The state wherein there is no suffering, no transitory happiness, no object,
no subject, nor numbness either: THAT exists ultimately.

Spanda Kārikās, verse 5

How to access the vibrant dynamism of your true nature

This hybrid online/onsite retreat will focus on the ONLINE participants! You will have the opportunity to ask your questions and connect with the teacher live during sessions.

The Spanda-kārikās, aka the Stanzas of Pulsation, is an astounding 9th century text that explores the innate dynamism of consciousness and how we can access it to live an awakened and liberated life.

We praise the Beneficent Source of the universal activity of the Wheel of Powers of Consciousness, the expansion of which is the arising of the world of one’s experience and the contraction of which is its dissolution. || 1 ||

In the first verse from the First Flow (that is, chapter one) of this scripture, titled “The Pulsation of One’s True Nature”, the awakened master Kallata uses the metaphor of a wheel, the ‘hub’ of the wheel being the uncreated essence-nature of all beings, which expresses most fundamentally as awareness itself, and the spokes of the wheel being the various powers (such as will, cognition, and activity) that are innate to awareness.

He praises the center or Source of the all-pervasive dynamic activity of the Wheel of Powers because the expansion of that ‘Wheel’ is the creation of the world of conscious experience and its contraction is the periodic dissolution of that world (such as, on the small scale, when you go to sleep). In other words, the whole universe of your experience arises as a direct expression of what you are; so as you transform, the world of your experience palpably transforms as well. Therefore, when you access the innate vibrancy of your true nature, the whole world becomes more vibrant and alive for you, pulsating with blissful awareness.

Join us for this live Online Retreat as we immerse in the rich teachings of this sacred text of 52 verses.

Those participants who join us onsite will also have opportunity to ask questions. However, you will be asked to help create a container for our online community and hold space for them as they practice from home.


9:00 – 10:45am – Morning Teachings

12:00 – 2:30pm – Midday Teachings

5:00 – 6:30pm – Afternoon Practice

8:00 – 9:30pm – Evening Practice, Poetry, Satsang and Song


The supported rate is intended for those facing financial challenge and those coming from a country with a weak currency. We rely on the full rate to enable our supported students to join us.

What would it be like to fully realize and embody the Source of all your experience?

Join us!

In this online retreat, you will receive:

Live Q&A during the teaching and practice sessions

Profound guided meditations with Hareesh

Daily in-depth teaching and learning sessions

Updated unpublished translations of the Stanzas on Pulsation

Evening practice sessions with ecstatic kirtan

and more!

Meet Your Guide

Hareesh is founder and head faculty of Tantrika Institute, and the author of Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition and The Recognition Sutras: Illuminating a 1,000-Year-Old Spiritual Masterpiece. Initiated into the practice of yogic meditation at the age of 16, Hareesh received traditional yoga education at ashrams in upstate New York and India. He then gained higher education at university in religion and classics, Sanskrit, and classical Indian religions.

Testimonials from our March retreat:

“Powerful, Transformative and Brilliant is what i have to say about the retreat . Hareeshji can bring the ancient texts to life. The retreat may be online, but you come away from the retreat as if you have spent your whole time in the conference hall in the presence of the goddess and a Master.”

Sita K.

I cannot say thank you all enough! There were many moments when I “grokked” Truth in a very deep way. Tears would express the gratitude but that’s hard to offer through a screen so I’ll just say Om.


“Unspeakably fulfilled by all this retreat offered. Such generosity of spirit from everyone, deep and abiding teachings from Hareesh, body & soul nourished in every way. It was a deeper level of homecoming than ever for me. Om Namah Shivaya.”

Isha B.

Dive into the teachings of Kallata and the richness of vibratory Consciousness!


May 26 – 29, 2022


Tantra Illuminated Online


Full Rate: $300
Supported Rate: $150

The supported rate is intended for those facing financial challenge and those coming from a country with a weak currency. We rely on the full rate to enable our supported students to join us.

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