Thursday, December 30, 2010

IPI Seminar's Last date Extended

"Individual and Collective Transformation:
Insights from Indian Psychology"

A national seminar, organised jointly by
the Psychology Department of Delhi University
and the
India International Centre.
at Delhi
4-7 February 2011.

Dear Friends,

This is to let you know that the last dates for registration etc for this seminar have been extended.

The last date for sending an abstract is now: 5th January, 2011.

Please note that all those who wish to attend the conference, whether presenting or not, must submit the Registration Form latest by January 15, 2011.

For further information please see the announcement at

The registration form can be found at:

All communication may be addressed directly to the conference coordinators,
Dr. Suneet Varma & Dr. Eric Soreng at

Friday, December 17, 2010

IPI Newsletter

Indian Psychology Institute
IPI Newsletter
Dear Friends
I'm happy to announce that the websites of the Indian Psychology Institute,
and its sister organisation, the Sri Aurobindo Centre for Consciousness Studies
have been upgraded considerably during the last few weeks.
The website of IPI can be found at: http://ipi।

It contains articles by different authors on Psychology related issues,
as seen from the various consciousness-based perspectives of the
many Indian spiritual and intellectual traditions.
Of special interest may be the page where these articles are sorted by subject:

The website of SACCS is available at http://saccs।

It has texts by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.
Of special interest may be the two compilations
of psychology-related texts which are available at:

Also of interest may be the
Thematic Index of the Collected Works of the Mother
which is available at:

Warm regards,
Matthijs Cornelissen

Life Positive Workshop - The Joy of Angels

Life Positive Workshop - The Joy of Angels
Description :2 days non-residential workshop on Angel Therapy (January 29-30, 2011) at New Delhi
We are never alone. From the time we are born to the time we die they protect us from harm, and guide us towards goodness. What you will learn:
Who, what, why you should connect and know about angels
How to work with and understand angels and archangels
How to decipher the signs through which God communicates to us
How to gain confidence as a true spiritual teacher, healer and psychic
Nine ways to read angel card readings
Life-transforming meditations both simple and intense
Knowing and working with your guardian angels
Angelic healings, self-healing and skill building
Archhana Lakhotia (Certified trainer of ACP with Charles Virtue) is a master in holistic science and a mentor who helps you access your inner world and teaches you to love yourself। Founder of Prithvigurukool, a self-management and healing institute based in Kolkatta, she is a skilled proponent in reiki, angel therapy and crystal healing।* Inclusive of two time tea and vegetarian lunch।Note : Funds are eligible for income tax deduction U/s 80G (5) (vi) of income tax act 1961.If you wish to pay by check/DD.Download delegate formDelhi : C 153, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase - I, New Delhi - 110 020. Ph: +91 - 011 - 43792020Mumbai : Magus Media Pvt. Ltd., Ridhi Sidhi Complex, Room No. 106, 1st Floor, Prem nagar, Goregaon WEST, Mumbai – 400062.Ph: +91 - 022-27904804/2877/1789अस्प

Monday, November 22, 2010

National Conference on Indian Psychology

Individual and Collective Transformation:

Insights from Indian Psychology

A National Conference being organized by
the Department of Psychology, University of Delhi,
in collaboration with India International Center (IIC),

New Delhi

February 5-7, २०११

Against this backdrop the Department of Psychology, University of Delhi, in collaboration with ‘India International Centre’, is organizing a National Conference on "Individual and collective transformation: Insights from Indian Psychology". Typical sub-themes include:

  • Indian perspectives on individual and collective growth and transformation
  • Integral Yoga and individual and collective transformation
  • The ideal of human unity
  • Spirituality, organizational management, development, and transformation
  • Spirituality and transformational leadership
  • Peace and development of global civilization
  • Buddhist/Jain/Sikh/Sufi/Christian perspectives on transformation
  • Synthesis of matter and spirit, science and spirituality
  • Related topics from Indian Psychology

With the idea of having an intensive dialogue and sustained sharing, it is proposed to have not more than 100 participants (50 senior and 50 younger ones). The aim is to have the participation of scholars in India and abroad who are making serious and sustained contributions to the concerned areas (senior core group), as well as younger researchers, and students who are keen to work in this area, show promise, and seek guidance. A few individuals will be invited to speak on key themes. The remaining participants will be selected on the basis of submitted abstracts.

Send an abstract of the paper that you would like to present at the conference by e-mail to, latest by 30 November, 2010.

Confirm acceptance of your paper for presentation at the conference, after reviewing all the abstracts, by 15th December 2010.

For complete papers the deadline is 15th January, 2011.

Dr. Suneet Varma & Dr. Eric Soreng
Conference Coordinators

Please click here for the Accommodation details and Regsitration फॉर्म


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New Arrival : Foundations of Indian Psychology

Foundations of Indian Psychology (in two volumes)
edited by: Matthijs Cornelissen, Girishwar Misra, & Suneet Varma
published by: Longman, Pearson Education, New Delhi
Volume I is available now;Volume II is scheduled to come out by the end of October.

