Frequently Asked Questions

How do I login?

http://studentportal.tantrikainstitute.org/ or LOGIN in the website’s header

I forgot my password, what do I do?

http://studentportal.tantrikainstitute.org/ or LOGIN in the website’s header

I was previously enrolled in the Foundations of TantrikYoga course, on TI's previous website. How do I pick up in the new TI Online Learning Portal, where I previously left off?

When first arriving in the Learning Portal home screen, click on the Foundations of Tantrik Yoga course tile, located within THE 7 FACETS OF THE TANTRIK PATH Channel. Once inside the course, locate the checkbox at the top of the page which says “I have already completed a significant amount of the Foundations Course”, and enter the Completion Code which was included in your email that Tantrika Institute sent out to all previously enrolled Foundations of Tantrik Yoga students

After entering the code, you will now have full access to Foundations of Tantrik Yoga. In addition, you will now be able to enroll in, and access the first lesson of the following 7 Facets of the Tantrik Path courses- Intro to the View, Awareness Cultivation, and Mantra Science. 

I am enrolled in TANTRIKA tier subscription, but cannot access any of the courses within the 7 Facets of the Tantrik Path curriculum

All students must first complete the Foundations of Tantrik Yoga course in order to access the courses within the 7 Facets of the Tantrik Path curriculum. Once you complete Foundations of Tantrik Yoga, you will then have access to the first lesson of each 7 Facets of the Tantrik Path which is currently available.

Also included in your TANTRIKA tier subscription is access to TI Live which includes live weekly events hosted by Hareesh and other guest TI Faculty including Live Satsang, Live QnA, Live Courses, and Live Seminars

I am currently enrolled in the KULA or SAMAYIN tier subscription, and I cannot access the 7 Facets of the Tantrik Path curriculum, or Live Satsangs, Live Courses, or Live Seminars

To access the 7 Facets of the Tantrik Path curriculum, or Live Satsangs, Live Courses, or Live Seminars, you must be enrolled in the TANTRIKA tier subscription, which also includes access to TI Live which includes live weekly events hosted by Hareesh and other guest TI Faculty including Live Satsang, Live Q&A, Live Courses, and Live Seminars. See what is available to you at each subscription level here: https://tantrikainstitute.org/learn#footer_attachment

How do I change my Subscription Tier, Password, Username, Student Profile Name, or Billing Address

When inside of the TI Online Learning Portal, click on your Student Icon in the top right corner of the screen. From the dropdown menu select “My Settings”. On the following page select “My Subscription and Retreat Bookings”. On the following page all desired actions can be performed.

I have placed my code into the Foundations course, and the course is showing as 100% complete. Why am I not allowed access to begin the 7 Facets Courses?

As a prerequisite, all students must first complete the Foundations of Tantrik Yoga course to access further courses in the 7 Facets of the Tantrik Path curriculum. If you are enrolled in the TANTRIKA tier, have checked the completion checkbox on the top of the page, successfully input the code, Foundations is showing as 100% complete, and are immediately trying to then begin the first lesson of a 7 Facets course, a short amount of time needs to be allowed for the TI Online system to process and log the completion of Foundations (A LOT of computations going on on the back-end to then open up 7 Facets).

Currently, the process should take no more than 5 minutes. However, if after 10 minutes, you are still unable to access the first lesson of a 7 Facets course, please contact Student Support at [email protected]

I have an account on teachable.com, but my username and password do not work to log in to Tantrika Online. Do I have to create a new account?

Yes, all students must create a new account on Tantrika Online in order to access the TI Online Learning Portal. It is not the same login as your Teachable account.

I paid for courses and workshops through Tantrika Institute on Teachable but do not have access to them on Tantrika Online. Will access to my courses be moved over to the new TI Online Learning Portal from teachable.com?

No, courses will not be moved over from Teachable to Tantrika Online. However they will still live online at Teachable where you can continue to access them, should they not be included in your Tantrika Online subscription. You can log into any courses you previously purchased at http://courses.tantrikainstitute.org/

Is it possible for me to share my Tantrika Online membership with another student?

No. At this time, the TI Online Learning Portal does not have the ability for a single account to have multiple users. Therefore, every student must create their own separate account to have a unique experience, which takes advantage of individualized features such as “My Playlist” and “My Courses”. However, in the future, we will look to expand to allow for multiple students within a single account.

I want to enroll at the SADHAKA level. When will this be released? Should I wait?

No. We do not have a release date set for the SADHAKA Level yet, as we are still defining the elements and nuances of the Certificate process. You are encouraged to enroll in the TANTRIKA tier now and begin the 7 Facets curriculum. Once we announce the SADHAKA level certificate program, we will also include a full transition plan for active TANTRIKA Students.

