Full Schedule & Booking for BAVA Online Conference 2021

Full Schedule for BAVA International Online Astrology Conference 2021
Theme: Vedic Well-being
Dates 15-18 April, 24-25 April, 1-3 May 2021

This exciting conference will run over three long weekends. To accommodate multiple time zones, there will be three lectures a day from 1pm to 6:30pm UK time (BST). Each lecture is approx. 90 mins.

It will run on Zoom webinar. Once you have booked you will get the recordings of that day of the Conference approx. 7 days after the event. See this page for more details.

Outstanding speakers in order of speaking: Pandit Sanjay Rath, Visti Larsen, Pandit Samavedula, Sarbani Rath, Vijaya Subramanain, Andrew Foss PhD, Dr Suhas Kshirsagar, Komilla Sutton, Keiko Ito, Geoffrey Pearce, Kaartik Gor, Dr Sharat Mishra, Eve Mendoza, Gordon Brennan and Professor Jaya Sekhar.

Missed a day? If you paid for it then the recording will be available to watch soon. Not booked? Video Recordings will be available to buy later for members.

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15th April

13.00 Sanjay Rath Keynote: Bhiṣaja guru: Knowledge of Healing and Cure.

Bhiṣaj means medicine, a remedy, healing, sanative, curing, physician, doctor or even a healer. BAVA 2021 is a focus on the healing powers of the world which includes all this and much more. We at BAVA plan to examine the life-force symbolised by Jupiter, the Guru – hence the title Bhiṣaj Guru covers the conference. Deep within us this beautiful life-force resides taking various forms. He is Ishana and the astamurti protecting life energy in the soul. He is Dakshinamurti protecting from premature or abrupt end of the body. He is Vishnu cleansing us at every level. As jyotisha we learn the various ways in which he is constantly healing us for the sake of life itself.

15:00 Pandit Samavedula: Graha Shanti Puja and talk: Understanding the Vedic Festivals

17.00 Visti Larsen: Vedic timing using Dasha Dvara (door)
Understanding your time and its effect upon your near and dear ones. The effect of time upon your personal life.


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16th April

13.00 Sarbani Rath: Planetary Mantras for Healing Diseases.

This talk will explore planetary mantras for healing specific diseases and for accessing the correct doctor for it. Sarbani will be examining the chart of doctors to show the linkage between their planetary strengths and medical skill.

15:00 Pandit Samavedula: Unfolding the Secrets of Dasha Mahavidya Sadhanas

17.00 Vijaya Subrananiam: How happy can you be?

The talk aims to look at the position of the Moon in the horoscope and observe the qualities (gunas) that influence the mental complex by analysing the jala trikona of 4th, 8th and 12th houses thereby drawing conclusions on the emotional intelligence of an individual. A balanced mind helps to deal with uncertainty and change and enables us to successfully transit from the old to the new. She will also draw on her learnings from Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads to describe the gunas.


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17th April

13.00 Sanjay Rath: Ritu (Seasonal) Chakra, the 6 pointed star Part 1

The suffering the body endures through the changing seasons is nothing compared to the wear and tear the mind experiences through the changing phases – every day and even through the dasha. Let us learn the six-ritu (seasons) of the mind and the six-shakti presiding over these ritu. Let us know how they facilitate healing through the six-rasa.

15.00 Andrew Foss: The 12th house and its impact on Health and Wealth.

We often think of the 12th as losses and expenses, but it shows our path in life with particular impact on health, fortune and finances. This impact can be positive as well as negative and often plays a major role in our experiences.

17:00 Suhas Kshirsagar: Medical Astrology & Vedic Counselling.

Understanding the language of Dosha; Planets to decode the health problems. A Jyotish chart can help us understand the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges. We will learn to use a template of Vedic Counselling integrating various aspects of Ayurveda, Jyotish, Yoga and Vedanta. Case Studies and Handouts.

19:00 Bonus: Software Presentation, Beginners Guide with Andrew Foss


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18th April

13.00 Sanjay Rath: Ritu (Seasonal) Chakra, the 6 pointed star Part 2

The suffering the body endures through the changing seasons is nothing compared to the wear and tear the mind experiences through the changing phases – every day and even through the dasha. Let us learn the six-ritu (seasons) of the mind and the six-shakti presiding over these ritu. Let us know how they facilitate healing through the six-rasa.

15.00 Plenary: Hot topics with the faculty panel

17.00 Komilla Sutton: Dina (weekday) lord – key to immunity and vitality

Dina means day. Dina connects to the Sun and therefore to the soul. Sun also deals with the vitality of the body; therefore, Dina shows the source of energy each soul has for this lifetime. Dina is the most important component of the panchang as it is the primary influence on the soul and the planet that rules the dina has a lot to say about how the soul feels about this incarnation. The physical prowess, health or ill health and the bhuta that rules their life have impact on the prakriti (nature) on the physical and mental level through gunas and doshas.


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24th April

13.00 Sanjay Rath: Kalachakra: Body and Soul Healing Part 1

Time is the ultimate destroyer – we call Him Kala. The 28 nakshatra, 12 rasi and 10 directions sit in the Kalachakra. However we study one aspect of this which is linked to the healing of the soul. Putting it simply – how can I experience joy from within else all the external joy is so temporary leaving us with a hollowness when it departs.

15.00 Keiko Ito: Sleep, regeneration and Jyotish.

Sleep is one of the most regenerative activities a body does to recuperate from our daily life. We will explore the theme of sleep in our chart, what are the signatures for sleep – or lack of it – and what transits can trigger lack of sleep so we can be aware of the timing. We will also explore what Ayurveda suggests for a good night’s sleep.

