BAVA 18th International Conference

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.

Oscar Pistorius found guilty of murder

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Oscar Pistorius
Reeva Steenkamp Murder
Justice has its ways and in a case where the world thought that he may not be really guilty, we had actually pronounced him “Guilty of Murder”.
On Dec. 3, 2015, a South African appeals court changed Oscar Pistorius’ manslaughter verdict and found him guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. Pistorius was under house arrest for the remainder of his five-year manslaughter term but will have to go to court again to be re-sentenced for murder.

PJC 2016 Admissions

Objectives
The Parāśara Jyotiṣa Course (PJC) is to be taught in the tradition of Puri, India and includes spiritual instructions to develop the mind in order to grasp the entire subject. The student is to develop a keen understanding of Vedic astrology and will master all the śloka of Bṛhat Parāśara Horā Śāstra (BPHS).
This is the fourth batch of PJC Students, the first being mentored by Pt. Sanjay Rath, second by Dr. Andrew Foss and third by Sarbani Rath.
The syllabus primarily includes the jyotiṣa classic Bṛhat Parāśara Horā Śāstra as available today.

Rahu and Eighth House

This article was published at The Jyotish Star
There can be nothing more fearful than the 8th house which is called Randhra bhava in Jyotisa. The lord of the 8th house represents that which we astrologers call “the hand of destiny,” in a most negative sense. While many studies have been made about this house and its lord, here we are examining the effect of Rahu on the 8th house. Normally most astrologers assume that the conjunction of two malefic factors – the most malefic bhava (i.e. 8th house) and the most malefic planet in Jyotisa (i.e.

Om Hrīm Ritam Mantra

Om Hrīm Ritam By Swami Vivekananda
This is a San­skrit hymn to Sri Rama­kri­shna, com­posed by Swami Vivekananda.

The brilliance of Swami Vivekananda is seen in providing us with the three vital mantra for praying to Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa. Such a stotra which has a mantra hidden inside is called ‘Mantra Garbha Stotra’.