RELATE TO OTHERS FROM YOUR DEEPEST TRUTH
The arena of close relationships is often where we struggle most in life. We need a new paradigm, a coherent design for living, a value set that brings clarity to the ways we relate, coupled with modes of compassionate communication that help us understand each other.
This groundbreaking workshop draws on key teachings of the original Tantrik tradition that provide the clarity so needed in this area of life. We will explore in detail how the core Tantrik values of autonomy, radical authenticity, openness, self-empowerment, and intimacy with reality play out in relationships of all kinds- platonic, friends, family, work colleges, as well as romantic relationships
How can you be 100% true to yourself and still get your needs met? How can you fully respect the principle of consent while exercising your full autonomy?
How can we honour each person's experience while simultaneously not getting caught in their mind-games? And how can we acknowledge the truth of oneness without falling into the trap of spiritual bypassing?
All these questions and more will be explored in depth, and you will receive Hareesh's unpublished "10 Principles of Awakened Relating".
Bonus topics: polyamory, neotantra, and spiritual bypassing
-Indepth and interactive discussions
- Awareness cultivation techniques
-Practices for healing and integration of challenging emotions and memories
- Partner exercises & energy-body practices
** in this retreat we are not working with sexual energy
Christopher Wallis, Ph.D., also known as Hareesh, is a rare kind of teacher: one who is fluent in Sanskrit, who has received lineage-transmission from multiple streams, and has completed the highest level of academic study of the tradition he practices.
Hareesh is 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.
If you’re seeking authoritative knowledge of classical Tantra and Tantrik Yoga, there are only a handful of English-speaking teachers in the world who have those qualifications. Hareesh is the first of them to teach on Koh- Phangan.
An open-air yoga shala located in peaceful surroundings 13 minutes from Thongsala main town and 10 minutes taxi or motorbike ride from Sri Thanu beach town. An upper story oasis with panoramic mountainous views, open on all four sides, with sunrise and sunset end, and a high ceiling to bring a sense of expansion and merging with nature. Accompanied with a downstairs vegan/vegetarian cafe.
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Only after confirming the availability of your requested place, you will receive a letter with all you need to know to proceed with your bookings, including an official invoice for a deposit of $200 to be made within 72 hours once sent. The remaining amount is to be paid in by transfer before December 30th, 2019, or in USD at the beginning of the workshop.
This is a non-residential workshop
Rates include 1 vegetarian/vegan meal per day, audio recordings of all sessions & Tuition fee.
$480 + bank/PayPal transfer fees
*Please note prices don't include Paypal fees (4.5 %) / Bank fees ( 30-50usd depending on the country where you are located).
ACCOMODATION IN KOH PHANGAN
The venue is located in between Tongsala main town and Sri Thanu. It is suggested to stay in either of these towns or within the areas around there. We suggest staying in Sri Thanu.
You can look on booking.com for Kohphangan, Sri Thanu area or Tongsala pier area. There are also options on Airbnb ( make sure they are near these areas. We can not help you look for accommodation nor do we have recommendations of places to stay besides these areas.
If you are wanting to stay for a longer period of time there are groups on facebook - Kohphangan house for rent.
DUE TO IT BEING HIGH SEASON IT IS RECOMMENDED TO BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION STRAIGHT AWAY
TRANSPORT TO THE VENUE
A) You may rent a motorbike. COST 150-200 Thai Baht /day.
B) You may hope on the daily taxi rides we will be arranging from meeting points in Sri Thanu. COST: 200 Thai Baht /day for a round trip.
GETTING TO KOH PHANGAN ISLAND
** It is strongly advised to arrived 2 days before the retreat to overcome jetlag
BY BUS & BOAT BY PLANE & BOAT
From Bangkok : the cheapest way is take one of the overnight buses leaves Khaosan Road evening about 18.00 and in the next morning arrives Surathani, then take a boat from Donsak Pier.
Bus and boat combo ticket can be arrange by travel agencies on Khaosan Road for about 700-900 Baht all the way to Koh Phangan.
BY TRAIN & BOAT
Taking the overnight train from Bangkok with the proper bed is also a comfortable way to get Koh Phangan. Trains stop early morning at Surathani, buy bus and boat ticket to Koh Phangan Island. Train tickets from Surathani back to Bangkok should be reserved in advance especially in high season.
The cheapest option is to fly from Bangkok (BKK) to Surathani Airport (URT) with AirAsia.
Transortation to the ferry pier is easy to find at Surathani airport.
Ferries depart several times a day with the last one around 17.30.
Travel time: 1 hour flight from Bangkok to Surathani airport. Then is 1.5 hour bus ride to boat pier and depending on what boat company you take the boat to Koh Phangan is between 1.5 hours (Lompraya) -2.5 hours (Raja fairy).
Flying to Koh Samui is convenient, yet more expensive, you may check the rates for yourself. Koh- Samui Airport (USM) has frequent flights from Bangkok (BKK) with Bangkok airways.
Travel time 1 hours flight and 30 minutes boats ride from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan.
January 26 (Saturday)
- 08:15-09:15 Registration
- 10:00-13:00 Orientation into
- 13:00-15:00 Lunch Break
- 15:00-18:00 Teachings
- 18:15-19:30 Mantras/ Kirtan
January 27 (Sunday)
- 10:00-13:00 Teachings
- 13:00-15:00 Lunch Break
- 15:00-18:00 Teachings
- 09:00-12:00 Teachings
- 12:00-14:00 Lunch Break
- 14:00-17:00 Teachings
- 17:15-19:30 Closing Mantras/ Kirtan
at Zen Beach