Welcome to the offerings of the Śabda Institute!
Here, you will find upcoming live events as well as past courses that are available for self-study. All courses are based in nondual traditions and are grouped in three primary categories – diamond body, crystal mind and golden heart. Even though these categories seem to be separate, there is a large degree of overlap between them. Courses and teachings that apply to the body, for instance, also work on the mind and heart. Within each category, teachings are grouped in levels to help you decide what to choose. Please keep in mind that these groupings are mere suggestions to make the most of the Śabda Institute offerings. You can also skip the groupings and go to all courses page here.
The Śabda Series is an immersion program for women, with intensive study and practice spanning several years.
The Śabda Saṅgha membership program is for anyone interested in ongoing study and practice with Kavitha. Saṅgha teachings are exclusive to members only and are not available elsewhere.
ŚIVOHAM! CULTIVATING AWARENESS AND INSIGHT
This foundational course is a must for anyone interested in nondual Śākta and Śaiva traditions, with a focus on the most important practice - cultivating awareness. Ordinarily, we assume that this primary practice "happens on its own" as we go about perfecting other practices such as mantra, mudrā, prāṇāyāma, and meditation. On the contrary, all other practices become exponentially more effective through the cultivation of awareness and sattarka, which is translated as sound or higher reasoning.
This 4-week course will be deeply empowering and transformational through the application of progressively deepening practices, the darśana or the View of the path, and intimate discussion with like-minded practitioners.
The course will take place on consecutive Thursdays - October 14, 21, 28, and November 4 - at 7 PM EST.
Registration for the 2022 Sabdopaya program begins on January 14th, 2022, and the program begins on March 1st, 2022. For more detailed information, there will be an informational call on December 4th (registration required – see below). This call will be recorded and available thereafter.
Śabda Institute Self-study Guide
In keeping with the Śabda Institute’s hypothesis, the deep study of any single course will lead you further in your practice than a cursory or purely intellectual understanding of the totality of our offerings. If there is a course or topic that calls you into deep study, we encourage you to focus there.
However, following the receipt of multiple requests to this effect, this self-study guide was prepared to assist those interested in taking a long-term study approach. The guide recommends a logical sequence and offers suggestions for application in your life. As we know, our goal is to apply these teachings such that they help us evolve in our spiritual practice.