Integral Vedic Counseling Course

Learn the ancient art of Vedic Counseling and Life-Guidance to live a Vedic life based upon Dharmic values and right management of your Karma. Learn how the Vedic Sciences of Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurveda, Jyotish and Vastu fit together into an integral model of optimal well-being and Self-realization. Add Vedic Counseling to your teaching or healing work. Vedic Counseling is the ancient Vedic art and science of life guidance for body, mind and consciousness. It is the basis for all Vedic teaching and education. It is common to all Vedic disciplines and forms their foundation and interconnection. Learning it provides you the basis for sharing Vedic knowledge with all. Study with one of the foremost teachers of Vedic knowledge today, Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri), D.Litt, Padma Bhushan, trained in all these branches of Vedic knowledge.

Join our unique course in Integral Vedic Counseling, the first in depth course in this profound subject of the wisdom of the Rishis. The course is based upon Dr. David Frawley’s extensive work with related Vedic sciences of Yoga, Ayurveda, Vedanta and Vedic astrology. The course teaches us how to integrate these profound Vedic disciplines according to a background Vedic Counseling model that shows us how to communicate their essence with clarity and depth. Gain certification in the new field of Vedic Counseling.

Vedic counseling addresses all aspects of human life, with transformational guidance leading us to physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being. Though rooted in the ancient Vedic tradition, it is of crucial importance for the planetary age, sharing a timeless vision of human unity with all.

Vedic counseling is relevant to all forms of healing, creativity, life-enhancement, and experiential spirituality. It provides in-depth guidance on how we can lead our lives in an optimal manner for unfolding higher powers of thought and action, to the supreme Self-realization. We can describe Vedic counseling as a Vedic spiritual or yogic counseling, as it looks to the role of consciousness as the key factor in our existence through our many incarnations. It forms the foundation of Vedic education.

This integral approach to Vedic counseling provides the student with key insights into the main Vedic fields of Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurveda, Tantra, Vedic astrology, and Vastu, providing core insights into Vedic philosophy and psychology, Vedic values, and a Vedic way of life of conscious living for the benefit of all.

COURSE FORMAT

1. The course comes in five on-line volumes or  sections and more than forty lessons, over eight hundred pages of course material.

2. Course includes illustrations, numerous audios by Dr. Frawley and several videos to enhance the course experience.

3. The course is a self-study course and allows the student to go at his or her own pace.

4. There is a three year time limit for completing the course or a reinstatement fee may be required.

The course does not require that the student purchase any books, though additional books are recommended for those interested in the deeper study. The course contains relevant portions of the Art and Science of Vedic Counseling, with an expansion of the topics involved. It includes extensive material on related Vedic disciplines of Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurveda, Vedic astrology and Vastu based upon Dr. Frawley’s teachings.

Certification

The course grants credit in “Integral Vedic Counselor: Foundation Course”, and 300 hours of credit with our organization.  It grants you special study recognition and credentials as students of Dr. Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri).

The course helps you become a Vedic teacher, educator, counselor, life-guide and mentor. It provides you a good foundation in the field of Vedic knowledge overall.

ADVANCED STUDIES

Students can go on to our other Vedic courses, including Ayurvedic Healing, Ayurvedic Astrology, Yoga, Ayurveda, Mantra and Meditation.

Graduates can get special tutorial guidance from Dr. Frawley personally for advanced study in Vedic counseling.

Integral Vedic Educator Certification, Ayurveda, Raja Yoga, Vedic Astrology, Vedic Counseling. For those who have completed all our four courses.

 

Course Author

Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) D.Litt is one of the most respected Vedic educators worldwide. He is the only western Vedic teacher to have received the prestigious Padma Bhushan award, the third-highest civilian award from the President of India, for his work as a Vedic teacher. He was one of the first to receive a prestigious doctor of letters, from SVYASA (Swami Vivekananda Yoganusandhana Samsthana), the only deemed Yoga university in India. He has gained a special National Eminence Award from the South Indian Education Society (SIES) under the auspices of the famous Kanchi Shankaracharya Math, one of the main sites of traditional learning in India.

