloadable for you to listen while offline.

  • The site will easily track your progress as you move along the course, displaying which videos you have watched and what percentage of the course you have completed.

  • You can of course go back and repeat any of the videos at any time.


The investment 

Is $108 for lifelong access to the material. 

Here's the transmission: 

  • Understand the nature of the mind and how we create our own suffering
  • Discover what it really means to be a 'divine being having a human experience', and
  • Experience practices and techniques that can lead to sustainable, embodied transformation
  • Immerse in one of the foundational texts of Tantrik Yoga
  • Practice rarely taught, powerful techniques you cannot find on the internet or in a yoga studio
  • Recognise your true nature and live in that space of awareness without the need to sit for hours a day in meditation

True understanding and clarity makes the complex simple. 

This course is a distillation of the essence of the Recognition teachings in just 7 hours total. As a scholar-practitioner who has studied and lived the text for seven years, Hareesh is uniquely qualified to present it in its most accurate, concentrated form. 

It is this integrity, combined with consummate scholarship, candor and lightness, that makes this a one of a kind course.

Here's your guide. 

Hareesh has four (yes, four...) university degrees in the related areas of Religion and Classics, Indian Philosophy, and Sanskrit.

While he has great love for the Indian spiritual traditions, he sees that they are, like all the world's traditions, a mixture of wisdom, banalities and intriguing possibilities.  

Despite becoming mostly nonreligious, I continue to study and practice within specific yogic and Tantrik lineages because of my great respect and love for specific teachers in those lineages. Scriptures like The Recognition Sutras, the Vijñaana-bhairava-tantra, and the Yoga-sutra have much to offer any spiritual seeker utilizing meditation or awareness-cultivation practices, regardless of whether s/he is religious or not.
— Hareesh
What a beautiful offering you have created to present to an expanded community in the form of the Sutra Project!

The web platform, design, navigation and content are intuitive and beautifully potent. I have found it easeful to jump into your flowing invitation like a gentle stream. I appreciate the design of the course to allow me to swim to a shore and rest in contemplation of it all, or to forge ahead in the pull of the current.
— A.B ~ Current student of The Sutra Project
So many ah-ha moments. Life-changing wisdom. Huge paradigm shifts
— R.R. ~ Current student of The Sutra Project
I am so impressed with the beauty and professionalism in the creation of this course - so user friendly and full of rich content. The videos are so well done and it is easy to feel connected with Hareesh as he speaks - there is so much clarity and profundity in what he shares. Thank you for your tireless work and offering of such a splendid and dynamic course!
— K.D ~ Current Student of The Sutra Project

Frequently Asked Questions... 

How long will it take to complete this course? 

We recommend watching the videos at your own pace and revisiting them as you wish.  

Do I have time for this? 

If you have between 20 and 30 minutes per week to watch a couple of videos, then yes. The study guides act as your notes, so you can simply watch and absorb. Optionally, you can take another hour per week to do the practices and engage the contemplation questions given in the study guides.  

If you prefer audio to video, you can download the mp3s of the videos and listen to them while walking or driving.  There will also be a few guided meditation mp3s that will not appear as videos.

This is why we chose this format — with each teaching given in a bite-sized chunk (between 4 and 14 minutes) you are much more likely to keep going through the course to get to the deeper nuggets of wisdom at the end. 

Which other courses on the sutras will you be releasing next? 

We plan to roll out the following texts over time: the Shiva-sutra, Lotus Sutra, Mama Sutras, and more! 

How do I access it and what do I need?

You need internet access and can access the course via an app on your mobile device or via your laptop or desktop computer. Videos will be streamed but audios and study guides are downloadable.  

Do you offer any kind of a guarantee? 

We are so sure that you will find this the clearest explanation of the sutras you’ve ever heard, we offer a money-back guarantee if you complete the whole course and don’t believe it was well worth the investment.

Since so much work has gone into this program, we do not offer refunds unless you have completed the course and have not gained benefit from the teachings. If this is the case, please do contact us directly by filling out the form below. 

Is there guidance on how I can integrate these teachings into my practice, teaching and/or life? 

Yes. The Study Guides present exercises and contemplation questions and the guided meditations provide practical ways to integrate the teachings into your everyday life. 

Is this a new translation? 

Yes. Hareesh has created a fresh and accessible translation for the 21st century, one rigorously faithful to the original Sanskrit yet highly readable. 

Did we answer your questions? If not, fill in this form and our team will get back to you personally. 

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Disclaimer: By registering for "The Sutra Project // The Recognition Sutras" I accept that all the information contained are for educational purposes and do not guarantee results.

I fully accept responsibility for anything that may arise as I participate in this program. 

* Since so much work has gone into this program, we do not offer refunds unless you have completed the course (watched all of the videos) and have not gained benefit from the teachings. If this is the case, please do contact us directly by filling out the form above.