…The person is equal to the universe. Whatever formed entities are found in the universe, they are also found in the person and vice versa. The learned people want to see the phenomena with this angle.
Charaka Samhita (sarirasthanam, chapter 4, verse 13)
Ayurveda declares unambiguously that every cell in the living being is representative of the entire universe, and that every aspect of the external universe can be seen in each cell of the living being.
When we increase our understanding of this relationship between the microcosm and the macrocosm, we can apply the knowledge thus gained to clinical and daily practice, and enhance positive results for our patients, for us, for the earth, and beyond.
Exploring holism or interconnectedness in the context of the nine grahas (planets) and their influence on all aspects of life and living, as understood by Ayurveda and allied knowledge systems, will be the theme of the V International Conference on “Ayurveda – Where Science Meets Consciousness”, vaidyagrama Ayurveda Healing Village, Coimbatore, India, December 11-18 2015.
During the seven days of this conference, scholars, physicians, astrologers, students and preceptors from around the globe, will have the opportunity to deliberate and discuss how the qualities and movements of the nine “planets” (navagrahas), and other celestial influences impact human physiology and experience, how we might detect their influences, and how to improve the our relationship with them.
concept of microcosm and macrocosm has been discussed by philosophers and
scientists including Swami Vivekananda (philosopher), Plato (philosopher),
Rudolf Steiner (philosopher), Sidney Brenner (Nobel prize winner in
Physiology), Fritjof Capra (physicist), and the great texts such as Brihat
Parashara Hora Shastra and Charaka Samhita.
Different schools of thought across the world have embraced the concept
of holism where the “tree can be seen in the seed” and the “seed can be seen in
Sadly, science has increasingly moved more and
more towards the school of reductionism, where we prefer not to see the whole, and remain content with
looking at only a part: Thus when we see
the eye we miss the nose; and when we see the nose, we miss the mouth. The
limitations of this reductionist perspective has contributed immensely to the
growing interest in holistic worldviews and their contribution to universal
day of the conference will be devoted to the study and understanding of a
specific graha and its influence on health and disease, herbs, metals and
minerals, and food. Thus for each graha, we will specifically study (a) Elements,
(b) Day, (c) Season, (d) Pujas, (e) Homams, (f) Mantras, (g) Body part, (h) Diseases,
(i) Herbs, (j) Grains, (k) Pulses or lentils, (m) Animals, (n) Colours, (o) Music
(or ragas), and (p) Yoga – asana and pranayama practice. Thus a deeper understanding of the influence
of the graha of the particular day will be achieved, essential for healing at a
We invite you to be part of this unique experience.
Confirmed presenters include -
- Mother Maya
- Dr.Vasant Lad
- Dr.Robert Svoboda
- Dr.Claudia Welch
- Shakta Kaur
Invited presenters include -
- Dr.Deepak Chopra
- Dr.Gopalakrishnan N.
- Myra Lewin
- Acharya Shunya Prathichi Mathur
and many more.
This is the first announcement regarding the conference - please do visit this page for more information in the coming months.
To quote Ted Perry, inspired by Chief
This we know.
All things are
like the blood
which unites one
Whatever befalls the
befalls the sons and
daughters of the earth.
Man did not weave
the web of life;
he is merely a
strand in it.
Whatever he does to
he does to himself.