Currently on my mobile phone, I am sometime brought to a signup screen which is saying I am unable to log in.

The Tantrika Institute chat forum, or TI Online Chat Portal as it will be called, is currently under development. We will soon be folding into the existing TI Online Learning Portal a fully robust student-to-student networking tool that mirrors the community-as-curriculum aspect of Facebook, yet goes further by facilitating peer-to-peer learning and self organizing learning units.

In the meantime, within the TI Online Learning Portal, you can connect with your Kula via direct messaging, visiting another Student’s Profile, and leaving comments in the expandable righthand sidebar and Chat Forums which live at the end of each course and module.

Is there any way one can view the content of the 7 Facets of the Tantrik courses prior to enrolling?

Yes, you can visit https://tantrikainstitute.org/7-facets-of-the-tantrik-path to learn more about the teachings that will live inside of the TI Online Learning Portal’s 7 Facets of the Tantrik Path multi-year curriculum.

I have already finished most of the Foundations of Tantrik Yoga course on the previous website (Teachable), but don’t know the code I am being asked for to mark Foundations as "complete" in the new TI Online Learning Portal.

The Foundations course completion code was emailed to all Students who enrolled in the Foundations Course on Teachable. This code allows you to continue the Foundations course on Tantrika Online where you left off. The email was sent by Tantrika Institute via Mailchimp, so check your spam or promotions folder. If you can’t find those instructions, contact Student Support at [email protected]

Where do I place the code for marking Foundations of Tantrik Yoga as 100% complete?

Please read the email we sent Foundations students carefully. We gave step-by-step instructions with screenshots detailing how to input your code. Click on the Foundations of Tantrik Yoga course, within the in the THE 7 FACETS OF THE TANTRIK PATH Channel. Once inside the course, locate the checkbox at the top of the page which says “I have already completed a significant amount of the Foundations Course”, and enter the Completion Code which was in the email that went out to all previously enrolled Foundations of Tantrik Yoga students.

Why does my Foundations of Tantrik Yoga code not seem to work?

Please copy and paste the code directly from the email. Then try logging out and logging back in 10 minutes later. If it still doesn’t work, please contact Student Support [email protected]

I just completed the Foundations of Tantrik Yoga Course, but did not receive a link for the free trial. What do I need to do?

The link for the free 30-day trial was sent to every Student who had completed the entire Foundations course before the launch of Tantrika Online. The link cannot be given out to Students who complete the Foundations course after the time which the email was sent and Tantrika Online was launched.

Can I donate my 30-day free trial to someone who has not completed the course?

No, The 30-day free trial is a gift meant only for those who have completed the Foundations Course. Please do not share the link with anyone else. It is a special gift meant for you and you alone!

Is there a scholarship fund that kula members can contribute to for those who truly can't afford a paid subscription?

A means of collecting a donation-based scholarship fund through the Learning Portal is currently under development.

I've joined at the free KULA level. So far everything I click on seems to require subscribing at a paid level. What content can I access?

All KULA level Students currently have access to the Foundations of Tantrik Yoga Course, TI Live Livestream Q&As, and the Tantrika Institute Chat Forum 1.0.

When the Tantrik Yoga NOW Facebook group goes away, how are we going to be able to see any live videos from Hareesh and other Tantrika Institute faculty?

Tantrika Online is currently hosting Live weekly Satsangs, QnA’s, Courses, Kirtans, and Seminars. You can view what weekly TI Live event is available to you at each subscription level here: https://tantrikainstitute.org/learn#footer_attachment

As a Foundations of Tantrik Yoga Course graduate, I received a 30-day free trial of the TANTRIKA level subscription. How long do I have to redeem this offer?

You have until December 15th to redeem the free 30-day trial of the TANTRIKA level subscription. Your monthly subscription will automatically be renewed 30 days after the date of your enrollment.

Why do I need to input a credit card in my subscription if I was offered the 30-day free trial?

All students are required to enter a credit/debit card upon enrollment to process subscription payments. If you have received the 30-day free trial to the TANTRIKA level as a Foundations course graduate, you will not be billed until the end of the first free month. If you do not want to continue at that level and be billed for the next month, then you can downgrade to SAMAYIN or the free KULA subscription before the trial period is over. You can do so by clicking on your profile icon in the top right, going to Settings, and then “My Subscriptions”, where you can manage that process.

I am not a Foundations of Tantrik Yoga Course graduate. Can I still receive the 30-day free trial?

No. The link for the free 30-day trial was sent as a special gift to only those Students who had completed the entire Foundations course before the launch of Tantrika Online.

