The Śabda Institute – Join our Saṅgha
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.
Śabda 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 Saṅgha brings together a community of serious sādhakas who are invested in nondual inquiry and practice.
Become a member of the Śabda Institute
Śabda 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.
Become a member today
For any queries or issues on payments please reach out to us at [email protected]
A community for practitioners
Providing inspirational, intentional and incisive wisdom for practical application of nondual Eastern traditions.
Access to exclusive content including new and full moon meditations.
Led by Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan, these monthly members-only Satsaṅga will focus on specific themes of study of select sacred texts.
Opportunity to contribute
Exclusive opportunities to participate in contributing to Śabda projects and the annual magazine.
Discount on self-study courses
Save on any Śabda Institute existing self-study course using our membership discount of 25%. This excludes courses hosted by Embodied Philosophy, which include: The Foundations of Tantra; Deity: The Path to Liberation; The Navarātrī Course; and Glorious Alchemy: Living the Lalitā Sahasranāma.
Discount on live events and courses
Save up to $100 when you enroll in any Śabda Institute live online course using our membership discount of 15%. There will be no longer be early bird discounts.
Frequently Asked Questions
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. Satsaṅgas include homework to contemplate throughout the month, and guidance on chanting verses from the text we are currently exploring.
Śabda Institute has been set up to consolidate all the teachings and streamline the way our content is disseminated. When you are part of the 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, there is an acceleration in our practice 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. You can login to your account here.
Ruzuku is a learning management system and online course platform that is used by Śabda Institute to host all of our courses. You will need to create an account to sign up for the membership. You can create an account here.
No. You will, however, receive a 15% membership discount on all Śabda Institute live courses as long as your membership is in good standing.
No. You will, however, receive a 25% 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; The Navarātrī Course; and Glorious Alchemy: Living the Lalitā Sahasranāma.
No. Śabdācāra and Śabdopāya is by invitation only, and is based on an application and interview process.
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; The Navarātrī Course; and Glorious Alchemy: Living the Lalitā Sahasranāma.
All of the discounted course links are posted in the Lessons tab in Ruzuku. When live courses and events are announced, the discounted links will also be added to the Lessons tab in Ruzuku, where they can be accessed by active saṅgha members.
If you opt for a monthly subscription, you will enroll in an automatic monthly renewal. You can cancel before the next monthly payment. If you sign up for the annual payment, there are no refunds. If you would like to cancel your membership, login to Ruzuku and in the Membership course, go to Settings. Under “Subscription and Payment Info” you can cancel your membership.