VEDIC ASTROLOGY 2021 CONFERENCE
(2020 Speakers are being reconfirmed for 2021 - please check back!)
Pandit Sanjay Rath | Sarbani Rath | Sat Siri Kaur Khalsa
Raman Suprajarama | Deborah Hart Redman | Freedom Cole
Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar | Ben Brown | Nomi Gallo | Kaartik Gor
Eric Rosenbush | Andrew Foss, Ph.D. | Komilla Sutton
PANDIT SANJAY RATH
Pandit Sanjay Rath belongs to a traditional family of astrologers from Bira Balabhadrapur Sasan village of Puri, Orissa, which trace their lineage back to Shri Achyuta Das (Sri Achyutananda). Sanjay studied under his uncle, the late Pandit Kasinath Rath. His grandfather, the late Pandit Jagannath Rath, was the Jyotish Ratna of Orissa and authored many books on Jyotish. He began his studies at a tender age, and received the depth of Jyotish only found among those who have been trained in the ancient traditional way of the lineage. He later became a graduate of mechanical engineering and worked for some time with the Government of India. Leaving government service to devote himself completely to Jyotisha, he holds the depth of the ancient knowledge alongside an ability to communicate it to the modern mind.
He uses Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra, Jaimini Upadesa Sutras, Brihat Jataka and Saravali as the foundations of Jyotisha and teaches from many spiritual texts, such as the Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, and Puranas. His teaching and writings span across various schools of thought, and speak to the heart of the ancient Jyotisha literature. He is a strict follower of the teachings of the ancient seers, and is also keen for research and further development of the subject.
LEARN MORE ABOUT PANDIT SANJAY RATH
Sanjay and Sarbani tied the knot amidst blessings from their parents, family and friends. Sarbani has put together some of her published papers, reviews and musings from a long, public stint in environmental studies and community rights and the enriching experiences of her esoteric and hidden self as Tarotist and Vedic Astrologer at her webpage. Publicly, she worked as a social scientist specializing in environment, law, rights and the history of ideas while privately, she collected tarot decks, dabbled in I-Ching and learnt Jyotish. Today she works as the President of Sri Jagannath Center (NGO) without remuneration and is the backbone of the Jyotish Digest bringing about its revival in 2002.
She teaches Jyotish at the Atri Group of SJC and is starting classes in the Maharshi Jaimini’s Sutras.
SAT SIRI KAUR KHALSA
Sat Siri Khalsa is a Jyotish practitioner as well as a teacher of Kundalini Yoga. An honors graduate of Harvard University, Sat Siri has lectured around the world and written on many topics in Vedic astrology, about health, wealth, spiritual and physical healing, and financial astrology. She teaches ongoing classes as well as counseling, and researching. She was named a Jyotish Kovid by the Indian Council of Vedic Astrologers under Dr. B. V. Raman, one of the leaders of the renaissance in ancient Jyotish studies. She has been honoured also as a Jyotish Brihaspati and as a Jyotish Medhya Prayag.
Sat Siri is certified as a Jaimini Scholar, one of a select number of graduates in this advanced traditional teaching. She is a leader of the Parasara Jyotish Course as taught by Pt. Sanjay Rath.She has been a member of the Council of Vedic Astrology in USA since its early days and served as Vice President, furthering its work of certifying new practitioners. Her mission is to encourage excellence in learning yogic science as embodied in Jyotisha and in mantra shastra. She follows a directive by her spiritual teacher, Yogi Bhajan, to write and counsel in this area — he called her “my astrologer.”
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Raman Suprajarama is none other than the grandson of Dr. B.V. Raman, the father of modern astrology, and was actively involved with him in his mission to propagate Vedic Astrology as a science. Suprajarama, as a born astrologer, has been uniquely trained in Vedic Astrology by Dr. B.V. Raman and in Vastu Shastra by his father, Niranjan Babu. He has been studying and practicing Vedic Astrology from a very young age. As the senior editor of The Astrological eMagazine, Raman Suprajarama's editorials are regularly published. His editorial topics include forecasts in political events, the future of countries, elections, financial astrology and more.
Raman Suprajarama also specializes in predictive astrology, and writes articles, conducts workshops and lectures, and undertakes consultation on topics such as delay in marriage, second marriage, career and professional counseling, money and wealth, investing in stock markets, and spirituality.
SUHAS KSHIRSAGAR BAMS, M.D. (Ayurveda)
Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar is a world-renowned Ayurvedic physician and educator from India, born in a traditional Rig-Vedic family. He holds an M.D. in Ayurvedic Medicine, with a Gold Medal from the prestigious Pune University in India.
