The Śabda Institute – Join our Saṅgha
The Śabda Institute provides teachings and practices that foster the cultivation of a body that functions optimally, a mind that is clear of misperceptions and a heart that radiates harmony.
The Institute is dedicated to following the nondual principles that will help seekers align body, mind, heart and spirit while living in the world and being fully engaged in it. The Śabda Institute brings together a community of serious sādhakas who are invested in nondual inquiry and practice.
Become a member of the Śabda Institute
The Institute brings together a community of serious sādhakas who are invested in nondual inquiry and practice.
We are currently exploring themes from the Bhagavad Gītā. These teachings are exclusive to Śabda Saṅgha.
A community for practitioners
Providing inspirational, intentional and incisive wisdom for practical application of nondual Eastern traditions.
Led by Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan, these monthly members-only Satsaṅga will focus on specific areas of study of select sacred texts.
Discount on online live courses
Save up to $100 when you enroll in any Śabda Institute live online course using our membership discount of 25% as there will be no more early bird discounts.
Discount on self-study courses
Save on any Śabda Institute existing self-study course using our membership discount of 30%*. Excludes courses hosted by Embodied Philosophy, which include: The Foundations of Tantra; Deity: The Path to Liberation; and The Navarathri Course.
Receive a membership discount of 15% on any future retreats.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. Membership discount only applies to courses that are purchased after you join the Śabda Saṅgha. There is no membership discount on partnered courses like Embodied Philosophy, which include: The Foundations of Tantra; Deity: The Path to Liberation; and the Navarathri Course.
The Śabda Institute has been set up to consolidate all the teachings and streamline the way our content is disseminated. When you are part of this Saṅgha, you can interact with this private community and bring increased focus to your practice. Whether you are just starting out or have been practicing for a long time, we have seen the acceleration once we are part of a saṅgha of like-minded aspirants.
All membership content is housed on our Śabda Institute site which is hosted on Ruzuku. You can access all the content in one place at any time.
Ruzuku is a learning management system and online course platform that is used by the Śabda Institute. You will need to create an account and once you become a member, you will be invited to join this private space.
This is a monthly live Satsaṅga with Dr Kavitha Chinnaiyan only for Saṅgha members, where we will explore a text or teaching and practice together, followed by Q&A. All Satsaṅgas will be recorded and posted on the Saṅgha page on Ruzuku, which also consists of a private discussion forum.
No. You will, however, receive a 25% membership discount on all Śabda Institute live online courses as long as your membership is in good standing.
No. You will, however, receive a 30% membership discount on all Śabda Institute self-study courses as long as your membership is in good standing. This discount will not be extended to any courses hosted by Embodied Philosophy, which include: The Foundations of Tantra; Deity: The Path to Liberation; and The Navarathri Course.
No. Śabda Series is by invitation only, and is based on an application and interview process.
All of the discounted course links are posted in Ruzuku.
When the live courses are announced, the discounted course links will be added to Ruzuku, where they can be accessed by active saṅgha members.
You will have access to the discount code in the Ruzuku forum. There are a few courses that are offered through Embodied Philosophy that we can not offer discounts since we do not handle registration. These include: The Foundations of Tantra, Deity Yoga and the Navarathri Course.
Once our live courses are announced we will share the discount code with active sangha members.
If you opt for a monthly subscription, you will enroll in an automatic monthly renewal. You can cancel before the next month payment. If you sign up for the annual payment, there are no refunds.