Online Program

The Secret of True Happiness: Teachings on the 3rd Chapter of the Bhagavad Gita

7 WEEKLY SESSIONS, Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm EDT

Rukmini Chaitanya
Tuition: $89

*Space is limited to 25 students*

Program Type: Online Course

Date & Time: 7:00-8:30pm EDT, Offered as 7 weekly sessions on Tuesdays. Sept 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct 6 & 13

Hours: 10.5 hours

What you’ll learn:

  • What is the best way to attain spiritual liberation? Is it the path of action or the path of knowledge?
  • What is Karma Yoga and how do we practice it in our daily lives?
  • How can we purify the heart and the mind for the practice of meditation?
  • How can we act responsively and still be unattached to the results of our actions?


We are all seeking true happiness in our lives — and guidance for how to attain it.

In this inspiring 5-day course with a senior ashram teacher, you will discover the timeless wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita, with very practical instruction on how to turn your daily life into spiritual practice.

The third chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, one of the most inspiring and practical chapters of the Gita, offers answers to these questions and many others. Bring yours! Immersed in study and practice, you will find a framework for bringing more joy and fulfillment into your daily life.

This course provides an excellent opportunity to explore the foundations of the spiritual path.

Requirements & Recommendations: 

  • No experience necessary. This program is open to beginners as well as advanced practitioners.
  • Viewing Device: Desktop or laptop computer will provide the best experience, although you can also connect via a tablet or smartphone.
  • Internet connection: High-speed broadband wired or wireless is best.
  • Video: Download Zoom to your computer, or install the Zoom app to your device.  For interactive group sessions, a webcam or integrated camera will allow others to feel more connected with you.
  • Audio: Headphone speakers are recommended. If you wish to participate vocally, a headset with a microphone will be ideal.

Course Includes:

  • 10.5 hours on-demand video
  • Downloadable course manual



Rukmini Chaitanya is a senior staff member of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas, and the personal assistant to Swami Swaroopananda, the Acharya, or spiritual director of the Ashram. She regularly teaches the Bhagavad Gita during the Sivananda Yoga Teacher training as well as other courses on the Bhagavad Gita, Vedanta, positive thinking, meditation, and yoga philosophy.

Rukmini Chaitanya is known for her enthusiastic and inspiring teaching style as well as for her devotion to the lineage and the scriptures. She is dedicated to each of her students and has an innate desire to share knowledge with them. She brings a great deal of clarity to every topic and is highly appreciated for her capacity to unfold complicated topics and present them in a coherent and pure way.

Rukmini Chaitanya was interviewed on The Spiritually Inspired Show

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