Volume 1: Concepts and Theories
Karan Singh
Aster Patel
The psychological perspectives of our times... Three shifts of a rhythm

Section 1: The social and philosophical context
K. Ramakrishna Rao
Indian psychology: Implications and applications
Ajit K. Dalal
A journey back to the roots: Psychology in India
R. L. Kashyap
Psychological ideas in the Vedas and their relevance to contemporary psychology
Vladimir Iatsenko
On the Vedic symbolism in the light of Sri Aurobindo
Kundan Singh
Beyond mind: The future of psychology as a science
John Pickering
Indian psychological thought in the age of globalization

Section 2: Self and personality
Kiran Kumar K. Salagame
Ego and ahaṁkāra: Self and identity in modern psychology and Indian thought
Priya Ananda & Ajith Prasad
Models of personality in Buddhist psychology
Suneet Varma
Integral Psychology: A new science of self, personality and psychology
Brant Cortright
An integral approach to our psychic centre
Bahman A. K. Shirazi
The Sufi path of self-transformation
Shivantika Sharad
Being an authentic self: Some insights from the lives of Sri Aurobindo and Mahatma Gandhi

Section 3: Pathways to knowledge
Peter Sedlmeier
Indian psychology and the scientific method
William Braud
Integrating yoga epistemology and ontology into an expanded integral approach to research
Girishwar Misra
Knowing in the Indian tradition
R. M. Matthijs Cornelissen
What is knowledge? A reflection based on the work of Sri Aurobindo
S. R. Bhatt
The noetic process (citta vṛthi): A Therāvāda Buddhist view

Section 4: Affect, motivation and creativity
Girishwar Misra
Psychology of emotions: Some cultural perspectives
Sunil D. Gaur
Why am I here? Implications of self and identity for conceptualizing motivation
Anand C. Paranjpe
The principles and practice of karma yoga in the writings and life of B. G. Tilak
Kavita A. Sharma
From dejection to action: A narrative analysis of the transformation of Arjuna and Yudhiṣṭhira
Minati Panda
Cultural construction of creativity: Dualism and beyond
Glossary of words of Sanskrit or Pali origin
The contributors

Volume 2: Practical Applications
Karan Singh
Aster Patel
The psychological perspectives of our times... Three shifts of a rhythm

Section 1: Health and healing
Kapil Kapoor
Philosophy of healing in Indian medicine
R. L. Bijlan
Integral psychology: More than a tool for health and happiness
Ajit K. Dalal
Folk wisdom and traditional healing practices: Some lessons for modern psychotherapies
Alok Pandey
Psychotherapy and Indian thought
Michael Miovic
Psychotherapy and Integral Yoga Psychology
K. M. Tripathi
Concept and scope of pratyāhāra in management of mental health

Section 2: Education
Neeltje Huppes
Integral education: An application of Indian psychology
P. Ram Manohar
The blending of healing and pedagogy in Āyurveda
Bharati Baveja
Situating teacher education in the Indian context: A paradigm shift
Vinita Kaushik Kapur
Krishnamurti and value education
Anjum Sibia
Education for life: The Mirambika experience

Section 3: Social issues
Anand Prakash
Exploring the images used for the individual-organization interface: Experiences and reflections
Kumar Ravi Priya
Broadening of consciousness: A healing process among the survivors of the Kachchh earthquake
R. S. Pirta
Resolution of social conflicts: An Indian model
Anjali Singh
Lālan-pālan: A psycho-spiritual experience for the Indian mother
P. Kapur & G. Misra
Being human the Sikh way: Some psychological reflections
Kittu Reddy
Organizational transformation through consciousness-centred training: A case study from the Indian Army
Glossary of words of Sanskrit or Pali origin
The contributors

Monday, May 3, 2010

International Conference on Positive Psychology : A New Approach to Mental Health

International Conference on Positive Psychology : A New Approach to Mental Health
6 to 8 August 2010
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
The conference brings together positive psychologists, mental health experts, behavioural & social scientists, spiritual thinkers and academicians on one platform. The focus of this conference is to promote Positive Psychology.Organized by: Amity University Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 30 June २०१०
Contact name: Vineeth Kumar
Brochure [Click Here]
Registration Form [Click Here]

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Last date of Courses in Indian Psychology

Dear friends,
This is gentle reminder for those interested in the course on Indian Psychology, that थे last day to submit an application is 20 April।The full information on the courses is available at:
or directly at: info was also sent to you in an email on 22 March.)For all further information please write to:

Friday, April 9, 2010


Become a part of the book Philosophy, Education and Indian Value System(CPPIS 2011) Contact:


Become a part of the book Philosophy, Education and Indian Value System(CPPIS 2011) Contact:

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Two Certificate Courses Indian Psychology

Two Certificate CoursesIndian Psychology
At Pondicherry and Delhi June to October २०१०
organised by the Indian Psychology Institute.

These courses offer an introduction to Indian Psychology. They are largely, but not exclusively, based on the work of Sri Aurobindo, and cover topics like philosophical background; self and personality; cognition and modes of knowing; yoga-based research methodologies; motivation and the aim of life; emotions and attitudes; individual change and development; relationships; professional work involving psychology (education, therapy, organisational psychology, etc.).
Information transfer is, however, only one aspect of these courses। Their central focus is on increasing one’s self-knowledge, and on developing consciousness-based psychological skills and ­attitudes that help in one’s personal growth. In Indian ­approaches to Psychology one has to begin with understanding one’s own self, and apply that understanding to life. Only then, can one hope to understand, teach or otherwise help others.
Please email the following information as early as possible, but not later than April 20,to:
A 300-600 word “biographical note”Focus here on the work you have already done in the fields of psychology, Indian philosophy and yoga.
A 300-600 word “motivation note”Focus here on why you are interested in this course, what you expect from it, and how you plan to use what you will learn after completing this course.
Factual information
Which course (Pondicherry or Delhi):
Year of birth:
Educational qualifications:
Present position & place of work:
Preferred Postal Address:
Email address(es):
Telephone / Mobile:
There are only limited seats, so if you are interested, please register at the earliest, but not later than April 20, 2010. Please don't send the fees before you have received our acceptance email.For the latest information, visit:
If you need any further info, you can write to ।" href="mailto:matthijs@ipi