Arrival: Thursday, July 4
Departure: Monday, July 8, 2013
Accommodation options for the 4 night stay, per person:
Tent - $200
Dorm (4 person) - $260
Cabin (2 person) - $340
Cabin (1 person) - $560
Deluxe Shared (3 person) - $380
Deluxe Shared (2 person) - $480
Deluxe Cabin (1 person) - $780
"Karmas and its remedials" is the topic of this inspiring gathering of 9 international vedic astrologers in the Sivananda ashram Yoga Farm, Grass Valley, CA from July 4-8, 2013. The Master classes will be about:" the art of Prashna" with Master teacher Kailasnath from Kerala India . Prashna is the kerala developped art of receiving divine answer from the energy of the moment. Kailasnath will share his knowledge of Prashna (horary astrology) and of Omens for the first time in the US. It is a special opportunity not to miss for all astrologers east and west!. Learn from the experience of these 9 seasonned vedic astrologers and teachers how to counsel the remedials to the karmas detected in the birth chart from the spiritual and yogic and budhist point of view . The web of Karma is the most intricate web, irresistibly catching the souls in its meshes , bringing about difficult life circumstances and painful lessons. Astrology reveals to us the effects of our previous karma, good or bad. All the planets indicate clearly whether we are enjoying or suffering now as a result of our actions in our previous birth. The way to alleviate the prarabdha karma is to experience it and learn our spiritual lessons. The role of the enlightenned vedic astrologer is the most important role of spiritual counsellor, most alike to the role of Krishna who guides Arjuna through his despondency and step by step enlighting him to his duty and revealing the truth about Karma and Bhakti and Jnana yoga.
Prashna: Arudha & Gulika
Prashna: Ashta Mangala
Role of Astrologer in Divination
7/5 8:00 - 10:00 am, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, 2:30 - 4:00 pm, 8:30 - 9:30 pm
Prashna means question. The question to the prashna astrologer is Have I created positive karma for myself through expressing my free will or not. What areas are obstructing and how to resolve it. The Prashna astrologer becomes Daivagnya (divine oracle) at the moment of the consultation and gives the answers as if through the higher power. This is a very profound and complicated branch of Vedic Astrology. Kailasnath will share his knowledge on techniques of Prashna with focus on Arudha, Gulika, Past life, Nimitta and more.
Bala Assessment: Creating Life Advantage with Vedic Astrology
Remedial Measures: Vedic Methods to Close the Gap
William R. Levacy, Ph.D.
7/06 12:00 - 1:30 pm
7/07 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Assessing the Vedic astrology chart enables the astrologer and client to define and shape personal development. The chart helps identify strengths and weakness (bala) and the key, specific skills (shubha karmas) that we must develop to succeed. This class will look at the chart as a competency model to help us recognize the ongoing need to update our talents, skills, knowledge, abilities, and behavior to gain maximum evolution in life.
Vedic astrology not only identifies what is broken in our life but gives us recommendations on how to fix them. There is a broad inventory of topics related to corrective actions in the field of Vedic astrology. This class will examine the various types of Vedic remedial measures. We will discuss their proper application to align personal action or karma with the highest outcomes promised in the birth chart.
Karma and Freewill
Past life resonances and how to handle them
7/06 8:00 - 10:00 am
7/07 6:45 - 7:45 am
The Vedic chart gives us a snapshot of the karma at the beginning of life but then how much does that dictate what we experience as the years pass? How much freewill do we have? This talk will look at these questions and related topics.
Some believe that this life is influenced by experiences in past lives. we will look at the evidence for this and what the texts say about the stream of karma from life to life and possible indications in the Vedic chart.
The Secret of Exaltations and Debilitations
7/06 2:30 - 4:00 pm, 7/07 8:30 - 9:45 pm
We will talk about the karma created by Saturn and Rahu and what its conjunction means on a karmic level for all of us and the world as we are experiencing this conjunction together. Komilla will give a personal point of view on how to deal with this and therefore other challenging conjunctions.
