Metaphysical Roadmaps 
From Buddhism to Yoga and Beyond 
flexible home study + private online tutoring

Take a philosophical adventure into Hindu and Buddhist  philosophies and traditions

This introductory course provides a birds-eye-view of several religious and philosophical movements birthed within the Indian subcontinent. Become acquainted with the foundational principles of Buddhism and study the six orthodox schools of Hinduism (including Yoga). Learn more about the spiritual and cultural heritage of these dynamic, complex traditions. This journey studies the foundational pieces of each tradition with a focus on metaphysical underpinnings. The program also includes self-reflective exercises so you can deepen your own spiritual life and self-understanding. You can personalize your learning in a way that means the most for you.

 

Metaphysical Roadmaps is suitable for beginners and students with some pre-existing knowledge. If you are a yoga practitioner, or have completed a yoga teacher training program and want to take your studies further, this is a great option! To learn more, you can download the program objectives here and the program delivery components here.

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month study pathway

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Book your one-on-one video calls each month!

Monthly Program Layout

Module One - Setting the Stage for Inquiry

The Beauty of Religious Pluralism

What is religion vs. spirituality? How are they defined?  What are the strengths and weaknesses of analyzing spiritual traditions through various “insider” and “outsider” vantage points? What is religious pluralism? These questions and more will start to be addressed in this module.

Module Two - Indian Philosophy & Orthodox "Hindu" Traditions

Part I: Ancient Roots and Vedanta

This section will focus on a general introduction to Hinduism and then quickly move into a focus on philosophy. We cover Pūrva-Mīmāṃsā, Brahmanism, and Vedānta (Uttara-Mīmāṃsā). Some reading on cultural trends within Hinduism is covered.

Module Three - Indian Philosophy & Orthodox "Hindu" Traditions

Part II: Diving Deeper into Vedanta 

In this module, we will unpack the differences between the various schools within Vedānta: Advaita Vedānta, Dvaita, and Viśiṣṭādvaita. Some reading and media on cultural trends within Hinduism is covered.

Module Four - Indian Philosophy & Orthodox "Hindu" Traditions

Part III: Exploring Patañjali’s Yoga, Sankhya, and Vaisheshika

In this module, we will explore the foundational views of Yoga, Sāṃkhya, and Nyāya-Vaiśeṣıka. Some reading and media on cultural trends within Hinduism is covered.

Module Five - Buddhism

Part I: Introduction to the Origin and Foundations 

Here we begin our general overview of Buddhism. We learn about the life of the historical Buddha, the fundamental building blocks of the tradition, and Buddhism's prescription for humanity.  

Module Six - Buddhism

Part II: Investigating Primary Schools and Textual Traditions

This session reviews a diversity of textual and practice traditions. We learn more about the Sūtrānta and Abhidharma textual lineages. We also explore the primary characteristics of the Theravāda, Mahāyāna, and Vajrayāna traditions

Maximum flexibilty

Designed for the busy working adult

Part-time studies 

BY THE NUMBERS

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90+ 

page study kit

 6  

month program 

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4 

books

75 

minute video calls

TESTIMONIALS

"The Metaphysical Roadmaps course is a beautifully curated program . . . the program is accessible, presented in a modern format, and intellectually stimulating. I have felt very well looked after and seen “through the screen” by Sati herself. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to deepen their knowledge in philosophy."

Sara, Norway

COURSE INCLUDES

study kit

Beautiful full color PDF study kit 

video calls

One-on-one video calls for study support

book love

Curated university level reading list

writing

Writing prompts that feed the heart and the mind

study pathways

Choose between four study pathways to fit your needs, learning style & budget

wellness

 Wellness tips, reflective exercises, and program breaks

digital support

Private student portal, booking and account access via mobile app, FB community group

media

Supplement your reading with recommended podcasts and videos

NO STRESS BONUS FEATURES!

NO pressure

No exams or papers are required for this course. If you don't finish the monthly questions, don't worry! We cover the material together in our video check-in. 

program pause

 Pause your program for four continuous weeks for any reason! Just email us and the program dates will be adjusted. You receive one program pause per course.

grace period

From the day you register, you receive a 7-day grace period before your official start date so you have time to order your books. Your program start and end dates are listed in your welcome letter.

