INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN PHILOSOPHY
flexible home study + private online tutoring
Study the six orthodox philosophical schools of Indian philosophy that shaped a brilliant spiritual legacy
Yoga. Sankhya. Mimamsa. Vaisheshika. Vedanta. Nyaya.
Welcome to this introductory course! We will dig into the rich, luminous beauty of Yoga, Sankya, Mimamsa, Vaisheshika, Vedanta, and Nyaya philosophical and spiritual systems. We ask the big questions through the lens of each tradition: What is the meaning of life? What is a soul? What is God? What is real? What is the cause of suffering? What is an effective spiritual practice? What is true freedom? This journey is crafted for students who want to focus on the broad strokes of each system. Self-reflective exercises are included so you can deepen your own spiritual life and self-understanding.
Sacred Diversities 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.
3 month study program
Book your one-on-one video calls each month!
Monthly Program Layout
Module One - 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).
Module Two - 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.
Module Three - 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.
BY THE NUMBERS
Designed for the busy working adult
page study kit
minute video calls
Beautiful full color PDF study kit
One-on-one video calls for study support
Curated university level reading list
Writing prompts that feed the heart and the mind
Pick and choose between priority and non-priority content
Wellness tips, reflective exercises, and program breaks
Private student portal, booking and account access via mobile app, FB community group
Supplement your reading with recommended podcasts and videos
NO STRESS BONUS FEATURES!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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
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Start your journey
Choose your study program below
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!
Fee includes all program features and several calls
"I'm all in!"
Full 3-month program
Three 75 minute private study support video calls
50+ page full-color study kit + extra study material downloads
4-week program pause & 7-day grace period after registration
Unlimited extra video calls for special discounted rate
Student portal, mobile app, and flexible booking system
20% off launch sale! Discount listed in shop!
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 8-10 hours a month (roughly 2 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 1 required book 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.
What kind of writing assignments are there?
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.
How are these program modules different from the similar ones in the Metaphysical Roadmaps Program?
This is a slightly slimmed down version of the similar modules in the MR program. In this course there is only one book (and one optional book) and less overall reading. We have removed the reading on cultural trends so we could focus purely on philosophy.