B.A.V.A 2016 Conference and Workshops

14 to 19 April 2016 London, UK.
The Workshops are with Pandit Samavedula, Komilla Sutton, Andrew Foss, Sanjay Rath
B.A.V.A 2016 Conference WebPages

Faculty
Pdt Sanjay Rath, Sarbani Rath, Pdt Samavedula, Dee Lekha, Keiko Ito, Bulbul Barrett, Vijaya Subramanian, Komilla Sutton, Andrew Foss, Geoffrey Pearce, Gordon Brennan, Barry Rosen. A brief biopic is included below.

Venue
Workshops on Thursday, Monday and Tuesday
The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place London W1U 8EA. Nearest tube station Baker Street.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Programme
11/13 Mandeville Place, London WIU 3AJ, UK. (nearest tube station Bond Street) Google Map

2016 BAVA Conference Programme

A  is for Advanced. B is for beginners.

Thursday 14 April at 50 Gloucester Place
10am-12:30pm – Workshop and Puja. Pandit Samavedula. Lakshmi Sadhana – Participatory Lakshmi Puja and talk
2pm-5pm Workshop – Komilla Sutton. Wealth, finances and Sade Sati

Friday 15 April at 11/13 Mandeville Place
9:30am-12:30pm Workshop – Andrew Foss. Using the SarvatoBhadraChakra for finances.
2:15pm Opening of Conference
2:30pm Plenary Sanjay Rath. Jupiter as the Karaka of wealth
4:30pm B Dee Lekha. Marketing astrology to the business community
4:30pm A Keiko Ito. Dhana Yogas
6:30pm Visit to Murugan Temple (shared travel cost)

Saturday 16 April at 11/13 Mandeville Place
9.00am B Pandit Samavedula. Kubera mantras and other mantras for prosperity
9.00am A Bulbul Barrett. Mercury retrograde and its effect on financial markets
11.00pm Plenary Sanjay Rath. Sun as Primary Controller of Wealth
1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm Plenary. Sarbani Rath. Srimanta – the Mark of Achievers
4.00pm A Vijaya Subramanian. The D4 for fortune and the D12 for inheritance
4.00pm B Komilla Sutton. Dhana and Labha Bhavas – wealth and income
6pm Shri Jyoti Software Presentation with Andrew Foss
7.15pm Dinner

Sunday 17 April at 11/13 Mandeville Place
9am Faculty panel plenary. Hot topics of the moment
11.00am B Gordon Brennan. How to spot a financial disaster before it happens
11.00am A Andrew Foss. AmatyaKaraka and career
1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm Plenary Sarbani Rath. The very auspicious Sri Lagna
4.00pm B Barry Rosen. Trading and Investing from Your Chart: Using Transits, Dashas and Tarabala and Yogi Points
4.00pm A Geoffrey Pearce. Using the Symbolism of the Drekkanas

Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th April at 50 Gloucester Place
Two Day Workshop with Sanjay Rath at 50 Gloucester Place
10am-5.00pm Sanjay Rath. Foundations of financial astrology
Critical bhavas for wealth in rāśi (D1), navāṁśa (D9) and ṣaṣṭiāṁśa (D60).
Understanding the principles behind formation of dhana yogas, sthira-rāśi and paṇapara.
Initiation of wealth and income; Role of Moon and Society.
Some Dhana Yogas of BPHS.
Also Daridra Yoga; Understanding Kemadruma; People (relationship) as harbinger of fortune (wealth); Śrīmanta Yoga of Jaimini; Derivation of other dhana yoga from Śrīmanta Yoga.