Why do planets gets exalted and debiltated at certain degrees of chart. I will talk about the rashi, and nakshatra positions. Speak on the myths connected to these positions. Why sometimes even exalted planets are not as good as they are and debilitated planets also have their strength - the key lies in understanding them and developing their qualities in the right way.
Enlightened Actions Through The Astrology Houses
Sadasiva (Sam Geppi)
7/07 8:00 - 10:00 am
7/08 6:45 - 7:45 am
Using Jagraadadi avasthas to assess the relative wakefulness and sleepiness of each graha and how that refers to the three gunas .. and what to do about it in a chart. This includes the formula for calculating dignity in the chart.
We will look at the rules for planetary house rulership as outlined in the Yoga Karaka Chapter in BPHS (Sadasiva's book - The Ascendant - 108 Planets of Vedic Astrology is based on this very important Chapter) and explore the deeper, overlooked qualities of the Astrology houses and how a greater mastery leads to more enlightened actions for you and your clients.
Introduction to Planets & Houses
The Moon and Peace of Mind: Yogic and Buddhist Remedials
7/04 12:00 - 1:30 pm
7/07 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Everybody craves for peace of mind, yet it is one of the most difficult things to achieve. How can Buddhism show a way and Jyotish provide the actual pointers in a natal chart? And what is the "mind" anyway? Techniques and hints from Buddhism to quieten one's mind will be added to exploring the stresses to the Moon and many other factors in one's natal chart that indicate the cause and timings of disturbances and to show what kind of remedial measures can effectively help attaining it. In this workshop we will examine the moon in the natal chart to preview and become aware of the possible disturbances to peace of mind and use yogic and budhist techniques and principles to guide us how to remedy to them. This workshop will focus exclusively on the disposition of the moon and the moon nakshatras as well as many other factors in the natal chart influencing peace of mind. Budhist and yogic pschychology give many insights on how to sublimate emotions, calm the mind and remove mental and emotional obstacles.
How to see the main aspects in an astrology chart
A career and spiritual life
Dr. Rami Bleckt
7/04 2:30 - 4:00 pm
7/08 8:00 - 10:00 am
Subconscious programs; the main mission of a person's life; a general synthesis of the chart; giving advice about important and necessary things at the current time
The main factors of career success; how to neutralize unfavorably planets’ positions that prevent from success in the career ; how social activity can influence our success in spiritual life).
7/06 8:30 - 9:45 pm
Of all of the planets, Saturn probably gets the worst press. In astrology, Saturn is associated with delays, obstacles, pressures, suffering, ill health and a wide assortment of other negative condition. Yet, these things are only the expression of Saturn's shadow side. In fact, Saturn is one of the most magnificent planets. It is responsible for our ability to bring our desires into concrete form. Without Saturn's permission, none of us would be able to produce or obtain anything good in life. In this class, Jim will talk about Saturn. He will not only familiarize you with Saturn's qualities, but he will also show you some powerful upayas or remedial methods for helping you "tune in" to Saturn, and remove obstruction and frustration.
Jyotish Beginners Course is Recommended, but not Required.
$295 plus accommodations.
The course will begin at 11am on July 4th. Arrive early on July 3rd for an Orientation at 7pm followed by Satsang.
We encourage you to arrive by 4pm on July 3rd, making the most out of the afternoon by joining us for the Asana class and dinner. You are always welcome and encouraged to extend your stay to any length before or after the course. Please indicate your desired arrival and departure dates on your registration form (click 'register' below).
Other: slip on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight.
All books and materials are available in our boutique.
To reserve a place for this course, please register online or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Then please call to give us your credit card deposit and confirm your reservation. A deposit paying for your first night's stay is required for your reservation. Please note that in case of cancellation, no refund will be given. A credit note for other programs at the Yoga Farm (valid for one year) will be given.
Seniors (60+) 10%