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

  • Join a vibrant community of devoted sādhakas 
  • Participate in a member-only monthly Satsaṅga and practice with Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan
  • Practice monthly new and full moon meditations
  • Access exclusive members-only content
  • Engage in discussion on our members-only forum
  • Receive exclusive opportunities to contribute to Śabda projects and the Śabda magazine
  • Receive a membership discount of 15% on all live courses and events (online and in-person)
  • Receive a membership discount of 25% on all self-study courses

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

Monthly

Become a monthly member today


$20

For any queries or issues on payments please reach out to us at membership@sabdainstitute.com  

What's Included

A community for practitioners

Providing inspirational, intentional and incisive wisdom for practical application of nondual Eastern traditions.

Member-only content

Access to exclusive content including new and full moon meditations.

Monthly Satsaṅga

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

What is the Śabda Satsaṅga?

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.

Why should I become a member when I already have taken many of Dr. Chinnaiyan’s courses and I am already part of the Facebook groups?

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.

How do I access my membership?

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

What is Ruzuku?

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

Do I have free access to all the upcoming Śabda Institute live courses?

No. You will, however, receive a 15% membership discount on all Śabda Institute live courses as long as your membership is in good standing.

Do I have free access to all the existing self-study courses on the Śabda Institute?

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.

Do I get a discount on Śabdācāra (Series for Women) or Śabdopāya (long-term study program)?

No. Śabdācāra and Śabdopāya is by invitation only, and is based on an application and interview process.

Does the membership discount apply to previously purchased courses?

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.

How do I sign up for a discounted self-study course, live course or event?

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. 

What is your cancellation policy?

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.

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