Ayurveda’s holistic approach facilitates total health for the whole person. In the last Sunday of each month, Vedika Global’s international staff of dedicated teachers bring together the science of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Vedanta to walk us through the path of Swasthavritta. This important sanskrit term encompasses all of the knowledge which leads us to the path of health protection and disease prevention.
Join us on July 28th:
The Circle of Life and Aging Wisely - with wisdom of the sages and poets from India
Ayurveda is the science of longevity and health. It is the worlds only system that dedicates an entire specialized branch of medicine towards healthy aging. Vedika's Founder and Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur will elaborate on Ayurveda's wisdom pertaining to healthy and wise aging.
Our guest speakers Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian, and Shri Arvind Kansal will expand upon this topic with their unique viewpoints based on the wisdom of the sages and poets from India. Vedika's Ayurveda Chef Shri Sanjai will demonstrate recipes that retard aging and support rejuvenation and wellbeing.
Join our July Guest Speakers
Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian
Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian is the Spiritual Director of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment (CSE) with headquarters in San Jose, California. The author of several books including Living the Eternal Way: Spiritual Meaning and Practice in Daily Life; Editor of Enlightenment Journal, a quarterly yoga magazine; host of the weekly radio program The Yoga Hour on www.Unity.fm; she is also the Founder of Carry the Vision, a nonprofit for nonviolence education. She serves as a member of many International Boards and is the Vice Chair emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions.
Light at the Edge of the Forrest: A Yogic View on Aging
Yoga philosophy and practice lights the path for healthy, vital, and purposeful living at every stage of life. Our later years are especially important, not only as the culmination of a life well lived, but specifically for the greater development and expression of wisdom, soul powers, and love. Becoming an elder in the Vedic system corresponds with what is called the vānaprastha, or forest dweller stage of life in which one moves from the time of family and career responsibilities toward a stronger focus on spiritual development. The five great obstacles to spiritual realization—ignorance, egoism, attachment, aversion, and clinging to life—take on a new significance at this stage of life. Depending on how we understand the purpose of life and our ability to deal with those obstacles, the process of aging can be our enemy or our ally. As an ally, aging bring precious gifts of grace that await our recognition.
News for Arogyam Radio Show Fans
Meet Arvind Kansal, the popular host of Vedika Global's Radio Show, Arogyam - Your Health with Ayurveda. This show is broadcast on 1550 AM every Friday from 11:30 am to noon. Arvind will read his favorite poetry selections from the famous Urdu and Hindi poets. Arvind's calm voice and engaging hosting is earning our show a growing fan base!
Where: Vedika Global - click here for directions
Dates: Sept 22 and Oct 27
Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, with a vegetarian potluck to follow
Cost: Free to the community, donations of $10 are appreciated
Teachers: Vedika’s teachers as well as graduate students.
Bring: Please bring an item for a vegetarian* potluck meal 5pm - 6pm.
(**No meat, fish or eggs. Dairy is okay.)
No registration or advance sign-up needed.
Manageable children and infants are okay to bring.
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