Dr. Frawley is the author of fifty books published in twenty languages worldwide over the last thirty years. He has direct experience teaching and guiding individuals, groups and organizations in the different fields of Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurveda, and Vedic astrology, and has written extensively on all these topics. He has been part of several important Vedic educational institutes and projects worldwide, including at a national level in India. He is considered to be the most accomplished western teacher of an integral approach to Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurveda and Vedic astrology.

 

Vedic Counseling:

Nature, Meaning, Orientation & Goals

Vedic counseling is the foundational counseling approach of Vedic philosophy and Vedic healing, which pervades all the Vedic arts and sciences. Through it you can learn the principles of Vedic living, dharmic living and yogic living and how these reflect each other to transform our lives.

The goal of our course is to provide you with a Vedic view of counseling and life-guidance as part of a way of Self-realization as the universal awareness at the core of our own being. Such a transformative approach to counseling today is unique and boundless in what it can offer us for our inner unfoldment.

The course teaches you Vedic counseling according to specific applications, an orientation towards consciousness as the basis of all our potentials, and based upon a deep understanding dharma and karma, helping your understand your life purpose and how your karma reflects it.

Aim and Audience for Course

The Integral Vedic counseling course can be taken by those new to the Vedic field of knowledge, providing a good foundation in light of counseling and life-guidance approaches that are relevant to all and cover every domain of life outwardly and inwardly.

The course specifically addresses existing practitioners and serious students of the Vedic sciences (Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology, and Vastu). It is designed to guide them in their study, practice, teaching, and communication. The course provides specific counseling principles and methods for those in the Vedic field. This is important, since many Vedic practitioners lack counseling skills and may not have been taught them as part of their studies.

The course can be helpful for counselors in other fields but may require adaptation or additional studies, as well as receptivity to the Vedic view of life.

Course Orientation and Information

Our Integral Vedic Counseling Course is not just a matter of imparting information or helpful techniques. It first aims at teaching and promoting certain values or a way of dharmic living and thinking or what could be called a “Vedic Life” staring with ourselves This implies character development, which is a matter of self-discipline, not simply imbibing information.

The course asks us to recognize the unique nature of each individual and does not give out mass formulas to be applied mechanically. It employs a number of Vedic typologies based upon the three gunas, three doshas, five elements and nine planets to aid in this determination of individual nature.

What Students Can Expect from the Course

The course provides you with detailed knowledge about Vedic Counseling and its main lines of application. You will receive an introduction to Ayurvedic psychology, Yoga psychology, Vedantic philosophy, Vedic astrology and Vastu.

New Students to Vedic Knowledge

Students with a background in the Vedic field will gain an understanding of the basis of Vedic counseling, life-guidance, and the Vedic educational model for personal healing and transformation, to help themselves, friends and family, for understanding their karma and how to live according to their highest potential.

Students of Ayurveda

The course will provide special teachings on Vedic Counseling, detail on Ayurvedic Psychology, and helpful information on Yoga, Vedic Astrology and Vastu. You will gain a better understanding of how to communicate with clients and encourage them in Ayurvedic behavioral modifications and Vedic values.

Students of Vedic Astrology

The course will provide you with special teachings on Vedic Counseling,  detail on counseling in Vedic Astrology, and helpful information on Yoga, Ayurveda, and Vastu.  This course will teach you how through better communication you can be of greater help to your clients in guiding their lives.

Students of Yoga and Vedanta

The course will provide you with special teachings on Vedic Counseling for teaching Yoga and helpful information on Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology and Vastu. It presents Yoga according to its deeper philosophy of Vedanta as a way of Self-knowledge and Self-realization.

By combining Yoga with Vedanta and Ayurvedic psychology for understanding the mind, you can take your yoga teaching to a higher level. You will gain insight into Raja Yoga and its attitudinal, perceptual and behavioral modifications.

Meditation Teachers

The Integral Vedic counseling approach is very helpful for meditation teachers, particularly those who follow a Vedic or yogic approach. It will help you add a full counseling approach to teaching meditation, aiding in psychological well-being and spiritual growth. The course uses the views of Yoga and Vedanta for the Vedic philosophy and practice of meditation.

TESTING AND TEACHER-STUDENT INTERACTION

The course has five detailed final tests at the end of each of the five-course sections. These the student must return to the institute for grading by email. Once all five are completed the student has finished the course and can be certified by us.

