Monday, August 29, 2011



The IPI website

If you haven't visited our website for some time, there are several other additions:

From other authors, the following articles have been added over the last few weeks:

Finally, we are happy to announce that Pearson's website now offers a 21% discount when you purchase the two volumes of Foundations of Indian Psychology together.
Pearson also offers free shipping within India.

Warm regards, and the very best wishes from the IPI team,

Matthijs Cornelissen

Summer School Indian Psychology

Summer School Indian Psychology
28 May – 8 July, 2012
Pondicherry — INDIA

This is a pre-announcement and the progamme is still open to change.
We are interested in your feedback and suggestions!
Last update: 22-8-2011


The Indian Psychology Institute intends to hold a 6-week Summer School Indian Psychology at Pondicherry from May 28 to July 8, 2012.

The programme will contain regular classes as well as workshops. Some will deal with psychological aspects of specific classical texts, like the Rig Veda, Upanishads, Gita, and Patanjali's Yogasutras; others will deal with schools of Indian Psychology like Samkhya, Vedanta, Buddhism, Sufism, and the Integral Psychology of Sri Aurobindo. Time permitting, attention will be given to the application of Indian Psychology in Self-development, Education, Psychotherapy, and Management. The programme will include a short introduction to research methods appropriate for Indian Psychology.

The Summer School is meant for academics and professionals who are active in the field of psychology and who use (or plan to use) ideas, attitudes and practices derived from the Indian tradition in their work and personal development. The programme is targeted primarily at those who already have a serious involvement in Indian Psychology and want to deepen or widen their understanding. Others, for example students who consider doing a PhD on an Indian Psychology related topic, can also apply, but should be ready for a lot of hard work, both outer and inner.

We envisage the summer school as a collaborative effort, in which participants who already have a good understanding of some specialised area of Indian Psychology will share their expertise with the others. The daily program would typically involve 2 intensive, interactive classes in the morning, self-study in the afternoon, and a daily "high tea" with semi-formal group-discussions and presentations from 5.30 - 6.30 pm. This routine program will be interspersed with full-day workshops on specific topics.

All participants will be expected to take up a mini-research project during their stay and report on their findings at the end of the course, both orally and in writing.

Place and Duration

The programme will be conducted in Puducherry, India. The full course will be six weeks, from May 28th to July 7th, 2012. Preference will be given to candidates who will attend the full course, but partial participation may be considered in special circumstances.


There will be no costs involved in this course. Participants will, however, have to look after their own accommodation. We can help to arrange this for anything between Rs. 100 and Rs. 1000 per day ($2 to $20), depending on the type of accommodation required. In special cases scholarships may be provided.


Please send the information requested in the Registration form by email to (with "ssip" in the subject header). You may please do so even if you're not certain yet whether you want to follow the course.

Further information

For a short description of what is meant by "Indian Psychology", one could consult the Introduction to Foundations of Indian Psychology.

The latest information on the Summer School Indian Psychology will always be available here at For any other enquiries, please write to with "ssip" in the subject header of your email।

Friday, August 19, 2011

Happiness model of the Bhagwad Gita

Respected Spiritual Leaders


Spiritual Stimulus

Happiness model of the Bhagwad Gita

There are many models of happiness presented in the bhagwad gita sometimes happiness is implied, and at other times it is directly the subject of lord Krishna‘s sermon to Arjuna. Arjuna never directly asks about how to be happy. However, as the dialogue starts with Arjuna being extremely unnerved and distressed about facing His relatives in the battlefield, and since he engages in the battle wholeheartedly at the end of the sermon, it is reasonable to expect some guidance in the Bhagwad Gita about how one can deal with stressful situations and be happy. In this chapter, the content of the Bhagwad Gita is analyzed looking for terms associated with peace and happiness.

The Bhagwad Gita is categorical about happiness being in the domain of spirituality rather than in the material world. Often, enjoyment is stated to lead to unhappiness

Prajahaati yadaa kaamaan sarvaan paartha manogataan; 2.55

Aatmanyevaatmanaa tushtah sthitaprajnastadochyate.

When a man completely casts off, O Arjuna, all the desires of the mind and is satisfied in the Self by the Self, then is he said to be one of steady wisdom!

Duhkheshwanudwignamanaah sukheshu vigatasprihah; 2.56

Veetaraagabhayakrodhah sthitadheer munir uchyate.

