Topics for a Single Lecture or a Series
There are no fees for lectures to non-profit organizations or non-commercial private groups of 6 or more people within 50 miles.
I've given talks to a wide variety of audiences including library patrons, church groups, college students, medical students, seniors, business leaders and book clubs.
I am willing to work with you to produce a program appropriate to the time constraints, needs and interests of your group.
Most people lack a basic understanding of Ayurveda, the Science of Life, even though it's the original owner's manual for the human body.
Ayurveda offers a simple framework for understanding our individual differences and how to harmonize with them to maintain balance in an ever-changing world.
While the knowledge is as old as mankind, much has been lost or distorted in the course of time.
In the early 1980s, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi brought together leading experts to restore the purity of the knowledge and unfold its full value in promoting health and preventing disease.
This is the version of Ayurveda on which I was trained.
Since there is so much practical information to be gained, some will prefer to acquire it in small doses—so that it can be fully digested.
To address this need, I've often structure a series of 60-90 minute interactive lectures.
Each session begins with a brief re-capitulation of the information that is essential for understanding the current material.
This provides an orientation to new-comers.
It also re-enforces learning for prior attendees, who have been uniformly appreciative of the approach.
That said, I've also given many one-time programs that were well-received ranging from 40 minutes to two-hours.
Here's a sampling of the topics I can address:
Introduction to Ayurveda
- Overview of the Vedas and Vedic Science
- The goal of Ayurveda
- The three Doshas
- Ayurvedic description of the human physiology
- Health benefits of meditation
Diet, Digestion and the Doshas
- The digestive process
- General principles for healthy eating
- How to balance the Doshas via dietary choices
- The case for a lacto-vegetarian diet
How to Eliminate Body Odor & Bad Breath
- Understanding the sources of foul smells
- Correcting imbalances
- Eliminating toxins
Ayurvedic Wisdom on Sexuality
- Sexual function and health
- Guidelines for sustainable enjoyment
- Diet for sex
- Rasayanas not Viagra
Sustainable Weight Control
- Normalize digestion
- Unclog bodily channels
- Eat for health
- Restore balance
Problem-Free Living Through Vedic Science
- The source and structure of Vedic knowledge
- The seven states of consciousness
- How to enjoy life and avoid suffering
- How to prevent the birth of an enemy
- How to create an ideal society
Vedic Architecture—Home Design in Harmony with Nature
- Basic principles of Vāstu
- Relationship of Vāstu and Ayurveda
- How building structure influences brain function
Using Vedic Astrology to Avoid Problems
- Basic principles of Jyotish
- Relationship of Jyotish and Ayurveda
- Differences from western astrology
- The Law of Karma
- The power of Yagya to change Karma
Promoting Balance through Daily Routine
- The daily rhythm of nature
- Ideal daily routine
- Managing personal change
Seasonal Detoxification and Rejuvenation
- The effects of the seasons on the Doshas
- Home detoxification
- Pancha Karma
- Rasayana therapy
Self-Management Tips for Common Problems
- Common colds and allergies
- Menstruation and menopause
- Degenerative arthritis
- and more on request
Health, Wellness and the Bottom Line
The Integrated Benefits Institute estimated that poor health costs American business nearly $600 billion a year in terms of lost productivity from absenteeism and under-performance,
an average of about $4,500 per worker, despite application of currently available knowledge from western medicine.
Few appreciate that Ayurveda, the Science of Life, is the original owner’s manual for the human body offering timeless and profound knowledge of how to optimize health and longevity.
It explains our individual differences and how to harmonize with them to maintain balance, improve vitality, and resist disease through choices of diet and lifestyle.
Come and learn basic principles of Ayurveda that you can immediately apply with benefit to both your business and personal life.
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- Thank you so very much for the informative presentation at the Elmwood Senior Center yesterday.
The audience was clearly engaged and eager to seek answers to questions regarding Ayurveda and transcendental meditation.
Without a doubt, you have made a positive impact on the several lives…including MINE!
What an honor to be the site of your last Connecticut program!
We wish you the very best in life as you continue on your journey in North Carolina.
May you bring health, wellness, and an improved sense of being to countless others.
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