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The American Institute of Vedic Studies is a web-based educational center providing a broad range of courses, resources and publications for an international audience. It focuses on Vedic knowledge systems of Ayurveda, Yoga-Vedanta and Vedic astrology, along with the background system of Hinduism or ‘Sanatana Dharma’. It emphasizes bringing together the greater Yoga tradition in an integral manner with regard to its Vedic origins.

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING: The Vedic View on CRITICISM

    October 27,2020 / Webinar / 0 Comments

    Why is criticism important as part of the learning process? Why can it lead to conflict and enmity? How can we use it as a tool for self-improvement, social harmony and higher awareness? Differences of opinion are natural occurrences in life. After all, each person has his or her own mind and particular point of view. But disagreements need not result in conflict or enmity. For thousands of years Vedic Rishis have used critical analysis and...

  • Vedic Counseling and Ayurvedic Psychology

    October 21,2020 / Articles on Vedic Counseling / 0 Comments

      Vedic Counseling Several Vedic fields of education, counseling and therapy are gaining recognition throughout the world, including in countries where these disciplines are new and easy to confuse. As related Vedic fields, they cross over in different ways. Vedic counseling forms the background field for any education, guidance or therapy in the Vedic field. This includes Yoga, Ayurveda, Vedanta, Jyotish (Vedic astrology), Vastu and...

  • The Meaning of Durga

    October 17,2020 / Hindu Deities New Articles by David Frawley / 0 Comments

    No country in the world demonstrates such enduring reverence for the Great Mother Goddess, as does India. The Goddess is celebrated in every form, aspect and quality, through music, art, ritual, mantra and meditation. She is honored in women, the Earth, nature and the transcendent beyond all expression. Her worship is full of splendor, delight, mystery and wonder. The Goddess is Shakti, meaning power, the resort of all transformative energy and...

  • RECORDED WEBINAR: The Vedic View on CRITICISM

    October 13,2020 / video Videos / 0 Comments

    Why is criticism important as part of the learning process? Why can it lead to conflict and enmity? How can we use it as a tool for self-improvement, social harmony and higher awareness? Differences of opinion are natural occurrences in life. After all, each person has his or her own mind and particular point of view. But disagreements need not result in conflict or enmity. For thousands of years Vedic Rishis have used critical analysis and...

  • Mind and Consciousness

    What is the nature of the mind? How is it related to our deeper consciousness? And, above all, who are we in our real being? What is our true identity or true Self behind the endless stream of thoughts going on inside us? These have always been the prime questions that we must ask in order to discover the ultimate meaning and purpose of our existence. They are the basis of the seeking of liberation and Self-realization in the Yoga tradition. In...

  • Our True Self as the Space of Consciousness (Chidakasha)

    In Vedanta the Self or Atman is commonly defined as space (kham, akasha). That space (akasha) is further defined as bliss (Ananda). What is the nature of this space that is the Self? Clearly it is not what we ordinarily know of as space or experience as ourselves.   Our inner Self holds the entire universe in the small space within the spiritual heart (Hridaya). This is a space of Consciousness (Chidakasha) behind all manifestation in the...

  • The Teachings of Ramana Maharshi: An Integral View

    October 05,2020 / On Advaita Vedanta & Ramana Maharshi / 0 Comments

    Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi, perhaps modern India's greatest sage, recommended Atma-Vichara or Self-inquiry as the best and most direct approach for Self-realization. However, a careful examination of his teachings reveals that he recommended yogic approaches of devotion, mantra or raja yoga - in fact, he encouraged whatever might aid a person in their sadhana. The Maharshi emphasized a pure vegetarian diet as a crucial aid for clarity...

  • Mahatma Gandhi at 150 Years

    October 01,2020 / Articles on India New Articles by David Frawley / 0 Comments

      Mahatma Gandhi remains the most well known and respected figure of modern India and its Independence Movement. His spiritual approach to political activism has influenced the entire world, including the civil rights movement in the United States through Dr. Martin Luther King. Yet while many people know about Gandhi, few understand what he represented or the traditions he reflected.   Mahatma Gandhi was not a political...

  • RECORDED WEBINAR: The Vedic Approach to Transcending Fear

    September 29,2020 / Videos / 0 Comments

    Living in the era of a great pandemic, fear has become overwhelming owing to the resultant personal, social and economic uncertainty. According to Rishika Atri, “Fear is a sign of lack of knowledge and wisdom.” According to Ayurvedic Rishi Sushruta “Fear is the root cause of many psychological problems and results in weakness and diseases of the body.” The goal of Vedic knowledge is to help us attain a state of perfect mental and...

  • Ananda: What is its True Meaning?

    Ananda is one of the key terms of Yoga and Vedanta, and like many of the others very much misunderstood. Ananda is translated as bliss though it has no real equivalent in the English language. Bliss is at best a helpful approximation but can also be misleading.   Ananda is composed of the prefix 'aa' indicating superlative nature, and nanda meaning joy, happiness, contentment or delight. In other words, it is a deeper and timeless...

  • Mind as Your Best Friend or Worst Enemy

    September 25,2020 / Articles on Vedic Counseling / 0 Comments

      Your own mind is your best friend or worst enemy, depending upon how you relate to it. The mind is the part of your nature closest to and most intimate to your inner Self and Being, but also connected to the external world and its influences. Much of what we call our minds is not ours but the opinions of others. We must learn to go back to our core awareness, for which the mind is but an instrument of expression.   The human...

  • Yoga and Ayurveda to Help Counter the Drug Epidemic

    September 14,2020 / Articles on Vedic Counseling / 0 Comments

      The drug addiction problem is perhaps the greatest challenge today for mental health and psychological wellbeing, with the excessive use of both recreational and pharmaceutical drugs. Dependency on drugs is connected with many other issues like depression, anxiety, insomnia, peer pressure, the need to perform, physical or emotional pain and so on. Yet it has assumed a magnitude of its own.   The opiate epidemic is well known...

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