2015 BAVA 17th International Conference

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23 to 27 April 2015 London, UK.

The Workshops are with Pandit Samavedula, Komilla Sutton, Andrew Foss, Sanjay Rath

The Faculty of Esteemed Vedic Astrologers:-

Pdt Sanjay Rath, Sarbani Rath, Pdt Samavedula, Lakshmi Ramesh, Komilla Sutton, Andrew Foss, Geoffrey Pearce, Gordon Brennan, Keiko Ito, Gary O’Toole


Mandeville Place
Mandeville Place

Workshops on Thursday and Monday
The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place London W1U 8EA. Nearest tube station Baker Street.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday Programme
11/13 Mandeville Place, London WIU 3AJ, UK. (nearest tube station Bond Street) Google Map

2015 BAVA Conference Programme

A  is for Advanced. B is for beginners.

Thursday 23 April at 50 Gloucester Place

10am-12:30am Workshop and Puja. Pandit Samavedula: Navagraha and Brihaspati (Jupiter) Puja Workshop focused on Jupiter and the guru.

Komilla-Sutton2pm-5pm Workshop Komilla Sutton: Sun Nakshatras and Destiny
Certain nakshatras from Surya show the fruits of the past lives. These show the karma – both good and bad that we have to experience in this life time. As Surya is the soul, Atma – the nakshatras from it reflect the fixed karma- one we cannot avoid.  Phaladeepika call them upagrahas of the Sun (different from the other upagrahas or shadows of the Sun like Dhuma etc).

This knowledge comes from the Sarvatobhadra chakra which shows certain times when destiny is experienced and points to 8 nakshatras which hold the key to the destiny. These are known as Suryanaat Nakshatras

Friday 24 April at 11/13 Mandeville Place

Andrew Foss9:30-12:30pm Workshop Andrew Foss: The fundamental flaws of all the Ascendants and their remedies.

Every Ascendant has a particular flaw or weakness. There are two types of flaw depending on the distribution of the stars as interpreted by the sages.

This knowledge has not been fully presented before but is very critical for understanding ourselves and the charts or others. As well as going through the 12 Ascendants, Andrew will discuss the traditional remedies.

2:30pm Opening of Conference

2:45pm B Keiko, What is Shakti and how can it be indicated in a chart?

2:45pm A Lakshmi Ramesh, The Varnada, our natural flavour

5pm B Gordon Brennan, How to understand the Yoga in the Panchanga

5pm A  Bulbul Barrett,  ‘Secrets of Power – the interplay of Jupiter Saturn and Sun in the chart’

Saturday 25 April at 11/13 Mandeville Place

9am B Gary O’Toole, An Astrological Guide to Fitness

9am A Pandit Samavedula, Mantras and remedies for relationships

11am Plenary Sarbani Rath, The Neshta Graha, finding a mate

2pm B Geoffrey Pearce, A systematic approach to chart interpretation

2pm A Komilla Sutton, Lunar Yogas – positive and challenging – how they support the mind or create emotional trauma

4pm Plenary Sanjay Rath, Nara Chakra – the body and its weaknesses

6pm Shri Jyoti Software Presentation with Andrew Foss

7.15pm Dinner

Sunday 26 April at 11/13 Mandeville Place

9am Faculty panel plenary

11am Plenary Sanjay Rath, Income Generation

2pm B Gary O’Toole, Compensating for Debilitated Planets

2pm A Andrew Foss, Using the Special Nakshatras

4pm Plenary Sarbani Rath, Durga, her manifestations in life

Monday 27 April One Day Workshop with Sanjay Rath at 50 Gloucester Place

sanjay rath

10am- 5pm Sanjay Rath: Relationships and Marriage

Pandit Sanjay Rath is famous for his uniquely innovative teaching. For the first time, he will show us how the interaction and overlapping of planetary energies creates and sustains our relationships including marriage.

Another key element is the Upapada Lagna, something which Parashara and Jaimini teach but which has been largely ignored by Vedic astrologers. Sanjay will show how this and other key techniques are used.