18th Vedic Astrology Conference

Exploring the Inner Journey through Yoga and Jyotisha
Presented by Sanjay Rath, Sarbani Rath, Komilla Sutton, Andrew Foss PhD, William R. Levacy, PhD, James Kelleher, Keiko Ito, Bill Sinclair, Pandit Samavedula, Swami Sitaramananda
Dates: Friday, June 30 – Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Venue: 14651 Ballantree Ln, Grass Valley, CA 95949, United States
Phone: +1 530-272-9322
Tuition: $295.00
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Adhyātma Jyotiṣa Workshop by Pt. Sanjay Rath

chakra-sittingAdhyātma refers to the Supreme Spirit as well as one’s own; belonging to self or concerning self or individual personality. Self-realisation is what all spiritual paths aim to achieve, either as the final objective itself or an intermediate stage. Either way jyotiṣa, as the eye of the Vedas, is what helps us to see and know ourselves. This is the real jyotiṣa ocean that Ādi Shankara was referring to before his debate with Mandana Mishra (later Sureshwara). Every great journey must start with a tiny step. And this is what we aim to take up at the holy Sivananda Yoga Farm by starting with Vedic Cosmology and the Horoscope [The teachings are based primarily on Shiva Mahāpurāṇa, various upaniṣad, jyotiṣa classics etc.]

Monday, July 3rd
AM: overview of multiple lokas; 14 loka and tala of Brahma mapped into the horoscope; seven lokas in seven chakras, their shape, devatā and Sanskrit akṣara; understanding positions of graha, nakṣatra, and various devatā; in essence you will get a three-dimensional view of jyotiṣa as well as its map to your chakras, especially mūlādhāra, bhū-loka, Śrī Śaktī, Vidyeśvara Gaṇeśa and saṅsāra (mundane life on earth).
PM: Nāḍi – iḍā, piṇgalā and suṣumna; their flow in ṣaḍchakra while suṣumna alone moves to sapta-chakra (sahasrāra); vāyu (wind) as the ‘vāha’ (carrier) of saṅsāra; prāṇa in jyotiṣa;
Tuesday, July 4th
AM: aṣṭa charakāraka overview; ātmakāraka is Śiva; choosing rudrākṣa; understanding advaita and dvaita concept in jyotiṣa. kāraka lagna (rāśi) and kārakāṁśa (navāṁśa) as taught by Parāśara; īṣṭa devatā, dharma devatā, pālana devatā in navāṁśa; ṣaṣṭiāṁśa link to vedic knowledge; the Guru and dīkṣa timing;
PM: bandhana and mokṣa; mokṣa yoga of Parāśara