Thursday, November 22, 2012

International Workshop on Healing, Counselling & Therapy

International Workshop on Healing, Counselling & Therapy
based on Principles of Indian Psychology

organised by Centre for Indian Psychology, JGI
at Jain University Global Campus, Bangaluru
December 13 – 15, 2012

For details see the invitation brochure.
For registration use the application form.
For further info, contact CIP at

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Internatio​nal Workshop on Healing, Counsellin​g & Therapy Based on the Principles of Indian Psychology

Application Form: CIP_IWHCT_Application Form
Dear Friends
Greetings from Centre for Indian Psychology, Jain University! Hope this mail finds you in best of health and spirits.
We are happy to inform you that we are organising a three day International Workshop on Healing, Counselling & Therapy Based on Principles of Indian Psychology on 13-15 December, 2012 (immediately after NAOP Conference) at our Jain Global Campus in Bangalore.
We are fortunate to have many distinguishing resource persons from India and abroad to lead the workshop. The details of the workshop are available in the brochure attached herewith for your consideration. Please feel free to share this information with anyone interested.
Since it is an experiential workshop the participation in limited to 35 participants only. So, interested individuals are advised to confirm their participation at the earliest. You may respond by sending a return mail expressing your intention to attend the workshop immediately followed by sending us the filled in application form.
Download the attachement:

CALL FOR PAPERS:The Mahabharata and the Indian Society'


A national seminar on the topic 'The Mahabharata and the Indian Society' will be organised at Ambedkar college, Fatikroy, Dist- Unakoti, Tripura, India-799290.


Sub themes-

1.    A character analysis of any character of the Mahabharata

2.    A case study of literary recreation inspired by the Mahabharata

3.    A different perspective of the Bhagavad Gita.

4.    Different philosophical concepts of the Mahabharata

5.    Culture of any of the tribes of the Mahabharata

6.    Women in the Mahabharata

7.    Marginalized people in the Mahabharata

8.    Society as depicted in the epic

The sub themes are only indicative and any area related to the epic can be explored. Detailed information is also available on the blog http//


Tentative date-2-3  Feb 2013

Last Date of submission of abstract- 31 Dec 2012.

Contact Person- Dr. Ravi Khangai

                              Assistant Professor

                          Ambedkar College, Fatikroy

                          Dist-Unakoti, Tripura-799290



contact no-  919402168854,   919862799912.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Krishna -The Path Finder for Youth

Book - Krishna -The Path Finder for Youth

Authors - Rohit Puri & MVR Vidya Sagar

pages - 160 pages

Price - 130

ISBN - 978-81-923-275-2-5

Publisher - Spiritual Teacher Forum


Rohit Puri

Founder ( Spiritual Teacher Forum)

Leadership Wisdom - The Gita for Leaders

Leadership Wisdom - The Gita for Leaders
This book is for leaders which is based on Bhagwad Gita (A great book ever, where conversation between lord Krishna and Arjuna. This conversation was not only between the God and Arjuna rather it was a conversation between humanity and lord Krishna).
As Krishna was trying to tell the leadership wisdom to Arjuna. He was conveying that what leader should do? What should be the Qualities of a leader? In this book I have tried to show the leadership Wisdom from organization, self, knowledge and life perspective. This book is for every leader. This book is about the personal leadership, where I have tried to put self leadership, motivation, conflict resolution, Spiritual practices, and eternal knowledge.
I hope this book will be helpful for you.
Book - Leadership Wisdom -The Gita for leaders
Authors - Rohit Puri
pages - 195 pages
Price - 170
ISBN - 978-81-923-275-0-1
Publisher - Spiritual Teacher Forum

Rohit Puri
Founder ( Spiritual Teacher Forum)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Seminar on Consciousness as life principle in Sanskrit Tradition and Life Sciences: Looking for integrating approach

