2015 Bava Conference
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Thursday 23 April
Workshop and Puja. Pandit Samavedula: Navagraha and Brihaspati (Jupiter) Puja Workshop focused on Jupiter and the guru.
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
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.
Andrew Foss, Introduction to the Conference (15 mins)
Keiko, What is Shakti and how can it be indicated in a chart?
Lakshmi Ramesh, Varnada, our natural flavour
Gordon Brennan, How to understand the Yoga in the Panchanga
Bulbul Barrett, ‘Secrets of Power – the interplay of Jupiter Saturn and Sun in the chart’
Saturday 25 April
Gary O’Toole, An Astrological Guide to Fitness
Pandit Samavedula, Mantras and remedies for relationships
Sarbani Rath, The Neshta Graha, finding a mate
Geoffrey Pearce, A systematic approach to chart interpretation
Komilla Sutton, Lunar Yogas – positive and challenging – how they support the mind or create emotional trauma
Sanjay Rath, Nara Chakra – the body and its weaknesses
Sunday 26 April
Faculty panel plenary, UK Elections May 2015
Plenary Sanjay Rath, Income Generation
Gary O’Toole, Compensating for Debilitated Planets
Andrew Foss, Using the Special Nakshatras
Sarbani Rath, Durga, her manifestations in life
Monday 27 April One Day Workshop with Sanjay Rath
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.