FINDING ECSTATIC WISDOM IN A CHAOTIC WORLD
Welcome to Svatantra (Svah-tun-trah) Institute, the hub for radical self-discovery.
This is the hub for the blend of cutting-edge science and ancient wisdom to enable your journey to YOU and for the map that is YOUR unique life. Slicing through useless concepts and impractical philosophy, here you will find data and techniques that can be applied immediately in the nooks and crannies of your life to:
- overcome stagnation and procrastination
- discover true authenticity and self-acceptance
- deepen intimacy in relationships
- find joy in day-to-day life
- achieve deeper and higher states in meditative practices
- learn to apply the concepts of Yoga, Tantra, Āyurveda, Vedanta and nonduality in practical ways
- understand the interconnectedness of modern science, medicine, technology and the wisdom of the Eastern traditions
- begin to live your best life
WHAT DOES SVATANTRA MEAN?
“Svatantra (sva-tun-trah) is a Sanskrit word that means many things: independence, independent, self-willed, absolute…
Svatantra refers to the discovery of one's own true nature that is free of external factors including relationships, social/cultural/gender and other characteristics that ordinarily form our identity. When we see through our dependency on all external factors that make up who we think we are, we come into our most authentic and real self.
Svatantra is the goal of radical self-discovery through understanding, digesting and earnestly applying the simplified concepts from Eastern traditions. Svatantra is only possible when we become willing to not use these concepts to bypass pain or hardship but to sincerely understand the cause of our suffering.
THE MOONLIT ORBIT OF SELF-DISCOVERY
SEPTEMBER 2023 - FEBRUARY 2024
In this one-of-a-kind course, we will delve into and immerse in the vidyā of the Nityā Devīs.
ASH-BLOOD: A WOMAN'S PATH OF ECSTATIC WISDOM
Centuries of repression and suppression have contributed to women losing access to creative energy that is supposedly natural to us. It has long been assumed that because of our inherent creative potential, we (women) require no real teaching to allow it to flourish.
Meet Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan
Dr. Chinnaiyan is a Cardiologist, physician-scientist and Professor of Medicine, a wife, and a mother. She has published extensively and serves on various committees and organizations in cardiology and cardiac imaging.
An initiate in Śrīvidyā and nondual Śaiva Tantra, she is a disciple of Śrī Caitanyananda Natha Saraswati (Haran Aiya) and has studied Tantra, Advaita Vedanta, Yoga and Āyurveda with teachers across the globe. Known for her clear, humorous and incisive teaching style, she makes time-honored traditions practically accessible through the amalgamation of science, biology, technology and esoterism.
She is the author of Shakti Rising (2017), which won the Nautilus Gold Award for Best Books of 2017, The Heart of Wellness (2020), Glorious Alchemy: Living the Lalitā Sahasranāma (2020), and Fractals of Reality: Living the Śrīcakra (2022), which won the Nautilus Gold Award for Best Books of 2023.