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Another D. Litt. degree for Dr. Frawley

Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) received a special D. Litt. (Vidya Vachaspati) degree from Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University in Faizabad-Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India. The award was conferred at the university’s 22nd Convocation, Nov. 3, by Chancellor Ram Naik, the honourable Governor of the state of Uttar Pradesh, and by Vice Chancellor Manoj Dixit.

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His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaja takes his Mahasamadhi, Aug. 13

We are deeply saddened to note that HH Pramukh Swami, head of the BAPS Swaminarayan order, one of the largest movements in modern Hinduism, took his Mahasamadhi Aug. 13. He was one of the greatest gurus and visionaries of modern India and of the entire world. His Swaminarayan order is famous for devotion to the

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The Spirit Matters interviews Dr David Frawley

The spiritual landscape has never been more diverse, more eclectic, more individualized or more internally focused.  Spirit matters, and in our open-source world, matters of the spirit are complex and endlessly fascinating.  The Spirit Matters podcast aims to help listeners make sense of it all. For more info visit

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Dr. David Frawley to Receive Prestigious National Eminence Award in India

On Dec. 25 in Mumbai, Dr. Frawley will be conferred the prestigious Chandrasekarendra National Eminence Award  from South Indian Educational Society, an affiliate of the famous Kanchi Shankaracharya Math, for his Vedic educational work. He is the first American to receive the award and only the second foreigner. The award is given in honor of Mahaswami

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Dr Frawley’s talk on “Yoga & Ayurveda”

Yoga and Ayurveda, the sister sciences of Self-healing and Self-realization, contain the keys to global health and individual spiritual development in an integral and comprehensive manner for body, mind and consciousness. Dr. David Frawley, one of the world’s foremost experts on Yoga and on Ayurveda, discusses the place of Yoga and Ayurveda in the world today

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