Upcoming Workshop: Sept. 11th-Oct. 9
Introduction to the Vedic Scriptures (NAMA-PACE Approved)
This workshop consisting of five 90-minute lectures explores the philosophical and spiritual foundation of the ancient Vedic scriptures. 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 Introduction series, the significance of each Veda is explored.
The evolution of spiritual thought and practice as mapped against the chronology of India’s scriptures is the topic of the first session. Participants are provided a global perspective on the development over time of India’s various spiritual paths.
The second and third sessions are dedicated to the Rigveda (“Knowledge of the Sacred Mantra”). Its spiritual message to mankind as revealed by the ancient Rishis are presented, along with the Vedic Godheads and their roles in the spiritual quest of the Seeker. Lord Soma, the Godhead of Delight and subject matter of the Samaveda, is included in this discussion.
Roughy 2000 years later, we have the Yajurveda, or “Knowledge of the Sacrifice”. Supporting this Veda are volumes of Brahmanic texts detailing the ritual and sacred formulas of the outer Vedic sacrifices or yajnas. The spiritual boons of the major sacrifices, such as the Soma Sacrifice and New and Full Moon Sacrifices, are divulged.
Lastly, and of utmost interest to the practitioner of Ayurveda, is the Atharvaveda. This Veda comprises India’s first scripture dedicated to health and illness and is the forerunner to the much later classical Ayurvedic texts. Its contents include mantras or prayers for health and happiness as well as remedies for physical, mental-emotional and spiritual diseases. We will explore the earliest notion of health and healing and discuss many of the mantras used for healing.
Where: On-line using GoToMeeting webinar and recording functions.
When: Following Monday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm EDT: Sept. 11, 18, 25, October 2 and 9. All sessions are recorded for those unable to attend a class and as a future reference for all participants.
Personal Vedic Astrology Tutoring over the Internet
Individualized instruction on Vedic Astrology and/or Ayurveda is available and tailored to each student’s objectives and knowledge.
Set of 5 hourly lessons ($50/hour) for $250. Price includes up to 3 students per session. Individual 1-hour sessions available after initial 5 sessions @ $50/hour
10 Hours of Personal Tutoring (NAMA-PACE Approved)
Individualized instruction on Vedic Astrology and/or Ayurveda is available and tailored to each student’s objectives and knowledge. Lessons are given over the internet using webinar technology and webcam and are recorded for the participant’s future reference.
Set of 10 hourly individual lessons for $400 ($40/per hour per person). If 2 students per session, see option below.
Set of 10 hourly lessons for 2 students – $500 ($25/per hour per individual)
Pre-Recorded Fundamentals of Vedic Astrology
NAMA-PACE approved Credits
This set of 3 webinar courses contains over 25 hours of instructions. Price: $250 ($10/hour)
Fundamentals I: . Layout of the birth chart and detailed explanations of the planets, houses and constellations, along with their significations and attributions.
Fundamentals II: Learn the various ways in which the planets relate in the birth chart and how to assess the condition of each planet. Condition determines a planet’s ability to manifest its significations in the life of the individual.
Fundamentals III: This module explains the core principles of house yogas, presents a methodology and template for analyzing each area of life and illustrates how to use planetary karakas, or significators, as factors of confluence.