Conference 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
Andrew Foss PhDAbout Andrew Foss PhD
Andrew Foss PhD, is the President and co-founder of the British Association of Vedic Astrology. He has a BA and MA from Oxford University in Physics and an MSc and PhD in Computing Science. He is the author of the leading software for Vedic Astrology, Shri Jyoti Star and the editor of the journal Gochara. He is a Jaimini Scholar and has lectured internationally on Jyotish, Ayurveda and computing and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. Web site: www.vedicsoftware.com
Pandit SamavedulaAbout Pandit Samavedula
Pandit Smavedula 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 will perform the pujas and homas during the conference. www.vedicyagyacenter.com
Gordon BrennanAbout Gordon Brennan
Gordon Brennan has studied Vedic Astrology for 20 years and is also qualified in Sanskrit, the language in which it was originally written down. He has a post graduate qualification in astrology from India called Jaimini Scholar and also is the committee member of the British Association for Vedic Astrology responsible for education. www.bava.org/education
Geoffrey PearceAbout Geoffrey Pearce
Geoffrey is an accredited teacher of Jyotish by the American Council of Vedic Astrology (ACVA). He is a member of the ACVA Council, and Treasurer of the British Association for Vedic Astrology (BAVA). He takes regular weekly classes in London, in particular at the School of Economic Science in London where he is the Head of the Jyotish Faculty.
Besides teaching to over 30 students in London at Foundation and Intermediate levels, Geoffrey devotes a considerable amount of his time giving lectures to the public aimed at persuading them about the validity of the subject. He is also researching the laws and universal forces behind the astrological rules and principles, as well as the relationship between planetary cycles and the rise and fall of nations and civilisations. http://www.vediccharts.co.uk/
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/
About Barry Rosen
Barry Rosen has been practicing Vedic astrology since 1987 and has done hundreds of consultations. He has visited and studied in India on 3 occasions and has spoken numerous times at the American Council of Vedic Astrology Conferences and also the British Association of Vedic Astrologers. He has been involved in Vedic culture since 1973 and is a long-time meditation and yoga teacher and a published poet. Professionally, he has applied Vedic astrology to predicting financial markets since 1987 and has published numerous articles in leading journals including the NCGR journal and Trader’s World and the Trader’s Astrological Almanac http://appliedvedicastrology.com/
Vijaya-SubramanianAbout Vijaya Subramanian
Mobile: +447811171586 EMail: vtry19@gmail.com
bulbul_barrettAbout Bulbul Barrett
Bulbul was introduced to vedic astrology at an early age whilst growing up in India, and those early experiences sowed the seed for her later interest in learning and applying the subject herself. She has now been practising astrology for the last 12 years with the British Association of Vedic Astrology, where she has lectured at their annual conference and has also been featured in Daily Candy, an online guide to London. She has also attended psychic development classes at SIH for some years to hone her intuitive abilities and feels that integrating these modalities gives a more profound and complete picture when applying astrological techniques. 07950 701129 or bulbul.barrett@gmail.com

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2015 Conference and Workshops
23 to 27 April 2015 London, UK.
The Workshops are with Pandit Samavedula, Komilla Sutton, Andrew Foss, Sanjay Rath
B.A.V.A 2015 Conference WebPages

Faculty
The Faculty of Esteemed Vedic Astrologers: Pdt Sanjay Rath, Sarbani Rath, Pdt Samavedula, Lakshmi Ramesh, Komilla Sutton, Andrew Foss, Geoffrey Pearce, Gordon Brennan, Keiko Ito, Gary O-Toole. A brief biopic is included below.

Venue
Workshops on Thursday and Monday:
The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place London W1U 8EA. Nearest tube station Baker Street.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Programme:
11/13 Mandeville Place, London WIU 3AJ, UK. (nearest tube station Bond Street) Google Map

2015 BAVA Conference Programme

A  is for Advanced. B is for beginners.

Thursday 23 April at 50 Gloucester Place
10am-12:30am Workshop and Puja. Pandit Samavedula, Navagraha and Brihaspati (Jupiter) Puja Workshop focused on Jupiter and the guru.
2pm-5pm Workshop Komilla Sutton, TBA

Friday 24 April at 11/13 Mandeville Place
9:30-12:30 Workshop Andrew Foss, The fundamental flaws of all the Ascendants and their remedies
2:30pm Opening of Conference
2:45pm B Gary O’Toole, Compensating for Debilitated Planets
2:45pm A Lakshmi Ramesh, The Varnada, our natural flavour
5pm B Gordon Brennan, How to understand the Yoga in the Panchanga
5pm A Komilla Sutton, The Trimshamsha (D30), the sources of Good and Evil

Saturday 25 April at 11/13 Mandeville Place
9am B Gary O’Toole, An Astrological Guide to Fitness
9am A Pandit Samavedula, Mantras and remedies for relationships
11am Plenary Sarbani Rath, The Neshta Graha, finding a mate
2pm B Geoffrey Pearce, A systematic approach to chart interpretation
2pm A Komilla Sutton, TBA
4pm Plenary Sanjay Rath, Nara Chakra – the body and its weaknesses

Sunday 26 April at 11/13 Mandeville Place
9am Faculty panel plenary
11am Plenary Sanjay Rath, Income Generation
2pm B Keiko, What is Shakti and how can it be indicated in a chart?
2pm A Andrew Foss, Using the Special Nakshatras
4pm Plenary Sarbani Rath, TBA

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Monday 27 April Workshop with Sanjay Rath at 50 Gloucester Place
10am- 5pm Sanjay Rath, Relationships and Marriage

