Online 4th of July Weekend: Vedic Knowledge for Health, Energy and Wisdom
with Dr. David Frawley D. Litt. (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri), Yogini Shambhavi Devi, Komilla Sutton, Dr. Ramkumar, Swamini Svatmavidyananda, Niranjan Babu, Bill Sinclair, Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Vashistananda, Pundit Samavedula and Swami Dharmananda
July 2 - 5, 2020
This year our annual Vedic Knowledge conference gathering will take place online using the Zoom software. We are happy to have many internationally well-known Vedic teachers joining for the conference. Join us to make use of all around Vedic wisdom to improve your quality of life. Be inspired by Ayurveda, Jyotish, Vastu, Tantric rituals, Yoga and Vedanta.
Schedule of Workshops
All times listed are Pacific Timezone (PDT)
Thursday, July 2
3 – 4 pm – “Intro on How to have a retreat from home” with Sw. Dharma
5 – 6:30 pm – “Jupiter Saturn and Debilitation of Jupiter” with Komilla Sutton
7 – 8:30 pm – “Vedic knowledge to alleviate sufferings” with Swami Sitaramananda
Friday, July 3
6:30 – 7:30 am – “Staying In Balance the Ayurveda Way” with Dr. Ramkumar
1 – 2:30 pm – “Enhanced Rashi Analysis using the Puranic Histories of the Nakshatras” with Bill Sinclair
5 – 6:30 pm – “Lalita Sahasranam” Pundit Samavedula
7 – 8:30 pm – “Vedanta applied in daily life” part 1 with Swamini Svatmavidyananda
Saturday, July 4
6:30 – 7:30 am – “Building and Maintaining Strength the Ayurveda Way” with Dr. Ramkumar
1 – 2:30 pm – “Evolution of Consciousness in Humanity” with David Frawley
5 – 6:30 pm – “Awakening the Yoga Shakti” with Yogini Shambhavi
7 – 9 pm – “Vedanta applied in daily life” part 2 with Swamini Svatmavidyananda
Sunday, July 5
6 – 7:30 am – “Healing Solutions of Vastu Shastra” with Niranjan Babu
1 – 2:30 pm – “The Soul’s purpose and Atmakaraka” with Komilla Sutton
6 – 8:00 pm – “Puja Dakshinamurti” with Swami Vashistananda
Dr. David Frawley D. Litt. (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri)
Saturday, July 4th @ 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Evolution of Consciousness in Humanity
Today humanity stands at a critical stage in its civilizational development. Will we develop the inner awareness to handle our complicated and artificial information technology, or will we become dominated by the very equipment and machines we ourselves have created? We are losing our organic connection to life and our true Self.
Yoga, Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology and Vedanta provide us the wisdom and insights for a new awakening to our eternal spiritual calling. We will explain the evolution of consciousness in humanity and how we can take it forward at both individual and collective levels according to the inspiration and guidance of the ancient Rishis and Yogis who are our inner gurus.
Yogini Shambhavi Devi
Saturday, July 4th @ 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Awakening the Yoga Shakti
True Yoga is not a just a matter of information, techniques, physical or mental practices. Like art it rests upon a deeper inspiration that can never be reduced to a repeatable formula. As a spiritual path Yoga requires an inner aspiration to the Divine, a search for transcendence.
This inner power of Yoga is the Yoga Shakti, the ultimate transformative force without which Yoga is an outer affair of body and mind. Yogini Shambhavi Devi will share how to awaken that Yogic Shakti through devotion, faith, will power and intelligence, focusing on an inner energization of mantra directed to Mahadevi, the supreme Goddess and Shakti and the power of pure consciousness (Chit-Shakti).
Vedanta in Everyday Life (2 talks)
Vedanta is the knowledge of oneness. It reveals that everything in this universe is non-separate from a single conscious, all-knowing and all pervasive being, Īśvara. What ramifications might this teaching have for our daily lives, especially in contemporary times, marked by global pandemic and domestic unrest? How can we harness the powerful vision of the Upanishads to grow spiritually and abide in the glory of the self? These and other questions will be addressed in the two talks on this subject.
Thursday @ 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Jupiter Saturn and Debilitation of Jupiter
This year Jupiter will be in the sign of Capricorn where it is debilitated and it will also be with Saturn for the whole year. How best to handle this situation and keep our faith during this time will be discussed.
Sunday @ 1:00 – 2:30 pm
The Soul’s purpose and Atmakaraka
The Atmakaraka is the planet in your chart that has the highest degree. This planet is very important in Jyotish as it signifies your Soul. How to understand the lessons you have come here to learn will be discussed.
Sunday @ 6:00 – 7:30 am
Healing Solutions of Vastu Shastra
Niranjan Babu will be educating us on the use of this fascinating Science of Indian Architecture – which is also a way of life – to confer solutions for many aspects of life – good health, better inter personal relationships, spiritual awakening, creating a virus free environment at home, ashram or office and a balanced financial life. He will give us information on relevant mantras and yantras that can provide us raksha or protection that elevates us to a higher level of spiritual evolution and a stress free life. Basics of Vastu Shastra are also explained for even a novice to comfortably understand the principles and apply them to his/her home/office.
