The Direct Path and Tantric Embodiment Online Course


Join Michael and me on this deeply nourishing course!

In this 4-week course, you are invited into the Direct Path to spiritual awakening.

The Direct Path begins where the progressive path purports to end: with a simple recognition of the timeless presence of boundless awareness.

Once this has been recognized as one’s true Self, which need not take long, the process of integration and embodiment begins. Throughout this process, one realizes that awareness is not only empty, spacious, and transcendent but that it’s immanent in and as the felt, vibrational sense of the body, the mind, and the world.

This tantric understanding collapses the separation between awareness and experience and reveals life to be what it always was: pure radiation from a dimensionless source of infinite Intelligence and boundless Love.

Then the body becomes what it was meant to be: pure, vibrant, flowing aliveness–undivided, undefended sensitivity, innocence, love, affection, and intimacy.

We’ll address these themes in four classes:

  • Class 1: Standing As Awareness
  • Class 2: Feeling into the Energy-Body
  • Class 3: Feeling into the Human and the Divine Heart
  • Class 4: Healing sexuality (working with the wounded feminine in both women and men)

The course will consist of:

  • 4 live classes with Kavitha and Michael
  • Discussion board
  • Guided meditations
  • Take-home exercises
  • Supplementary readings
  • Access to course content for 3 after the course ends

Prerequisite: It is important that participants come into the course with at least a basic knowledge of non-duality in general and of the Direct Path in particular.

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Classes will take place on June 2, 9, 16, and 23. All classes will meet via Zoom from 1 pm-3 pm Eastern Time (10am-12pm Pacific Time or 6pm-8pm UK time).


$160-200 (Sliding Scale)

Course Teachers

For this course, I’m honored to be joined by my dear friend, Michael A. Rodriguez.

Michael is a spiritual teacher who works with people in meetings, retreats, and private sessions on a full-time basis in the United States and abroad. He holds four academic degrees, including a master’s degree in comparative religion from Harvard and a PhD in English literature from Florida State University. He has taught at the university level for well over a decade and has lived long-term in two monasteries. Drawing always from his direct experience, Michael illuminates the undivided nature of Life or Consciousness with great clarity and compassion, pointing to reality in a way that is free from dogma, ritual, or adherence to any particular tradition. He draws skillfully from the world’s wisdom traditions and also integrates Jungian psychology, literature, music, and art into his work to address the full range of human potential. All his work, including his interviews, can be accessed via his website:



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Required reading:

  1. Boundless Awareness: A Loving Path to Spiritual Awakening and Freedom from Suffering by Michael A. Rodriguez

  2. The Radiance Sutras: 112 Gateways to the Yoga of Wonder and Delight by Lorin Roche

Suggested reading for those interested in the Shiva-Shakti path:

    Shakti Rising by Kavitha Chinnaiyan

Additional Recommended Reading:

Standing As Awareness by Greg Goode

The Direct Path: A User Guide by Greg Goode


Course Logistics:

If you are not able to make it to the live video calls – no worries!

The beauty of this online platform is that the recorded live sessions will be posted into the student area immediately after the class for perusal.

You can listen to the lessons as many times as you want – while driving, for instance.

In addition, the course has innumerable other downloadable resources built in, that will become available each week.

The entire course is built on a platform that thrives on discussion and participation with me and others enrolled in it.

All materials will be available to download for 3 months after the course ends.