He whose mind is not shaken by adversity, who does not hanker after pleasures, and who is free from attachment, fear and anger, is called a sage of steady wisdom.

Vishayaa vinivartante niraahaarasya dehinah

Rasavarjam raso’pyasya param drishtwaa nivartate 2.59

The objects of the senses turn away from the abstinent man, leaving the longing (behind); but his longing also turns away on seeing the Supreme

Yatato hyapi kaunteya purushasya vipashchitah;

Indriyaani pramaatheeni haranti prasabham manah. 2.60

The turbulent senses, O Arjuna, do violently carry away the mind of a wise man though he be striving (to control them)!

Aapooryamaanam achalapratishtham

Samudram aapah pravishanti yadwat;

Tadwat kaamaa yam pravishanti sarve

Sa shaantim aapnoti na kaamakaami. 2.70

He attains peace into whom all desires enter as waters enter the ocean, which, filled from all sides, remains unmoved; but not the man who is full of desires

In verse 2.70, the simile of ocean is used to map the notion of peace by stating that as water flowing into an ocean from many tributaries does not disturb the ocean, similarly when desires enter a person he or she is not perturbed by them; such a person attains peace, not a person who is habitually chasing desires. This verse needs to be examined in the context of the preceding 15 verses (from 2.55 to 2.69), since the verse refers to a special person that is referred to as sthitaprajna (literally, sthita means standing or firm, and prajna means judgment or wisdom; thus meaning one who has calm discriminating judgment and wisdom). In verses 2.55–2.61, the concept of sthitaprajna is introduced, and then in the later verses, the ideas are further elaborated upon. In verse 2.55, it is stated that when a person gives up all desires that are in his or her manas or mind and remains contented internally by himself or herself, then the person is said to be sthitaprajna. Adi zankara explains this in his commentary as the state in which a person has given up the three desires of family, wealth, and fame and remains in the service of people at large without any expectation. In verse 2.56,4 such a person is described as one whose manas neither gets agitated when encountering sorrow nor enjoys or seeks pleasure associated with the senses; one who is beyond emotions such as attachment, fear, and anger; or one for whom these emotions are completely destroyed.

Veetaraagabhayakrodhaa manmayaa maam upaashritaah; 4.10

Bahavo jnaana tapasaa pootaa madbhaavam aagataah.

Freed from attachment, fear and anger, absorbed in Me, taking refuge in Me, purified by the fire of knowledge, many have attained to My Being.

Thanks & regards

Rohit Puri

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Founder ( Spiritual teacher Forum)

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date, Aug 19, 2011 at 2:08 PM

subject model of Bhagwad Gita (Spiritual Stimulus 1-20)

Monday, August 8, 2011

UGC Sponsored National Conference on Mental Health: Role of Education

UGC Sponsored National Conference on Mental Health: Role of Education
1 to 2 October 2011
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Contact name: Dr. Chetan U Chavan

Gokhale Education Society's College of Education and Research and Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital are organising two days UGC Sponsored National Conference on Mental Health: Role of Education More details on

Organized by: Gokhale Education Society's College of Education and Research and Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 27 August 2011

2nd International Conference on Multiple Perspectives on Inclusion, Transition and Disability

2nd International Conference on Multiple Perspectives on Inclusion, Transition and Disability
21 to 23 February 2012
Beijing, China

Contact name: Abraham Johann D. Serran

This year’s exciting and dynamic program will feature a multitude of sessions and workshops designed to enhance the educator’s ability to address the individual needs of all students.

Organized by: Resources for Educational and Allied Consultancy Habitat (R.E.A.C.H.), Inc.
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 25 July 2011


12 to 13 October 2011
Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India

Contact name: Dr. RosHan Lal दहिया

Deptartment of Psychology, Post Graduate Government College in Association with National Association of Psychological Science is going to organize the event. this conference

Organized by: National Association of Psychological Science (Regd)
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 22 August 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

Indian Journal of Psychiatry (ISSN 0019-5545)

Indian Journal of Psychiatry

The Indian Journal of Psychiatry (ISSN 0019-5545), is an official publication of the Indian Psychiatric Society. It is published Quarterly with one additional supplement (total 5 issues). The IJP publishes original work in all the fields of psychiatry. All papers are peer-reviewed before publication.

The issues are published Quarterly. An additional supplement is also published annually. Articles can be submitted online from . The journal provides immediate free access to all the published articles. The journal does not charge the authors for submission, processing or publication of the articles.

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