Friday @ 6:30 – 8:00 am
Staying In Balance the Ayurveda Way
In Ayurveda, balance or equilibrium (sama) is synonymous with the concept of health. Ayurveda describes how to keep the physiological, psychological and spiritual aspects of our life in balance and also how to bring them into balance when they are out of balance.
Saturday @ 6:30 – 8:00 am
Building and Maintaining Strength the Ayurveda Way
Our general ability to resist disease involves a conjunction of internal and external factors. Ayurveda emphasizes both prevention against and rapid recovery from diseases. Pathogenic factors flourish around particular imbalanced factors of our body-mind system. Ayurveda lifestyle recommendations help us acquire stronger immunity over time, while also protecting our innate strength through all periods of our life. This contributes to our overall physical and mental integrity allowing us to cope with various stressors that arise in our everyday life.
Thursday, July 2nd @ 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Vedic knowledge to alleviate sufferings
The nature of our human condition is suffering (dukha). There are many teachings on the nature of our afflictions and sufferings, physical, mental emotional and spiritual. Vedic sciences (yoga, vedanta, tantra, ayurveda, jyotish, vastu) are based on the same vedic principles and each in its own way, help us to detach and do the right thing to maximize our physical and mental health and thus alleviate sufferings.
Enhanced Rashi Analysis using the Puranic Histories of the Nakshatras
The Rishis, in their wisdom, chose to convey essential information about each of the Nakshatras in the form of oral histories. Through careful study and analysis we can gain deeper understanding of the impulse behind the natal planets in a chart and the goals of the Rashis themselves. We will trace the histories though each of the 27 nakshatras and draw links to the common traits and symbols that are commonly known for each Nakshatra.
Friday @ 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Lalita Sahasranama, also known as the Lalitha Sahasranamam, is a Hindu text from the Brahmanda Purana. The Lalita Sahasranama is the thousand names of the Hindu mother goddess Lalita.
Sunday @ 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Swamiji will perform a tradition worhship ceremony dedicated to Dakshinamurti. Dakshina/donations are welcome. Please provide your full name and nakshatra/moon star, for those who want to be prayed for.
Dr. David Frawley D. Litt. (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) is a western born teacher or guru in the Vedic tradition. In India, Vamadeva is recognized as a Vedacharya (Vedic teacher), and includes in his scope of studies Ayurveda, Yoga, Vedanta and Vedic astrology, as well as the ancient Vedic…
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Yogini Shambhavi Devi is one of the most important and dynamic women teachers of the deeper aspects of Yoga coming out of India today, widely respected worldwide and in traditional circles in India. Her teachings are rooted in the ancient teachings and traditions of Bhakti Yoga, Shakti Sadhana, Jyotisha…
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Komilla is co-founder and Chair of the British Association for Vedic Astrology. She is an internationally-renowned consultant, teacher and lecturer. Indian born, Komilla Sutton is one of the pioneers in making this subject more accessible for Western readers. She is author of Vedic Love Signs, Vedic Astrology, The Essentials of Vedic…
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Dr. Ramkumar hails from a family steeped in the traditional practices of Ayurveda, through generations. After completing his formal Ayurveda education in 1991, he was involved in a program for strengthening the health traditions that exists in India. From 1994 to 2003, he was the Director of the…
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Sri Swamini Svatmavidyananda Saraswati, a longtime disciple of Paramapujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati of India, is an accomplished scholar of Vedanta. For several years, she has led an active satsang community in the United States, serving as the Spiritual Director of Swami Dayananda’s USA center: Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam based…
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Bangalore Niranjan Babu (http://niranjanbabu.com/) is a scholar in Vastu, Astrology, Mudras, Mantra Shastra, Gemstone and Meditation. He is the son of the most famous Vedic astrologer of all times B.V. Raman, who has been chosen as the Jyotishi to explain the science of Vedic astrology to the United…
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Bill Sinclair began studying Vedic Astrology in 2002. He began his studies under Ronnie Dreyer and continues his studies under the guidance of Komilla Sutton. Bill holds a Level 1 Jyotish Certification from the American College of Vedic Astrology. He also holds the Jyotish Shastri Diploma from Komilla Academy…
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Swami Sitaramananda is a senior acharya of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers and is director of the Sivananda Yoga Farm, California and the Sivananda Yoga Resort and Training Center, Vietnam. She is acharya of China, Taiwan, and Japan as well. Swamiji is the organizer and teacher of…
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Swami Vashistananda comes from the Namboodri lineage in Southern India, Kerala and was the personal priest of Swami Vishnudevananda. Swamiji has been a long-time teacher of bhakti and vedanta in the Sivananda organization ever since. He has been at the Yoga farm since October 2014 and does ceremonies…
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Pundit Samavedula is a 6th generation Sama Veda pandit who was trained in the Vedas beginning at age 7. He attended the Shri Sarva Raya Veda Patha Shala school in South India, and after 12 years of study, received his Master’s Degree in Vedic Studies (Ganapati Pandit). Panditji…
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Swami Dharmananda is assistant director of the Yoga Farm and is in charge of the Karma Yoga program. He is a faculty of the Sivananda Institute of Health (SIHY) and is one of the main teachers of Yoga Philosophy and Meditation at the Ashram. He took sannyas vows…
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