EXTRA CALLS

You can book an unlimited number of extra video calls for a special discounted rate during your program. Choose between 20, 40, or 75 minute calls.

STUDY KITS

Your Study Kit

What's inside?

Your study journey includes a beautifully designed study kit that holds the entire course layout and supporting materials to make your learning journey an organized, thoughtful, and inspiring experience.

 

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VIDEO CALLS

Video Calls

What do we discuss?

Our video calls offer you additional support. We'll explore how your studies are unfolding,  generate new ideas together, review your answers to various study questions, and have a well-being check-in.

 

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PROGRAM OBJECTIVES & LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Download more specific program details!

Letter of introduction and   learning objectives 

Details on the educational experience and components for each module 

Start your journey

  • Choose your study pathway below 

  • Complete registration

 

  • Download your PDF study kit​ and set up your student account

  • Review your welcome email that will arrive within 48 hours of registration!

  • Order your texts, download your resources, and gather all needed materials

  • Dive into your studies and schedule in your video calls along the way!

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Choose a study pathway that fits your lifestyle and budget

"I'm all in!"

​Includes:

  • Full 6-month program + all features

  • Six 75 minute private study support video calls

  • Unlimited extra video calls for discounted rate

  • 90+ page full-color study kit  

  • Biggest savings per month!

Join the email list and immediately get 

a code for 10% off!  

“A few touchstones of support will keep me on track”

​Includes:

  • Full 6-month program + all features

  • Four 75 minute private study support video calls

  • Unlimited extra video calls for discounted rate

  • Video calls after modules 1, 2, 4, 6

  • 90+ page full-color study kit  

Join the email list and immediately get

a code for 10% off!  

"A three month study journey feels good to me right now"

​Includes:

  • Modules 1-3 + all program features

  • Three 75 minute study support video calls

  • Video calls for modules 1-3 

  • Partial, 3 module full-color study kit  

  • Unlimited extra video calls for discounted rate

Join the email list and immediately get

a code for 10% off!  

"A three month study journey feels good to me right now"

​Includes:​

  • Modules 4-6 + all program features 

  • Three 75 minute private study support video calls

  • Video calls for modules 4-6

  • Partial, 3 module full-color study kit  

  • Unlimited extra video calls for discounted rate

Join the email list and immediately get

a code for 10% off!  

Frequently asked questions

What are the minimum hours a week I need to study to complete the program?


It is better to think in terms of months and then adjust your schedule accordingly. I recommend having a minimum of 10 hours a month (2.5 hours per week) to feel confident in the basic "study core" elements each month. However, the non-priority reading and additional media options are generous enough so that you can easily study much more. These programs are meant to be extremely flexible and customizable to your needs.




How many books will I have to purchase for this course?


This course has 4 required books and one optional book. The rest of the reading is done via articles you will be able to download for free via a password protected portal in your student portal.




I want to take this course with a friend. Can we merge our video calls?


Yes! You and your study buddy can enhance your educational journey by merging any or all of your montly video calls into a single group discussion with me.




Do I have to print the entire study kit?


No. You are free to keep the study kit as a digital file, print just a few pages, or print the entire kit. Some students like to place it in a binder or even bind it into a book! This is entirely at your discretion.




Are there registration deadlines for this program? Is admission rolling?


Admission to this program is rolling until a maximum number of students is reached. When this occurs, you can place your name on the waiting list.




What kind of writing assignments are there?


Every module has two sets of writing prompts: "study core" review questions and end of module "study reflections." The study core review questions help anchor your study around a few essential areas of focus. This helps prioritize your research and makes sure you imbibe the essential points. The study reflection questions nurture self-reflective moments to help you examine your own experience in relation to the materials. These are more personal, values-focused questions. Both sets of writing prompts offer you a balance between learning objective "facts" and tending to your subjective "experience" in relation to your education. We discuss your answers to these questions during our video check-ins.




I have young kids and also work full-time, can I do this course?


Yes! Many of our students are busy working parents! Welcome!




Who is an ideal student for this course?


Adult students who thrive in this course are passionate about learning and can organize their time well. Students who love this program want the freedom to structure their study experience around a busy lifestyle without sacrificing one-on-one attention and accountability from a mentor.





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