Dr. Suhas is the author of best-selling books, including "The Hot Belly Diet", "Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life", and "The Art & Science of Vedic Counseling", co-authored with David Frawley. He is an adviser to the Chopra Center, and is currently serving as the Director of "Ayurvedic Healing" - an Integrative Wellness Clinic in Santa Cruz, California; Dean of Mount Madonna Institute; and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA).
Dr. Suhas is an insightful master of Vedic medical astrology, the perfect blend of Ayurveda and Jyotish, which allows Ayurvedic physicians to effectively combine standard medical history with one's horoscope to advise clients on the best path to regaining health.
There are two types of physician: One who follows disease and kills prana, and the other, who follows prana and destroys disease. (CS ss 25). It was prana that Nomi Gallo followed from one lifetime into the next, through the practice of Ayurvedic Medicine. Through accident or karma, she began a new chapter in her life through panchakarma therapies in 2003. With her first teacher, she helped to open a panchakarma facility. After witnessing miracle after miracle, she moved to New Mexico with the desire to learn and understand how the therapies worked.
After ten years with Dr. Vasant Lad, she and her husband opened Arogya in Albuquerque's Nob Hill area. Their facility is a full service panchakarma center, training school for both LMT panchakarma therapies, and they deliver Ayurvedic Physician programs. Arogya does its own dispensing, following strict adherence to the classical samhitas of Aryurveda.
Kaartik Gor is a full-time professional Vedic Astrologer, Speaker & Jyotisa Guru, originally from Somnath, Gujarat and now based in Dubai. Kaartik comes from a family of priests and Jyotisa was part of his life since early days, though he became interested in Vedic Astrology after meeting his Gurudev, Pt. Sanjay Rath. Kaartik Gor was amonst the youngest students that were selected by Pt. Sanjay Rath to be part of the Jaimini Sutras, Brihat Parashara Hara Shastra, and Mantra Shastra courses.
Kaartik Gor consults and teaches globally and is the mentor of PJC Somnath.
ANDREW FOSS, Ph.D.
Andrew Foss has a Ph.D. in Computing Science, and is also an Oxford Physics graduate with publications in the famous journal, Nature, and other leading scientific journals. He is the author of the acclaimed book and ebook series, Yoga of the Planets, the leading software Shri Jyoti Star, as well as the book High-Dimensional Data Mining.
He enjoys a deep love of music, art and poetry and has more than 30 years experience studying and teaching the Vedic wisom around the world. He is the Founding President of the British Association of Vedic Astrology, Editor of the BAVA Journal, Gochara, and is a certified Jyotish Pandit and Jaimini Scholar. Email Andrew at Andrew@vedicsoftware.com
Komilla Sutton is an internationally renowned consultant, teacher and lecturer. Her Academy offers three-year on-line courses. She is the Co-Founder and Chair of the British Association of Vedic Astrology (BAVA). Ms. Sutton has been leading trips to India since 1999, and has sponsored Vedic Astrology conferences in India since 2013.
She is the author of: Nakshatra: Stars beyond the Zodiac; Personal Panchanga; The Essentials of Vedic Astrology; Lunar Nodes-Crisis and Redemption; and Vedic Love Signs and Vedic Astrology.
Ben is a Vedic Astrologer, Kundalini Yoga teacher, and Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner from the coastal community of Gualala, CA. He works with the Center for Applied Consciousness, a collective of businesses dedicated to raising consciousness around health, environment, and spiritual fulfilment. He has has been immersed in Kundalini Yoga by Gurubhai Singh, in the lineage of Yogi Bhajan, and has studied Vedic Astrology under the guidance of Sat Siri Khalsa in the lineage of Pt. Sanjay Rath for several years.
Eric Rosenbush has been learning and practicing traditional healing sciences since 1997, both in Asia and in the USA. This has included an independent BA degree in Ancient Religions and Sciences from UCSC, MSTCM in the study of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at ACTCM in San Francisco, and traditional study of Jyotisha with Pt. Sanjay Rath in India. Prior to beginning his formal training in Tibetan Medicine with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, he had a background in Tibetan religion, culture, and language through extended travels in the Himalayan and high plateau regions.
DEBORAH HART REDMAN
Deborah Hart Redman has been studying Vedic Astrology (Jyotisha, the Science of Light) since 2012, beginning with Bette Timm, and then continuing with Andrew Foss, Sat Siri Kaur Khalsa, and Pandit Sanjay Rath. She is grateful to have found this deep vein of wisdom in this life, and is pleased to do some small service to the Pt. Rath's lineage by disseminating the teachings. Her day job is as a grant writer and transportation strategy consultant. She lives with her husband, Don, and two cats--Stafford and Luscious.