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Online with Carlos de León

Presented in Spanish with Simultaneous English Translation
Access On-Demand for 4 Months!

SPECIAL OFFER: Sign up for the Workshop Series: Trika Shaivism, The Heart of Recognition, and the Mini-Workshop is a FREE GIFT!

This three-hour online mini-workshop introduces the profound teachings of Kashmir Shaivism from the Pratyabhijna School through the text “The Heart of Recognition from the Siddha Kshemeraja." Learn more about a meditative practice that penetrates the state of “instantaneous recognition."

The teachings of the Pratyabhijna school relate to those of Dzochen and Essential Mahamudra. The term “pratyabhijna” suggests the spontaneous recognition and realization of the True Self. Without moving anywhere or doing anything, the goal is to know “Who We Truly Are" here and now, whether in our daily experience or the rapture of the Supreme Being!

This 3-hour online workshop offers an overview of the essence of a more extended series focusing on a text, "The Heart of Recognition,” composed in the 10th century by Kshemaraja, a philosopher disciple of the sage Abhinavagupta. The entire work consists of only 20 sutras, which will be explored in the program as a whole series. “Sutra” in Indian literary traditions refers to a verse or a collection of aphorisms in the form of a manual or, more broadly, a condensed text.

Coming from the tradition of Kashmir Shaivism, the work associates supreme consciousness with Lord Shiva. It gives us, in a beautiful condensation, the “secret” or heart (hridaya) of an enormous volume of teachings: the process and the various stages by which Divine Consciousness becomes the world of forms and ultimately delights in the recognition (pratyabhijna) of itself, as revealed in the dynamics of our particular consciousness.

If you find resonance in this introductory workshop, we invite you to join the online live-streamed series of ten sessions that will be hosted on Tuesdays, April 4 through June 13, 2023. Click Here to view the full program details.

It will include experiential practices to help ignite and/or strengthen your connection to the Heart of Recognition. Whether you are new to the Ontogony Teachings or a seasoned practitioner of one of the paths, this series is intended to advance your journey and create an adequate environment for conscious living with grace.

Program Highlights

  • Understand the value of a path centred on Shiva (the masculine principle), Shakti (the feminine principle), and Anu (the individual soul);
  • Experience the connections with the tradition of Kashmir Shaivism, which associates supreme Consciousness with Lord Shiva;
  • Gain a fuller experience of the state:  “spontaneously to, once again, recognize and realize your Self”;
  • Discover new levels of understanding and be prepared to participate in studying the 20 Sutras or verses of this text, inviting “instant recognition” of what we are from different perspectives.

As you participate in this mini-workshop, may your understanding blossom into pure knowledge and bring you recognition of your True Nature!

Carlos de León, the founder of  Ontogony, holds Ph.D.’s in both Clinical Psychology and Holistic Medicine. Dr. de León has spent more than 40 years in related research, study, and practitioner experience, particularly in the area of personal transformation. As the founder of the Mexican Association for Psychotherapy and Transpersonal Development, he teaches and, perhaps more significantly, has developed the model known as   Ontogony: an inquiring discipline for the research, study, and development of liberating tools and paradigms. Read more...

Format: Online Session (3 hours). Class times may vary based on program content and student questions.

Location: Ontogony Web Virtual Classroom

Language: Presented in Spanish with Simultaneous English Translation

Program Material: Video & Audio (Access On-Demand), & Downloadable PDFs

Program Access On-Demand: Ontogony Classroom for 4 months from the time of enrolment.

Agreement with the following is necessary for enrolment:

1. I fully understand that there are no refunds; inasmuch as the course materials remain accessible for viewing and review.

2. I  agree to the Terms and Conditions and I am committed to the full program and payment of the full tuition. If on a payment plan, I will honour my debt from the time of enrolment until the final amount is paid in full.

3. I agree to provide a credit card for the payment of my financial plan, and understand that my information is held in a secure web portal and hidden for maximum security.

4. Should unforeseen circumstances at any time require me to place my payment plan on hold or require me to seek further financial assistance, I will contact the Financial Administrator to reevaluate my situation. I am aware that this may result in a temporary suspension from the program which will be restored upon the recommencement of my payments.

5. I agree to respect the privacy of all the content shared by Carlos de León, and am aware that the copyright is held by Ontogony Evolution LTD. I understand the course materials: Video, Audio, and Presentation Materials are uploaded in the Ontogony classroom with an access-only function for the video and audio presentations.

Tuition Fees in Canadian Dollars (CAD) inclusive of GST (Goods & Services Taxes)

SPECIAL OFFER: Sign up for the Workshop Series: Trika Shaivism, The Heart of Recognition and the Mini-Workshop is a FREE GIFT!


Payment in Full ~ Regular Fee: $37.92 CAD, due at the time of registration.

Please Note: All Payments must be secured with a Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, Visa Debit & Mastercard Debit) that we can enter in our Secure Banking System or an Automated Paypal Deposit.

Access On-Demand: Ontogony Classroom for 4 months from the time of enrolment.

Access Renewal Fee: This is available for purchase ONLY by students who have previously enrolled in this program. The fee of $7.05 CAD is due at the time of the request. This Renewal Fee grants you 4 months of program Access On-Demand in the Ontogony Online Classroom.

Please ensure that you have the following technical requirements:

  • A recent working version of a computer, tablet, or mobile phone which has adequate RAM and memory to support your studies;

  • An operating system for Windows or macOS and the latest versions are the most effective;

  • Reliable internet access, as online courses, require a strong internet connection to support your online learning journey;

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