सनातन धर्म कालेज (लाहौर), अम्बाला छावनी
हरियाणा संस्कृत अकादमी, पञ्चकूला
(संस्कृत की पुनःसंरचना योजना के अधीन)
एक-दिवसीय अन्तःवैषयिक राष्ट्रिय सम्वाद गोष्ठी
Consciousness as life principle in Sanskrit Tradition and Life Sciences: Looking for integrating approach
संस्कृत परमपरा एवम् जीवविज्ञान में संवित् (चेतना) जीवन-तत्त्व के रूप में – समन्वितिकरण की खोज
आयोजक- संस्कृत विभाग  एवम् जुओलोजी एवम् बौटनी विभाग
अकादमिक समर्थन –  सनातन धर्म आदर्श संस्कृत कालेज, अम्बाला छावनी
दिनाङ्क -  30 अगस्त, 2012, दिन – वीरवार
समय- प्रातः 9.30 से 2.00 दोपहर
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Friday, July 13, 2012

Seminar on" Reflection on Emotions in Indian Thought-Systems”

Seminar on" Reflection on Emotions in Indian Thought-Systems”
4-6 September 2012 
Great, deep, wide and unbounded, the ocean is nevertheless drunk by underwater fires; in the same way, Sorrow is drunk by Anger.

(Translation of an unidentified Sanskrit stanza from India in the early Middle Ages; Gnoli, 1956, p. 35.)
At a given moment of time, in this greatly unstable era of existential dislocation, in this scattered reality impelled by the pending force of technology and globalization, in this virtual world of which we are a part, a need is felt to revive the significance of feeling, to pose a question about validity of emotions in our times, to ensure a potential for understanding a metaphysical meaning of emotions in the religious and philosophical world of mankind’s sensibility. It is a general misconception propagated by a popular culture and mass-media that views emotions in opposition to rationality, as the symptoms of inner weakness and vulnerability forged by a psychological unbalance and disorder. The existence of emotions is widely attested in the religious and philosophical landscape of India and it often provides a basis for the affective unfolding of conscious thought revealing its depth and intensity. In accordance with classical Indian philosophy, emotions are cognitions (jñāna, vijñāna), a justified mental phenomena not less rational than complex thought processes. What distinguishes emotions from thoughts is a prominent behavioral component articulating attitudes, conations and judgments that bring us to a closer understanding of the specific subfield of human life.  In the classical Sanskritic tradition, the words ‘bhāva’ and ‘vedanā’ are used in reference to the ‘emotive state’ which includes both the internal feeling and expressed emotion. Within the symbolic discourse of Indian culture, emotions are also held legitimate in religious life. To illustrate this point, let us refer to Varāhapuraa 17.33-37 which describes the Mother-goddesses (matkas) as symbols of human emotions: Brāhmī –pride, Maheśvarī – anger, Kaumārī - attachment, Vaiavī - greed, Varahi - envy, Aindrī – jealousy, Camua - depravity, Nārasihī - lust. Studies of Hindu myth tales, those of Campbell, Doniger and Shulman reflected on core components of emotional meaning that seem to be universal. Appraisal of emotional life has reached its apogee in the non-dualistic tantric traditions of Kashmir as it promulgated the Heart as the representative of the Self, the liberated consciousness. At the same time, emotional states, even the most negative ones, have been qualified as a stimulus for the expansion of consciousness. Needless to say, the emotional attitude pervades all intellectual and religious discourses of Indian culture, and, moreover, it appears as the most tangible and fundamental in mankind’s quest for the sacred and self-discovery. This seminar wishes to address a complex character of emotions by providing an interdisciplinary approach combining fields of philosophy, psychology and religious studies. This intellectual endeavour is intended to stimulate the multi-method strategy in conceptualizing emotions. In doing so, we will make an attempt to venture into the multi-faceted reality of emotions, unraveling its apparent equivocality, its seeming inconceivability. The seminar will try to systematize the cultural data on emotions in order to arrive at conceptual schema that would help us in defining the phenomenon of feeling in its multi-dimensional appearances. An effort will be made to give an ingenious replies on the mechanism of spontaneous activation of emotional behavior in religious experience and to elaborate on emendations of the theoretical maze confounding emotional and rational domains. Through the intellectual fusion and fruitful mingling of many perspectives, the seminar wishes to broader our understanding of the linkage between affect, cultural models and theoretical evaluation, reconnecting them. Finally, seminar furnishes a good opportunity to reflect upon the aesthetic emotions caused by a work of art that reinforce empathetic or non-empathetic feelings.
The following themes shall be investigated: 
  1. the problem of rationality and emotions in classical Indian philosophy (Sakhya, Nyāya-Vaiśeika, Miansa) and in Buddhism
  2. Emotions as enrapture of intensity, medium of psychological transfiguration
  3. Emotions (bhāvas) in construction of dynamic religious identity: Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Sahaja Vainavism, Bauls of Bengal, Sufi Emotionalism
  4. The idea of salvation through intense emotional state: Kashmiri tantric śaiva traditions, Bengali Tantra
  5. The cultural psychology of emotions (Dimock, Kakar, Harre, Kleiman, Rorty, Shixie, Solomon)
  6. Natyaśastra as the theatre of emotions
  7. Expressed emotions: dance, song etc.
  8. The role of emotions in Bhakti movement  

