2018 BAVA 20th International Conference

2018 BAVA Astrology Conference
Theme: Nakshatra Dashas and Timing of Events

18 – 24 April 2018

The whole Programme is at Mandeville Place

The Workshops are with Pandit Samavedula, Prof Jaya Shekhar, Komilla Sutton, Keiko Ito, Pdt Sanjay Rath and Andrew Foss

The Faculty of Esteemed Vedic Astrologers:-

Pdt Sanjay Rath, Prof Jaya Sekhar, Pdt Samavedula, Komilla Sutton, Andrew Foss PhD,
Gordon Brennan, Rajan Pitamber, Keiko Ito, Bulbul Barrett,
Vijaya Subramanian, Bill Sinclair, Kanwel Thapar.


Mandeville Place
Mandeville Place

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

2018 BAVA Conference Programme

A  is more for Advanced. B is more for beginners.

Wednesday 18 April

(2 half day workshops)

9:30- 12:30 Pandit Samavedula: Remedies for Dashas and Dasha Pravesh

2:00- 5:00 pm Prof Jaya Shekhar: How to judge the Dasha lord

We shall discuss:-

  1. The factors are to be taken into consideration to decide  if a Vimsottari Dasa is positive or negative in its effects.
  2. The level of the positive  or negative effects,based on the Shad Bala strength, the Vimsopaka Strength and other considerations.
  3. If in some specific cases the Ashtottari Dasa proves more relevant than the Vimsottari with examples.

Thursday 19 April

(2 half day workshops)

9:30 – 12:30 Komilla Sutton: Rahu and Ketu Dashas

2:00 – 5:00 pm Prof Jaya Shekhar: How to judge Antara (Sub Dasha)
The 9 Sub periods in a Dasa are the really practical periods to study. Their effects depend upon the relationship of the Sub period lord to the main Dasa lord. This relationship should  be first established taking all factors into consideration. Then we discuss the interesting question: if a Dasa is either  positive or negative will all the sub periods in that Dasa follow this command or is there a starting period, middle period and ending period of the Main Dasa that colours the results of the sub- period. Examples will reveal how the Sub periods bring about events indicated in the Rasi Kundali.

Friday 20 April

(1/2 day workshop followed by full conference)

9:00 – 12:00: Workshop Keiko Ito: Happily Ever After…? Dasha and Marriages

A marriage between two individuals is celebrated at a specific date and time so it is also considered as a birth chart for the couple. The Dasha at the time of the marriage, as well as the Dasha for each of the two people involved, can show the reasons, as well as expectations for the married life. In this workshop, we will explore the Dashas for the marriage and for each individual using example charts, to see the reason for the longevity and happiness in the marriage…. or the lack of it.

2:00pm Opening of Conference

2:01pm Introduction to Conference and Tribute to Chakrapani

2:15 pm Jaya Shekhar: Keynote – Importance of studying the strength and weakness of time.

We discuss the typical question “How is the present time for me?” asked by clients. There is the need to synthesize the effects of the Soli-Lunar chart of the individual, the Dasa and Sub-Dasa periods and  Gochara (transits) to come to the right conclusion.

3:30 pm Tea

A 4:00 pm Bill Sinclair:Dashas of Crisis and Recovery

The astrological chart provides a clear map of the challenges that lie in wait for each of us. The dasha sequence reveals when these crises will arise as well as how and when we will recover. The astrologer can work with clients to develop a path to recovery which mobilizes the native’s unique strengths. This class will provide examples from well-known public figures while outlining simple principles that can be used in analysing your personal chart.

B Komilla Sutton: Dashas of retrograde planets.

Saturday 21 April

A 9:00 am Samavedula: Mantras for Sadi Sati, eclipses and difficult transits.

B 9:00 am Bulbul Barrett: The importance of the Nakshatra placement of the Dasha lord in the timing of events.

In this talk Bulbul will look at the charts of various people and illustrate how the Nakshatra placement was crucial in terms of key events in their lives.

10:30 am Tea

11:00 am Sanjay Rath: Dwadashottari  Dasha – Venus’ conditional Dasha.

This Dasha has a total cycle length of 112 years and is being taught at a conference perhaps for the first time. It is based on the Ascendant being in a Navamsha of Venus. When to use this Dasha and why Venus is specifically associated to it will be explained.

12:30 pm Lunch break

2:00 pm  Sanjay Rath: Chaturasheeti Sama Dasha – the Dasha of the 10th house.