The course also contains study questions and practical exercises at the end of each of the forty lessons in order to guide the student (for student’s own benefit, not to be sent back to us).

COURSE SYLLABUS

    • Lesson 1. Course Orientation 00:00:00
    • Lesson 2. Taking Stock of Yourself and Your Practice 00:00:00
    • Lesson 3. New Models of Guidance and Counseling: A Vedic Perspective 00:00:00
    • Lesson 4. Ancient and Modern Counseling Approaches 00:00:00
    • Lesson 5. The Vedic Yogic Art of Counseling 00:00:00
    • Lesson 6. Vedic Counseling and Life-Guidance: Primary Questions 00:00:00
    • Lesson 7. The Vedic Art of Higher Investigation 00:00:00
    • Lesson 8. Understanding Self, Nature and Universe: The Science of Vedanta 00:00:00
    • Part I Final Test 00:00:00
    • Lesson 9. Sacred Conscious Living: The Way of Yajna 00:00:00
    • Lesson 10. Karmic Reckoning: Taking Control of Your Life 00:00:00
    • Lesson 11. Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha: The Four Great Goals of Life 00:00:00
    • Lesson 12. Discovering Your Inner Light: Developing Your Agni or Inner Flame 00:00:00
    • Lesson 13. Discovering Lasting Happiness and Soma 00:00:00
    • Lesson 14. Managing your Prana, Spirit and Vital Energy 00:00:00
    • Lesson 15. Sexuality: the Complementary Powers of Shiva and Shakti 00:00:00
    • Part II. Final Test 00:00:00
    • Lesson 16. Necessary Qualities of a Good Vedic Counselor 00:00:00
    • Lesson 17. The Unique Orientation of Vedic Guidance 00:00:00
    • Lesson 18. Compassion, Devotion and Empathy 00:00:00
    • Lesson 19. Common Causes of Disease, Suffering and Disharmony 00:00:00
    • Lesson 20. Balancing the Five Elements Within and Around Us 00:00:00
    • Lesson 21. Developing the Yogic Quality of Sattva Guna 00:00:00
    • Lesson 22. Psychological Nature According to the Three Gunas 00:00:00
    • Part III. Final Test 00:00:00
    • Lesson 23. Vedic Counseling, Ayurveda and the Three Doshas 00:00:00
    • Lesson 24. Vedic Psychology: Gunas and Doshas 00:00:00
    • Lesson 25. Vedic Understanding of the Mind 00:00:00
    • Lesson 26. Ayurvedic Counseling Methods 00:00:00
    • Lesson 27. Vedic Behavioral Medicine 00:00:00
    • Lesson 28. Yogic Counseling and Raja Yoga 00:00:00
    • Lesson 29. Yoga Typologies 00:00:00
    • Lesson 30. Yogic Counseling and the Chakras 00:00:00
    • Lesson 31. Yogic Neuroscience and Psychology 00:00:00
    • Lesson 32. Our Daily Journey into Consciousness 00:00:00
    • Part IV. Final Test 00:00:00
    • Lesson 33. Vedic Counseling and Meditation 00:00:00
    • Lesson 34. Vedic Counseling and Mantric Tools 00:00:00
    • Lesson 35. Shakti Bija Mantras 00:00:00
    • Lesson 36. Vedic Astrology and Karmic Counseling 00:00:00
    • Lesson 37. The Nine Planetary Types and Vedic Astrology 00:00:00
    • Lesson 38. Overview of Vedic Astrology Principles 00:00:00
    • Lesson 39. Vastu Based Vedic Counseling 00:00:00
    • Lesson 40. Vedic Laws of Right Living 00:00:00
    • Lesson 41. Vedic and Yogic Laws for Living in Cosmic Consciousness 00:00:00
    • Lesson 42. Traditional Aspects of Vedic Knowledge, the Tree of Vedic Knowledge 00:00:00
    • Lesson 43. Summary of Principles and Recommendations 00:00:00
    • Part V. Final Test 00:00:00
    • Appendices 00:00:00
    • Glossary of Terms 00:00:00
    • Bibliography 00:00:00