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

  • Become part of our community 
  • Be invited to our members-only monthly Satsaṅga and practice with Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan
  • Have free downloads to the Śabda magazine
  • Have access to special members-only content, which is not available anywhere else 
  • Receive a membership discount of 25% to all our live courses
  • Receive a membership discount of 30%* on all our self-study courses (The membership discount is not applicable for courses taken in the past)
  • Receive a membership discount on any future retreats

The Institute brings a 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 not available anywhere else including the Śabda magazine, videos and classes hosted by other guest speakers.

Monthly Satsaṅga

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.

Membership discount

Receive a membership discount of 15% on any future retreats.

Frequently Asked Questions

*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; and the Navarathri Course.

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?

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.

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.

What is Ruzuku?

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Do I get a discount on Śabda Series for Women?

No. Śabda Series is by invitation only, and is based on an application and interview process.

How do I sign up for a discounted self-study course?

All of the discounted course links are posted in Ruzuku.

How do I sign up for the discounted live courses?

When the live courses are announced, the discounted course links will be added to Ruzuku, where they can be accessed by active saṅgha members.

I have a self-study course I want to take. How do I get the discount?

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. 

How will I access the 25% discount off live courses?

Once our live courses are announced we will share the discount code with active sangha 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 month payment. If you sign up for the annual payment, there are no refunds.