Friday, September 5, 2014


Sai Ayurvedic College will begin its first year Ayurvedic program's next class on Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at Sai Ayurvedic College in Miami, Florida. Classroom instruction as well as distance learning offered by live webcast for students residing outside the Miami area. Apply now and take advantage of discounted tuition rate ($500 tuition waiver if registered before November 30th). Call 305-380-0652 for additional information.

Sai Ayurvedic College is a private, post-secondary degree-granting institution recognized by the Florida Department of Education and Florida Commission on Independent Education as exempt from licensure under the authority of Florida State Statutes, Section 1005.06 and is an approved Continuing Education Provider.

The College is approved as a professional school of Ayurveda by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association with respect to its residential classroom and synchronous webcast programs. Not that that approval does not extend to its asynchronous online independent study option.

Sai Ayurvedic College is also approved for the payment of Veterans Educational Benefits by the Florida State Department of Veterans Affairs and the federal Veterans Administration with respect to its residential classroom and synchronous webcast programs, and here also this approval does not extend to its asynchronous online independent study option.

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The Deccan Herald
New Delhi,
Monday, September 1, 2014

Call it a coincidence but within months of the BJP coming to power at the Centre, Ayurveda is set to make a sound at high places as health ministers from the World Health Organisation’s South-East Asia Regional Office (SEARO) will discuss how traditional medicine can be used for healthcare.

India is the largest nation in this block. The ministers from the WHO’s SEARO region for the first time will deliberate on traditional medicine in a ministerial conference in Dhaka between September 9 and 12. The ministerial consultation will be followed by a global guideline to ensure quality, safety and efficacy.

“Traditional medicine is an important part of health care and most countries in the region have their own form of traditional medicines,” said a WHO official.

WHO SEARO comprises 11 nations — Bangladesh, Bhutan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste. India, being an Asian economic power house, takes a lead in the group on several counts. The ministerial follows BJP-led NDA government creating an integrated department of Indian systems of medicine in six new All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Bhopal, Patna, Raipur, Bhubaneswar, Rishikesh and Jodhpur.

India has also taken steps to establish a 100-bed hospital on Indian system of medicine – to be called centre of excellence in holistic medicine – and land for medicinal herb cultivation facility for standardised production of medicines. An expert panel has been constituted to recommend a blueprint for the operationalisation of a yoga training and therapy centre at AIIMS Rishikesh.

WHO officials claimed that the thrust on traditional medicine was in accordance with the health agency’s new (2014-23) strategy on traditional medicine to harness its potential contribution to health and universal health coverage.

Even though several WHO technical committees and advisory bodies underscored the importance of the ancient wisdom on healthcare, this is for the first time the ministers would decide how the traditional knowledge can be integrated to the national healthcare delivery system.

WHO director general Margaret Chan and regional head Poonam Khetrapal Singh will be present at the Dhaka meeting that would also seek to prevent harmful use of alcohol, strengthening surgical care and curb the growing threat of viral hepatitis that kill 5 lakh people every year in the region.


The Charaka Samhita Online Project is seeking a few good editors of proper English, who have clinical experience, knowledge of Ayurveda, and a willingness to learn medical editing. The English editing team will be editing the 120 chapters of the revered classic text in the next 4 months.

The world has changed since the original publication of the Charaka Samhita. There is an urgent need for a new edition of this treasure of knowledge, incorporating new techniques for accessing the knowledge. A team of 70+ Ayurvedic scholars, biomedical researchers, modern medicine physicians, content managers, business consultants, language editors, illustrators, and audio-visual professionals have been assembled to collaborate on a new 2014 edition of Charaka Samhita. True to its tradition of dialogue between teacher and student, it will be a "living and interactive" text, planned and redacted online to allow maximal outreach to readers and to references online. The new Caraka Samhita has the same sequence of chapters as the original text, as clinical knowledge unfolds like petals of a lotus flower.

If you re interested or can lend your aid to this important effort, please visit the project's website b clicking here.

Thursday, August 28, 2014


The Bodhananda Vedic Institute School Of Ayurveda in Kalamazoo, MIchigan, wil open its doors to its firs class of studnts in Spring 2015.

Founded and operated by The Sambodh Society, Inc., a Michigan Ecclesiastical Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Corporation established in 1998, and guided by His Holiness, Swami Bodhananda Sarasvati, the Bodhananda Vedic Institute is offering a syllabus of courses in the study of Ayurveda, a spiritual science that encompasses and supports all dimensions of human life, in particular a healthy body, mind and spirit. Classes will begin on Saturday, April 18th, 2015.

The program, which is one year in length and leads to certification as an Ayurvedic Consultant, takes place over twelve consecutive months with one entire weekend per month given over to intensive classwork and lecture by a distinguished faculty with both extensive instructional as well as clinical experience. Coursework is designed to thoroughly educate students in the art, science and philosophy of Ayurveda and its evaluative procedures and its therapeutic and preventive protocols.