This Dasha has a total cycle length of 84 years and is rarely taught. It is based on the 10th lord in the 10th house. When to use this Dasha and what the rule about the 10th house tells us will be explained.

A 4:00 pm Rajan Pitamber: Naam Akshara Part 1. – Life and Personality Profile Through a Person’s Name

Parents may have chosen our names, and those following Jyotish may have chosen seemingly better with sage advice from pundits. I believe, however, that a higher ethereal Karmic Destiny “chooses” all persons’ names irrespective of their race, culture or religion. Having researched for nearly 20 years it’s now time to share this amazing method based on Nakshatra fundamentals. Learn this ‘syllable technique’ to gain remarkable insights about people just from the sound of their names. A rarely applied and appealing method since it provides an instant snapshot, a kind of a personal portrait, without the need for a natal horoscope. We can learn what our own name has in store for us – our inherent aptitudes and life path.

B 4:00 pm Vijaya Subramanian Shashtihayini Dasa – Conditional Dasha when Sun is in Ascendant

The Sun represents the Soul of all and is the significator of the first house in a horoscope. Shastihayini or 60 years Dasa is applicable where the Sun is in great strength in the Ascendant. This dasa can be used to show the timing and direction of manifestation of the full potential or purpose of the individual in life.

6pm Andrew Foss Shri Jyoti Star 9 Software Presentation (free and open to the public).

7.15pm Saturday evening dinner. Price is £15 payable to Gordon Brennan during the conference.

Sunday 22 April

9:00 am Faculty Plenary: Hot topics – Brexit, future of UK, Jupiter Gandanta, Mars and Ketu conjunctions and more

10:30 am Tea

11 am Sanjay Rath: Ashtottari Dasha – the sister of Vimshottari.

Ashtottari  is closely associated with Vimshottari being preferred under certain circumstances based on the position of Rahu and other factors related to the balance between light and darkness. It is the leader amongst the conditional Dashas. When to use this Dasha and the significance of the rules for choosing it will be explained.

12:30 pm BAVA Annual General Meeting

1:00 pm Lunch break

2:00 pm Andrew Foss: The use of Argala and Arudhas in Dashas.

This talk will look at the use of the powerful techniques of using Argala and Arudha to assist interpretation of Dashas. The Arudha  is related to our image in the world and Argala shows how different planets and houses are impacting our experiences. Both can give us powerful insights which otherwise might be missed

2:00 pm Kanwel Thapar: Depth of predictions when using Chakra Dasha

Abstract: Chakra Dasha gives a simple, yet powerful method to give a finer prediction of events on a year to year basis. The dasha has a 12-year cycle and events on a yearly basis can be predicted. A particular dasha’s impact can be seen in other vargas, in this manner deeper analysis of relationships, dharma, children, patterns, health, etc can be determined.

This presentation will explore some interesting insights that can be gained from using this method of prediction and show the simplicity and power that can be garnered.

3:30 pm Tea

A 4:00 pm Rajan Pitamber: Naam Akshara Part 2. – Life and Personality Profile Through a Person’s Name.

Be mystically armed with an ‘invisible tool’ when you’re with unfamiliar people at a dinner party or at an important meeting. What to make of the talkative stranger you’ve just met on the train? What’s the actual nature of your child’s school friend, or your new neighbour? Is YOUR name compatible with your boss, guru, student, spouse, or business partner? How to know something from the past and predict future events based on a name and gochara? Knowledge of Naam Akshara can enlighten us in these kinds of situations. We shall analyse in depth around 40 varied examples of famous people from ALL walks of life – and also of those in the audience.

B 4:00 pm Gordon Brennan:  Dwisaptati Sama Dashas


Monday 23 & Tuesday 24 April

Two Day Workshop 9:30 – 5:00 pm Sanjay Rath and Andrew Foss: Secrets of Vimshottari Dasha

This workshop will introduce many little known keys to the use of Vimshottari Dasha, the king of Dashas. Make your timing of events much more accurate and improve your understanding through attending this workshop.

Monday 23rd 9:30 – 12:30 Sanjay Rath, Secrets of Vimshottari Dasha

2:00 – 5:00 Andrew Foss, Secrets of TaraBala and Vimshottari Dasha

Tuesday 24th 9:30 – 5:00 Sanjay Rath, Secrets of Vimshottari Dasha

Comprehensive Vedic Bookshop by Gordon Brennan

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