I forgot my password, and tried too many time to enter a password and am now locked out. How can I unblock myself?

We have set Tantrika Online with very strict security measures to ensure student and site safety. If you forget your password, please clock on LOGIN from TantrikaInstitute.org , click on “Forgot My Password” from the login screen and reset. If you skip this step and instead enter an incorrect password too many times, you will only be temporarily blocked and can retry again after some time has passed where a sufficient security screen of the site has been performed.

How can I submit Live QnA questions for the weekly, TI Live QnA sessions?

When on the Tantrika Online home screen, locate the “TI Live” Channel and click on the tile “Live Q&A”. Please leave all questions for Hareesh in the “Comment Forum” at the bottom of the page in advance of each weekly live session. During The Live Q&A, it is also possible to ask or post your question directly into the video conference chat which is hosted by Zoom

What is Check In Time and Checkout Time for Personal Retreats?

Check In Time- 14:00
Check Out Time- 10:00

What does my daily room rate and tuition include?

Your daily room rate & tuition includes:
– One family meal is served a day for lunch. Family meal is a vegetarian main dish, with gluten & lactose free sides available. Onsite Cafe and local markets and restaurants are additionally available for all other meals.
– Full use of swimming pool with sun beds
– Full use of library, sun terraces, relax hammocks, orchards, and botanical gardens
– Full use of clothes washing machine & guest fridge
– Morning meditation, asana class, satsang, spiritual movie night, sanskrit lessons, daily discourse, student group trips for hiking, beach and spiritual sites, bhajans & kirtan

What are the costs for a single room with meals for a week?

Room prices vary according to room size, and can be found at https://tantrikainstitute.org/personal-retreat-enrollment-page

Is the center open year-round for Personal Retreats?

Personal retreats are offered year-round, with the only exception being when the center is closed for private retreats and off-site retreats. This information can be found at https://tantrikainstitute.org/visit

Are there discounted rates for weekly, monthly, and group retreats?

As accommodation space is limited at the Portugal Retreat Center, at this time for single guests we are not offering discounted weekly and monthly rates. If you are interested in joining us at the Center for a Personal Retreat with a group of 4 or more for a period of greater than 5 days, please feel free to contact [email protected] for group retreat options

Is there a way to see all available dates for a specific room?

When booking a room, you can view an Availability Calendar by click on any Unavailable Room

What is meant by "Single" and "Shared" rooms?

Every single and double occupancy room offers accommodation for either one or two people. Regardless if one or two people stay in the room, the room is the same price (double occupancy pricing). Rooms are only shared if both guests book at the same time, in a single booking reservation. The Bungalow is a shared space wherein the room is shared with any guest who chooses to book a bunk bed at any time.

When a room says "shared bathroom", how many people/rooms will be sharing those bathrooms?

The bungalow has two rooms, with each room containing 3 bunks and holding 6 people. Therefore overall bungalow capacity is 12. There is one large common bathroom, and within the bathroom there are two sinks, two toilets and two very large showers.

Is it possible to stay and do a personal retreat that involves personal practice and no group activities wherein I do not need to pay the activity rate price?

As Tantrika Institute offers a dedicated daily curriculum that supports a sacred space for practitioners of classical, Nondual Śaiva Tantra to deepen their practice, daily activity rate is required for all guests

How do I get to Tantrika Institute?

We are able to pick guests up from Lisbon Airport, Porto Airport, Coimbra Train/Bus Station, Pombol Train/Bus Station, or within Figueiro Dos Vinhos itself at the local bus station. When checking out, you will be asked which you prefer and can select the option. The transportation cost is per trip, so yes you can share the cost with others if the booking is made at the same time. You can also find transportation directions here: https://tantrikainstitute.org/travel/

How do I coordinate my transportation to Tantrika Institute, once I have booked?

Once you have booked your retreat, you will be contacted to coordinate your transportation to and from the center based upon your transportation selection made during the checkout process

Can I volunteer at Tantrika Institute in exchange for free or reduced rate lodging?

At Tantrika institute, there are 1-2 hours of light volunteering duties which are available each day while on personal retreat at the center. These light volunteering duties do not offset the price of tuition and accommodation, rather are an aspect of the daily ashram dharma schedule. If you are looking for your daily room rate to be offset by volunteering duties, a commitment of 6 hours of volunteering work per day is required which includes property maintenance such as grounds keeping and new project implementation. In such an instance, Tantrika Institute is able to provide free accommodation up to 7 business days within this 6-hour-a-day arrangement, which includes one family meal a day at lunch time. However as the center is functioning as a practice ashram, the daily activity rate of $50 USD a day is still required by all onsite guests