neelakantha Weekend: 8th – 9th July, 2017
Venue: San Francisco, CA, USA

Saturday Schedule
AM 9-12: Sanjay Rath

Introduction to Vimśottari Daśā; daśā periods; easy calculation; Janma daśā from Moon; four main types of vimśottari daśā – Janma, Utpanna, Kṣema and Ādhana Daśā; Choosing correct vimśottari daśā; although vimśottari daśā is to six levels, only three levels viz. daśā, antara and pratyantara will be taught in this workshop.
① longevity with vimśottari using rāśi and navāṁśa
② health with vimśottari using rāśi, navāṁśa and triṁśāṁśa

PM 1-3: Komilla Sutton

③ vimśottari daśā in relationships and marriage using rāśi and navāṁśa

PM 3-5: Sanjay Rath

Daśā Praveśa Chakra; study of the daśā entry charts for mahādaśā and antardaśā; position of Moon and daśā/antara planet; position of lagna; effects of other graha – this is the gochara chakra for the period

Sunday Schedule
AM 9-12: Sanjay Rath

Detailed use of navatārā chakra, special nakṣatra in vimśottari daśā; upagraha effects; navāṁśa bhāva effects
④ family events using vimśottari daśā in rāśi, dvādasāṁśa (parents), saptāṁśa (children)

PM 1-3: Sarbani Rath

vimśottari daśā in career events – job changes, promotions and losses; business application using rāśi and dasāṁśa

PM 3-5: Sanjay Rath

Special Vimśottari Daśā and applicability – Lagna vimśottari, Kevala vimśottari and Mūlā daśā

Speakers

rath_sqAbout Sanjay Rath
Sanjay Rath belongs to a traditional family of astrologers from Bira Balabhadrapur Sasan village of Puri, Orissa, which trace their lineage back to Shri Achyuta Das (Sri Achyutananda). Sanjay studied under his uncle, late Pandit Kasinath Rath. His grandfather, the late Pandit Jagannath Rath, was the Jyotish Ratna of Orissa and authored many books on Jyotish. He began his studies at a tender age, and received the depth of Jyotish only found among those who have been trained in the ancient traditional way of the parampara. He later became a graduate of mechanical engineering and worked for some time with the Government of India. Leaving government service to devote himself completely to Jyotisha, he has the depth of the ancient knowledge with the ability to communicate it to the modern mind.
He uses Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra, Jaimini Upadesa Sutras, Brihat Jataka and Saravali as the foundations of Jyotisha and teaches from various other Jyotish scripture and sacred literature such as the Bhagavad Gita, Upanisads, Puranas, etc. www.srath.com
Komilla SuttonAbout Komilla Sutton
Komilla is the 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 tis subject more accesible for the Western readers. She is the author of ‘Vedic Love Signs’, ‘Vedic Astrology’, ‘The Essentials of Vedic Astrology’ and ‘Lunar nodes – Crisis and Redemption’.www.Komilla.com
Sarbani RathAbout Sarbani Rath
In 1998 when Bṛhat Parāśara Horā Śāstra became the principal book on her table she began exclusively studying and practicing Jyotiṣa under the able guidance of Pt. Sanjay Rath. After receiving the Bṛhaspati Gāyatrī in 2002 she has been practising jyotiṣa professionally and teaching as a Jyotiṣa Guru of Śrī Jagannāth Center (SJC). She went on to be the President of SJC in 2008. She continues her passion of reading Vedic literature and after finishing a thorough study of the Garuḍa Purāṇa, is currently working on Sāradātilaka Tantra and Skanda Purāṇa. In 2011 she successfully completed the 5-year long Jaimini Scholar Programme (2007-11) and is a certified Jaimini Scholar of the First Himalaya Batch of Devaguru Bṛhaspati Center (DBC). On the directions of the DBC-Institute she is currently a teacher and Course Co-ordinator of the 2nd Himalaya Batch of the Jaimini Scholar Programme. As the Managing Editor of Sagittarius Publications, she oversees the publication of the quarterly jyotiṣa journal The Jyotish Digest and other astrology books. She has presented papers at various Jyotish conferences in India, USA, London and Serbia. She is a member of the British Association of Vedic Astrology (BAVA). www.sarbanirath.com/