17.00 Visti Larsen: Vedic Planning using Dasha Bahya (External)

Knowing when to focus on which activities to benefit the most in life, avoiding setbacks and improving life quality one Dasha at a time.

19:00 Bonus: Software Presentation, Level 2 with Andrew Foss


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25th April

13.00 Sanjay Rath: Kalachakra: Body and Soul Healing Part 2

Time is the ultimate destroyer – we call Him Kala. The 28 nakshatra, 12 rasi and 10 directions sit in the Kalachakra. However we study one aspect of this which is linked to the healing of the soul. Putting it simply – how can I experience joy from within else all the external joy is so temporary leaving us with a hollowness when it departs.

15.00 Geoffrey Pearce: Jupiter/Saturn Conjunction 2020.

The meeting of these two planets on 21 December 2020 was one of the most important conjunctions in their 854-years cycle.  In this talk their impact on humanity, which changes every twenty years and where the latest one happened within this cycle, will be explained.  This will be followed by an outline of significant events that can, as a consequence, be expected between 2020 and 2040 at a critical time for the future of the environment and humanity.

17.00 Kaartik Gor: Health from Jala Lagna (4th house)

The ancient rishis have emphasized on the importance of the 4th house and its impact on health, we call it the Jala Lagna, the holder of our emotions and Moon is the project manager (Karaka) for that house. Jala means water and its well known that emotions do impact our health and maintaining work life balance (10th-4th House axis) is critical. Does Navamsa have a role to play in matters of health? Are there any remedies that can be done to maintain good health? Why is the 4th house of Navamsa so important for health, attend this session with Kaartik Gor to know more.


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1st May

13.00 Sanjay Rath: Jyotisa Chakra healing Part 1

We all know that the four principal elements manifest through the four kendra. But what holds them together? What adamantine glue keeps them in harmony and balances life? And how can we replenish this? Let us take a look at the four kendra, four lokapala and the one who pervades everything.

15.00 Sharat Misra: Jyotisha principles for sound health & wellbeing.

Having learned under the guidance of Pt. Sanjay Rath, from the tradition of Sri Achyutananda Dasa, Sharat will outline Jyotisha principles whereby sound health and wellbeing of a person can be discerned from a chart. Ultimately it is the balance of favourable and adverse factors in a chart along with blessings that determines good and sound health both of the body and the mind. Knowledge passed down from the great seers will be used to highlight the use of sambandha and yogas in health and disease along with the principles of using simple remedial measures to avert health troubles.

17.00 Eve Mendoza: Nakshatras and the Mind.

When we invite the Nakshatras into our personal dialogue with the Grahas, Rashis and Bhavas a new intimacy with Jyotish Shastra is naturally awakened. The pure expression, the personalization of the Mind of Kalapurusha, is seen and a new clarity is born through simply contemplating Nakshatras.

Establishing a relationship with Nakshatras is the ultimate purification of what we call ‘Mind’ and opens doors to greater potential to truly help ourselves and others in a way that adds value to life. There are fewer greater gifts than peace of Mind. We can cultivate a bond with the Nakshatras that reveals the path most in harmony with our individual nature. The study of Nakshatras is a practical tool for any psychologist as much as an invaluable tool for those seeking intimacy with a deeper understanding of themselves and others.


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2nd May

13.00 Sanjay Rath: Jyotisa Chakra healing Part 2

We all know that the four principal elements manifest through the four kendra. But what holds them together? What adamantine glue keeps them in harmony and balances life? And how can we replenish this? Let us take a look at the four kendra, four lokapala and the one who pervades everything.

15.00 Gordon Brennan: The Challenge of the 6th House.

The 6th house is the house of enemies and disease. Why is this? What does this really show. Is the 6th house good for anything apart from hard work? How can one turn the 6th house into something positive? Saturn is Karaka for the 6th house: can Mars overcome Saturn? This lecture will present the better side of the 6th house.

17.00 Andrew Foss: The 12th house. The Path to Joy.

The 12th house is the natural Pisces, which is associated with the feet. We can therefore look here to see where we are going both in this life and the next. Since the process of evolution tends upwards, unless we choose to drive ourselves downward, this is the path to joy. We can therefore study the 12th to see the obstacles and opportunities on this path.


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3rd May

13.00 Jaya Sekhar: Vedic Ashrama Dharma.

Wellbeing means to be healthy mentally and physically and capable of being so till the last breath. Belief in certain values in life is one way to achieve this. A life without belief in any values is a valueless life. Ashrama Dharma enables one to develop the right values of life. In this lecture Jaya will explain how the Ashrams help the process.

15.00 Sarbani Rath: Rishi Guidance for Healing the Mind.

Humans beings were created by rishis (the holy ones/seers). Our bodies and minds are protected by them. They guide our souls in the final emancipation to ultimate union with the divine. They exist even during the darkest hours when the universe is annihilated. The ten manasaputras (mind-born sons) of Brahma play a significant role in healing our minds. This talk will seek to identify our personal rishis in the horoscope who will guide us towards well being and mental healing.

17.00 Komilla Sutton: Trimshamsha

Trimshamsha D30 varga deals with the shad ripu or the six weaknesses of Man that are acquired through many lifetimes but become habitual behaviour patterns. The weakness and the strengths of the panchamahabhuta, the five great elements, are exposed. Their effect on the physical body and consequently on the spiritual body.

This varga focuses on the issues of the sixth house and the obstacles we will meet. How our weakness can influence the mind negatively; learning to counterbalance the weakness brings balance in life. Trimshamsha links to past karma, specifically the karma that we need to deal in this life – all of which may not be negative. This lecture will dig deep into this very important Varga and reveal the hidden depths connected to health and healing.