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New Delhi: The government will work for strengthening global acceptance of ayurveda as evidence-based medicine, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Sunday.He was speaking after laying the foundation stone of a "Global museum of Ayurveda and Herbal Medicine" at yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Yoga Peeth near Haridwar, according to a health ministry release,

"For the first time since 1947, the government's health policy is going to lay primary emphasis on the ayurveda siddhanta. This is in tune with the times as World Health Organisation (WHO) has given considerable importance to Ayurveda in its activities related to traditional medicine," Harsh Vardhan said.

The release said that WHO has contributed substantially towards the implementation of "pharmaco-vigilance" in Ayurveda. "Now every AIIMS centre will have an indigenous medicine department of which ayurveda will be a major component," the minister said. He said that AIIMS Rishikesh will take the lead on the issue as steps were underway to have a 100-bed AYUSH (ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, unani, siddha and homeopathy) hospital.

He said the government has set up a "committee of directors" on AYUSH to recommend a blue print for operationalising a yoga training and therapy centre at AIIMS Rishikesh. "The old, allopathy orientation of AIIMS is out of sync with the contemporary trend of integrating indigenous and western forms of cure. That is why I wish to give Yoga, along with ayurveda, unani, siddha and homoeopathy pride of place in the AIIMS system. "All the six new AIIMS will be dynamic institutions of integrated medicine in the years to come," Harsh Vardhan said.

The minister had a detailed discussion with the yoga guru on research trends in modern science and clinical applications of yoga and ayurveda.


Times of India Friday, August 22, 2014

Varanasi: The Government Ayurveda College and Hospital, situated on the campus of Sumpurnanand Sanskrit University, is struggling for existence. The college was denied recognition by the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) in 2012 due to lack of faculty members. It had again applied for recognition this year.

The Central Council of Indian Medicine, the governing body of medical colleges, ranks the colleges on the basis of strength of faculty members and infrastructure. "The CCIM had denied recognition to our college in 2012, as it lacked required faculty. According to norms, there should be 12 teachers, including readers and professors. Earlier, we had only 10 teachers. But, now we have 13 teachers after three new teachers joined the college. We hope this year we get recognition," said Dr Vinay Mishra, chief medical officer of Government Ayurveda College and Hospital. Principal S N Singh said that they have applied for recognition this year.

Since the college was denied recognition there have been no new admissions on the 50 seats for the last two academic sessions (2012-13 and 2013-14). Another problem being faced by the hospital is poor infrastructure, which needs immediate attention.The number of patients coming to the hospital had also decreased. For a long time, the woman ward remained locked as there were no patients. The CMO said that earlier about 300-350 patients used to visit the OPD everyday, mainly for the Panch-Karma treatment, but now the number has decreased to 150-200. He added that most of the patients are from the slum area but the hospital is located in the interior of Sumpurnanand Sanskrit University, so people hesitate to visit. Although the hospital has all the required equipment and adequate staff for healthcare but it suffers due to poor infrastructure. Moreover, sanitation and cleanliness of the hospital is also in bad. The hospital welcomes its patients with a huge heap of stinking garbage at the entrance. Toilets also need proper cleaning and maintenance.

The principal said that till 1981, the college was a part of SSU but later it came under the state government. "We are making all efforts to re-establish the hospital. We have created all required facilities. We have also demanded specialists like radiologist, pathologist and a surgeon for better healthcare," he said. A new building is ready to accommodate the college and hospital outside the SSU campus.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

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December 11-18, 2015
Vaidyagrama Healing Village, Coimbatore, India

Exploring holism or interconnectedness in the context of the nine grahas (planets) and their influence on all aspects of life and living, as understood by Ayurveda and allied knowledge systems, will be the theme of the Fifth International Conference on “Ayurveda – Where Science Meets Consciousness.”

Ayurveda declares unambiguously that every cell in a living being is representative of the entire universe, and that every aspect of the external universe can be seen in each cell of the living being. When we increase our understanding of this relationship between the microcosm and the macrocosm, we can apply this knowledge to clinical and daily practice, and enhance positive results for our patients, for us, for the earth, and beyond.

During the seven days of this conference, scholars, physicians, astrologers, students and preceptors from around the globe, will deliberate and discuss the qualities and movements of the navagrahas (nine “planets”), the twelve constellations of the rashis (zodiac), and other celestial influences impact human physiology and experience, how we might detect those their influences, and how to improve our relationship with them.

Venue for the conference is at Vaidyagrama Ayurveda Healing Village in the outskirts (30 kilometers) of Coimbatore - a tranquil, pollution-free setting amongst small villages engaged in agriculture at the foothills of the Nilgiri mountain ranges.

Presenters include Mother Maya (Bri Maya Tiwari) , Dr. Vasanth Lad, dr. Robert Svoboda, Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan, Myra Lewin, Dr. Claudia Welch, Shri V. Vasudevan, Shakta Kaur, and Rose Baudin.

Further information is available online at