Monday, April 9, 2012

Life Positive Workshop

Life Positive Workshop - The Healing Touch

2 days non-residential workshop on acupressure (April 28-29, 2012) at Delhi


Acupressure is an ancient healing technique that uses fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin thereby stimulating the body's natural self-healing process. When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote circulation of blood and increases the body's life force to aid healing.

KETAN SHAH, the man with the magic hands, became passionate about acupressure after it cured him of excruciating pain that followed a complicated appendix surgery. He has since healed patients suffering from conditions from Parkinson's to cancer. Attend his workshop for detailed guidelines on using acupressure for self healing as well as for healing others. He will also treat minor afflictions on the spot.

Contribution Rs. 4000/- Inclusive of tea/coffee and vegetarian lunch.

Note : Funds are eligible for income tax deduction U/s 80G (5) (vi) of income tax act 1961.

To register online

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


We are happy to forward this invitation to you
for a workshop by Sampadananda Mishra:
Dates: Fri-Sun 23-25 March, 2012 (about 8 hours on each day)
Venue: Sri Aurobindo
Society (SAS), Adchini (near IIT), New Delhi
Facilitator: Dr
Sampadananda Mishra, Director, SAFIC, SAS, Pondicherry
Participation: to be decided on a case-by-case basis
Contribution: Rs
3000 is the suggested but flexible amount
Registration: Pls
apply by 15 March, 2012.
For the programme schedule see here.
For further info, registration form, etc, see here.
For further info you can also contact Sanjay Kumar: +91 98 189 88 191

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A National Workshop on the Theory of Emotions, Emotion Management & its Applications based on Νāţyaśāstra

Centre for Indian Psychology
Jain University
A National Workshop on the Theory of Emotions, Emotion Management & its Applications based on Νāţyaśāstra
(13th & 14th February 2012)

The Nāţyaśāstra (NS) though meant for producing theatrical performances, contains the principles of many other art forms such as music, dance, architecture and painting. This has been traditionally acknowledged. However, the basis of all communication being expression of thoughts and feelings (bhāva-abhivyañjanā), the NS, also lays down the siddhānta-s and methods for its application. It defines abhinaya as not mere acting but total communication which is done through several channels. There are not just emotions bhāva-s but psychological urges/states that can be manipulated by the trained actor, performer, teacher and even administrator to influence the audience, students, and working groups.
In a two day workshop, Prof Bharat Gupt shall give presentations on the NS, hold discussions and relate the aesthetic and emotional theories of traditional arts to modern utility in social spheres.


1. To develop a greater synergy and interaction between the ‘Art of Psychology’ and the ‘Psychology of Arts’ for a better understanding of both and their application.
2. To gain insights into the working of emotions and their management.
3. To enrich one’s knowledge about the theory of emotions and related topics as presented in Nāţyaśāstra.
4. To enhance one’s skills in counseling, managing emotion-intense situations and in theatrics by better understanding of the expression of emotions and their manipulation.

The Methodology of the workshop:

Lectures, Demonstrations, Practical Sessions, Sharing of Experiences, Analysis, Review of Relevant Literature, Interaction etc.

Persons to be contacted for further details:
Dr. Vinayachandra B. K. – (M) 09880193872
Dr. Anuradha Choudry - (M) 09880739482