Conference 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
Andrew Foss PhDAbout Andrew Foss PhD
Andrew Foss PhD, is the President and co-founder of the British Association of Vedic Astrology. He has a BA and MA from Oxford University in Physics and an MSc and PhD in Computing Science. He is the author of the leading software for Vedic Astrology, Shri Jyoti Star and the editor of the journal Gochara. He is a Jaimini Scholar and has lectured internationally on Jyotish, Ayurveda and computing and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. Web site: www.vedicsoftware.com
Pandit SamavedulaAbout Pandit Samavedula
Pandit Smavedula 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 will perform the pujas and homas during the conference. www.vedicyagyacenter.com
Gordon BrennanAbout Gordon Brennan
Gordon Brennan has studied Vedic Astrology for 20 years and is also qualified in Sanskrit, the language in which it was originally written down. He has a post graduate qualification in astrology from India called Jaimini Scholar and also is the committee member of the British Association for Vedic Astrology responsible for education. www.bava.org/education
Geoffrey PearceAbout Geoffrey Pearce
Geoffrey is an accredited teacher of Jyotish by the American Council of Vedic Astrology (ACVA). He is a member of the ACVA Council, and Treasurer of the British Association for Vedic Astrology (BAVA). He takes regular weekly classes in London, in particular at the School of Economic Science in London where he is the Head of the Jyotish Faculty.
Besides teaching to over 30 students in London at Foundation and Intermediate levels, Geoffrey devotes a considerable amount of his time giving lectures to the public aimed at persuading them about the validity of the subject. He is also researching the laws and universal forces behind the astrological rules and principles, as well as the relationship between planetary cycles and the rise and fall of nations and civilisations. http://www.vediccharts.co.uk/
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/
Gary O'Toole About Gary O’Toole
He was first introduced to Vedic astrology in 1996 by Pearl Finn, a Vedic astrologer based in Galway, Ireland where he lives. Since that time he has studied with many Vedic astrologers worldwide, including Komilla Sutton in recent years. He has studied Ayurveda with the American Institute of Vedic Studies, through which he was granted the title ‘Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor’ and spent time studying at the International Academy of Ayurved in India. www.timelineastrology.com

BioPics of Keiko Ito and Lakshmi Ramesh coming shortly …

Conference Theme:  ‘Jupiter and Saturn in honor of their exaltations’

jupiter-saturn-1Dates: 24 to 29 April 2014 London, UK.
Venue: 11/13 Mandeville Place, London WIU 3AJ, UK. (nearest tube station Bond Street) Google Map
This is the 16th international BAVA Conference. The Workshops are with Sanjay Rath, Pandit Samavedula, Komilla Sutton and Andrew Foss
The Faculty of Esteemed Vedic Astrologers
Sanjay Rath, Pandit Samavedula, Dr. Andrew Foss, Komilla Sutton, Gordon Brennan, Anna Karlsdottir, Bulbul, Sarbani Rath, Geoffrey Pearce, Vijaya Subramanian, Marianna Polonsky
The Workshops are with Pandit Samavedula, Sanjay Rath, Komilla Sutton and Andrew Foss
Conference Info Join BAVA Contact BAVA

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Graha Yuddha
Definition of Yuddha (War) and Astāṅgata (Combustion)
Longitude and Latitude wars
Types of Yuddha
Effects of Graha Yuddha (with Illustrations)
Keynote Address
Jupiter & Saturn: The Jovian Years Demystified
The first approximation of Jupiterian transit in the zodiac gives 12 years while that for Saturn is 30 years. The lowest common multiple for these two figures is 60, which is the total period of the jovian cycle.
Let us study the jovian years keeping this cycle in mind, and the correction that it needs as this is an approximation.
What is the implication of Jupiter and Saturn being in trikoṇa, kendra or such bhāva from each other.
Praśna Workshop
Part-1: Praśna Basics
Things to be noted at query time
Listing topics for Readings
The 22 Time personified evils
Muhurta and similar factors
Part-2: Praśna Application
Praśna Ārūḍha
Praśna Akṣara
Nimitta
Praśna Chart
Pañca Sūtra
Ārūḍha application
Answering Questions (Praśna)
Importance of personal sādhanā

2014 BAVA Conference Programme

Note: A is for Advanced. B is for beginners.
Thursday 24 April
10am-12:30pm Workshop and Puja Pandit Samavedula, Navagraha Participatory Puja with special focus on Jupiter and Saturn, come and be a part of this very special puja (with explanations)
2pm-5pm Workshop Andrew Foss, Pacakadi Sambandha, the awakening of the grahas.

