Following is an announcement about the Swami Rama Intensive in India
Oct 29 - Nov 16. This will truly be an exciting and insightful time
for sincere practitioners of Yoga Meditation, Vedanta and Tantra in
the context of the teachings and tradition of Swami Rama. I
personally very much look forward to participating, to helping with
the presentations, and to hearing the perspecives of the other 12
speakers (biodata below). This is a rare opportunity for those who
In loving service,
Sadhana Mandir Ashram (Swami Rama's Ashram) of Rishikesh, India is
happy to announce the SWAMI RAMA INTENSIVE program, October 29
November 16, 2007 at the Himalayan Institute Hospital campus and
Swami Rama Center, between Rishikesh and Dehradun, India. Monday
through Friday programs will be at the hospital campus and weekend
retreats will be at the ashram on the Ganges in Rishikesh.
The SWAMI RAMA INTENSIVE will be a flexible program adapting to the
wishes and needs of the participants. However, each daily program
will include classes drawing directly on a specific chapter from one
of the books by Swami Rama. These presentations will be give by 13
different speakers, who are listed below. There will also be group
meditations and self-awareness practices in alignment with the
practices taught by Swami Rama.
FOR MORE INFO, RESERVATIONS & QUESTIONS:
BIODATA OF THE 13 PRESENTERS:
Dr Achala M. Singhal, MD, DM, FACC, is a Professor & Head of
Cardiology Department at Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences.
Personally trained by Sri Swami Rama in holistic approaches to
medicine, Dr. Achala has conducted research on the effects of
meditation and breath control on hypertension and heart disease.
Holistic approaches with cardiac patients have helped avoid invasive
procedures in many cases, along with complete healing.
Dr. Anil Singhal is Professor of Neurology at HIHT. He received his
M.D. in Medicine at AIIMS and did his residency in Neurology in USA.
He is Head of the Departments of Holistic Medicine and Neurosciences.
He worked closely with Swamiji from the very inception of HIHT.
Dr. M. Ganasan, MBBS, a disciple of Swami Rama since 1990, Dr.
Ganasan had a flourishing private medical practice in Malaysia.
Currently Director of the Combined Therapy Program at HIHT, Dr.
Ganasan focuses on Yoga Therapy based on Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and
Swami Rama's teachings. This highly individualized program takes the
participant through physical postures, breathing exercises, cleansing
practices, mind/ energy/body integration, leading to Self Awareness
and ultimately to living in the universe itself.
Dandi Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati, MA, a disciple of Swami Rama,
provides spiritual counseling and teaches practical aspects of
Meditation, Yoga, Vedanta, and internal Tantra. Swami J is widely
known for his passionate dedication to the teachings of Swami Rama,
which he expounds in a simple, efficient, and easy-to-understand
Dr. John Clarke, M.D. is former Chairman of the Himalayan Institute
of the USA, Dr. Clarke received his M.D. degree from Harvard
University in Family Practice, Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He
is also an Emergency Room physician and resides in Boston,
Dr. Kathleen McKeehan is a Nursing Advisor at the Himalayan Institute
Hospital Trust. She received her Ph.D in Nursing from Case Western
Reserve University, USA. She is a certified Hatha Yoga teacher and
worked with Swamiji in USA before coming to India in 1992.
Ms. B. Maithili, a disciple of Swami Rama, is serving the Himalayan
Institute Hospital Trust in the capacity of Director of Rural
Dr. Prakash Keshaviah is Director of Nephrology and an Honorary
Professor of Physiology at HIHT. He received Post-Graduate Degrees in
Biomedical Engineering and Physiology from the University of
Minnesota, USA. His training with Swamiji dates back to the late
Dr. Ravindra Kumar Mamgain, experienced in Ayurveda for over 20
years, is an Associate Professor of Ayurvedic Medicine, Himalayan
Institute of Medical Sciences, and consultant physician at the
Department of Ayurveda,
Dr. Sunil Saini M.B.B.S., M.S. ( Surgery), Fellow UICC, Senior
Consultant Surgical Oncology , Professor of Surgery. Dedicated to the
service of cancer patients, Dr. Saini was inspired and trained by
Swami Rama to focus on holistic approaches, quality of life issues
and stress management in cancer control and research.
Mr. Vijay Dhasmana, member Presidential Body, is respected for his
dynamic leadership and management abilities. Having recently
translated several of Swami Rama's books from English into Hindi,
Vijay is very conversant with Swamiji's teachings.
Dr. Vijendra Chauhan is a Professor and an eminent Surgeon of
Orthopaedics in HIHT. He is also a member of the Presidential Body.
He received his MS in Orthopaedics from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of
Medical Sciences. Hehas been associated with Swamiji since 1994.
Dr. Vishnudas K. is an Ayurvedic physician with over 15 years of
experience in Ayurveda. He currently runs the Ashtavaidhya Parampara
Ayurvedic center in Rishikesh, and has an Ayurvedic clinic at the
Himalayan Institute Hospital Rishikesh Extension branch.