The Vedic birth chart reveals your destiny . . . the experiences, actions and events that will unfold in this lifetime, as well as their timing. As importantly, the chart suggestions the underlying behavioral patterns and actions that trigger these actions. It is my firm belief that with this insight and through self-understanding, each of us can gain mastery over our own destiny! Choose from a variety of Vedic Astrological and Ayurvedic Consultations
The great yogic saint Sri Yukteswar was a great supporter of Vedic astrology as well as the use of planetary remedial measures. One day, he recommended to his student Yogananda that he wear an astrological armlet. Yogananda asked, “Why should I Master? I don’t believe in astrology.”
Sri Yukteswar replied: “It is never a question of belief; the only scientific attitude one can take on any subject is whether it is true. The law of gravitation worked as efficiently before Newton as after him. The cosmos would be fairly chaotic if its laws could not operate without the sanction of human belief.”
Webinar I: Introduction to the Vedic Scriptures (earn NAMA Pace credits!)
The Vedas are the earliest available record on India’s spiritual past. For this reason, they assume prominence within the extensive body of Vedic and Hindu literature. There are four Vedas: the Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda and Atharvaveda. In this series of 5 webinar sessions, the spiritual significance of each Veda is explored.
The Rigveda, an 8,000 year old text, is composed of 1,000 hymns or mantras to various Vedic Godheads who are summoned by the ancient Rishis to assist in humanity’s spiritual evolution. One such Godhead is Lord Soma, the Lord of Delight, to whom the second Veda – the Samaveda (Book of Songs) – is dedicated.
Roughly 2,000 years later, India enters the Brahmanic period. The Brahmin priests encode the spiritual messages of the Rigveda into outer sacrificial practices and grand yagnas (ceremonies). These sacrificial ceremonies are the basis of the third Veda, the Yajurveda and its accompanying texts, the Brahmanas.
The Atharvaveda is the last of the four Vedas. It is a scripture focused on illness and disease and India’s first text dedicated to health. This Veda becomes the forerunner to the later classical texts on Ayurveda. Its contents include mantras and herbal formulas for health and happiness as well as remedies for physical, mental-emotional and spiritual disease. Similar to the earlier Vedas, the Atharvaveda is Godhead-centric.
Join me in this exploration of India’s oldest know scriptures. Sessions will be held on the following 5 Sunday from 4:30-6:00pm EDT: April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28. If you are unable to attend a session, each webinar is recorded and made available to participants within 24 hours.
Webinar II: The Ancient Vedic Godheads
(earn NAMA Pace credits!)
During this webinar series, we journey into the ancient world of the Vedic Gods & Goddesses, exploring their divinity through the hymns of the Rigveda.
Revealed are the earliest portrayals of Lord Shiva (Rudra) and Vishnu as well as their spiritual powers, roles and purpose.
Discover the most ancient forms of the Goddess – Aditi (mother of the universe who gives birth to all the Gods), the three River Goddesses (Saraswati, Ila and Mahi) and Nirriti (Goddess of Destruction) – and their arcane depiction.
Of utmost significance are Agni (God of Fire) and Indra, the foremost Rigvedic Godheads. Learn of their mysterious connection with Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu and why they slowly fade into the background in later times of India’s spiritual history.
Sessions will be held on the following 5 Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm EDT: May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30
If you are unable to attend a session, each webinar is recorded and made available to participants within 24 hours