Friday 25 April
9:30am-12:30pm Workshop Komilla Sutton, Sade Sati – Saturn’s Intense and Defining Transit
2:30pm Opening of Conference
3.00pm Keynote address Sanjay Rath, Jupiter & Saturn: The Jovian Years Demystified
5pm B Gordon Brennan, Will the UK break up?
5pm A Andrew Foss, The Arudhas of Jupiter and Saturn

Saturday 26 April
9am B Anna Karlsdottir, Saturn and Jupiters transits through the Nakshatras of their exaltation signs. Their harmony and possible impact
9am A Pandit Samavedula, Nakshatra mantras part 1
11am  Plenary Sanjay Rath, Graha Yuddha, planetary war
2pm B Bulbul Barrett, The solar-lunar technique of looking at the annual chart
2pm A Sarbani Rath, Guru Kripa, the role of the grace of the Guru and Jupiter’s transit through Cancer
4pm B Komilla Sutton, Jupiter and Saturn’s role as Bhava Karakas?
4pm A Geoffrey Pearce, Influences of Jupiter/Saturn Conjunctions in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Sunday 27 April
9am Faculty panel plenary
11am B Pandit Samavedula, Nakshatra mantras part 2
11am A Vijaya Subramanian, Avasthas: special states of the planets
2pm B Komilla Sutton,12th house: Vyaya or Moksha?
2pm A Sarbani Rath, Saturn on the Arudha (this will be a discussion on Saturn’s transit on different houses from Arudha Lagna)
4pm B Andrew Foss, The mantras of the Grahas
4pm A Marianna Polonsky,TBA

 Monday and Tuesday 28-29 April
10am- 5pm Sanjay Rath, Prashna (Answering queries) Special 2-day workshop.
Monday: Part-1: Praśna Basics
Tuesday: Part-2: Praśna Application

Conference 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
Andrew Foss PhDAbout Andrew Foss PhD
Andrew Foss PhD, is the President and co-founder of the British Association of Vedic Astrology. He has a BA and MA from Oxford University in Physics and an MSc and PhD in Computing Science. He is the author of the leading software for Vedic Astrology, Shri Jyoti Star and the editor of the journal Gochara. He is a Jaimini Scholar and has lectured internationally on Jyotish, Ayurveda and computing and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. Web site: www.vedicsoftware.com
Pandit SamavedulaAbout Pandit Samavedula
Pandit Smavedula 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 will perform the pujas and homas during the conference.  www.vedicyagyacenter.com
Gordon BrennanAbout Gordon Brennan
Gordon Brennan has studied Vedic Astrology for 20 years and is also qualified in Sanskrit, the language in which it was originally written down. He has a post graduate qualification in astrology from India called Jaimini Scholar and also is the committee member of the British Association for Vedic Astrology responsible for education. www.bava.org/education
Geoffrey PearceAbout Geoffrey Pearce
Geoffrey is an accredited teacher of Jyotish by the American Council of Vedic Astrology (ACVA). He is a member of the ACVA Council, and Treasurer of the British Association for Vedic Astrology (BAVA). He takes regular weekly classes in London, in particular at the School of Economic Science in London where he is the Head of the Jyotish Faculty.
Besides teaching to over 30 students in London at Foundation and Intermediate levels, Geoffrey devotes a considerable amount of his time giving lectures to the public aimed at persuading them about the validity of the subject. He is also researching the laws and universal forces behind the astrological rules and principles, as well as the relationship between planetary cycles and the rise and fall of nations and civilisations. http://www.vediccharts.co.uk/
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/
Anna KarlsdottirAbout Anna Karlsdottir
Co-founder and chairperson of the Spiritual Association of Seydisfjordur, established in 1993, Anna has been involved in various projects and extensive spiritual work throughout the years, and also organised a national convention on spirituality in 2006. Anna had been independently studying the fascinating subject of Vedic astrology for over a decade when she found her teacher Komilla Sutton, and has studied with her since 2003, participated in her workshops in the UK and her webinars, as well as pilgrimage trips and workshops in India. Anna is currently based in Seydisfjordur, Iceland. anna@brimberg.is

This is to inform one and all that I am not able to attend the BAVA 2011 conference due to refusal of my VISA application. Like every other year I have applied for VISA and blindly attach the letter I get from BAVA. This year, somehow there was a line that has created the problem. The reason for refusal has been clearly stated in the document and we also do not have appeal.

I believe we also cannot reapply till the mandatory processing period of 3 months. Am I wrong? Please enlighten me if this is period is less. I would like to explain my position to the VISA officer and reapply with all documents but I am not allowed to do so immediately. This was an unfortunate clearical error on the part of BAVA and both myself and Sarbani cannot attend BAVA. I am not able to make the presentation using Web conferencing or such methods of teaching which I am not used to. However, I have forwarded my papers to Andrew and Gordon, who are Jaimini Scholars and who will be making the presentation on my behalf. I will wait the 3 month period as I respect officers decison and will surely reapply for the VISA as I love England. I believe in the goodness of governance and that once we explain the error, this will pass. So hope to see you in future in London. I will miss the holiday I planned this year. Scotland-Inverness last year is still so fresh in my memory from my last years holiday.

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