February 28 - March 2, 2011

Avasthá Vinyása

Dr. Robert Svoboda

Vinyása means “arrangement, ordering”; avasthá is “state, condition.” Avasthá Vinyása is the active, adept systematizing of the many life stages that each of us passes through, performed with the intention to live life as well as possible, during pravrtti and nivrtti alike. Drawing on the Vaidika, Pauranika, and Tantrika traditions, and from the teachings of India’s many vidyas (including Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotisha, Vastu, and Rasa), this presentation will explore how individuals can fruitfully employ the principles of the Four Ashramas [Brahmacarya, Grhastha, Vanaprastha, Sannyasa] and the Four Purusharthas [Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha] to live fully, richly, and intelligently at every stage of their lives.

We are very honored to host this seminar led by Dr. Robert Edwin Svoboda.

Robert Edwin Svoboda (1953–) is an American author and ayurvedic doctor who gives lectures and courses around the world, related to the subjects of ayurveda, jyotish, tantra and Eastern religion. He is author of eleven books, including Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution (1989), and the Aghora trilogy (1986, 1993, 1997) about his guru, Vimalananda, and the Aghori sect.

He also maintains a private consulting practice with clients in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and India. Svoboda is the first Westerner to graduate from a college of ayurveda (in 1980) and be licensed to practice ayurveda in India. (Biography quoted from Wikipedia)