• Our Acharyas

    Guide | Mentors | Scholars | Authors | Speakers | Astrologers | Researchers

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    Acharya David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri)

    — Founder & Director

    Vedacharya David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) is a western born teacher in the Vedic tradition. In India, Vamadeva is recognized as a Vedacharya (Vedic teacher), and includes in his scope of studies Ayurveda, Yoga, Vedanta and Vedic astrology, as well as the ancient Vedic texts. Read more >>

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    Yogini Shambhavi Chopra

    — Co-Director

    Yogini Shambhavi is a mystic Yogini, guide and teacher rooted in the ancient teachings and traditions of Shakti worship. As an important woman teachers in the Shakti tradition of India and the Himalayas, she aims to draw one to the deeper ‘Yogic Reality’, helping to awaken the universal power of nurturing within us. Read more >>

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Featured Courses

  • Ayurvedic Healing Course

    Our Ayurvedic course offers an extensive, yet affordable, distance learning approach to Ayurveda and its wellness approaches presented with clarity and depth. This comprehensive course outlines Ayurvedic anatomy and physiology, constitution for body and mind, fundamentals of diagnosis, nutrition, herbs, aromas, sensory therapies, Yoga, spiritual methods and more. It has been used by students from throughout the world over the last twenty-five years and has been the basis for many Ayurvedic training programs.


  • Ayurvedic Astrology Course

    Our course in Vedic astrology combines a twofold approach of teaching the fundamentals of Vedic astrology, along with their interface with Ayurveda. It provides a good foundation in the principles of Vedic astrology from planets, signs and houses to Nakshatras and ashtakavarga, but also brings in an Ayurvedic perspective, showing how planetary influences impact body, mind and spirit. This makes it especially helpful for those who want to learn Vedic astrology according to an Ayurvedic background.


  • Yoga, Ayurveda, Mantra and Meditation Course

    Our Yoga, Ayurveda, Mantra and Meditation course teaches an Ayurvedic perspective on the eight limbs of Yoga, as well as the yogic branches of Devotion (Bhakti), Knowledge (Jnana), and Action (Karma), including a full translation of the Yoga Sutras from an Ayurvedic perspective. It helps one to understand Yoga and meditation practices for well-being and spiritual growth according to Ayurvedic guidelines, including an extensive examination of Yoga philosophy. It contains much important information on the healing power of mantra.


Upcoming Events

  • Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm – Aug. 28- Sept. 1  Second Annual Vedic Knowledge Integration Forum   Vamadeva and Shambhavi on Vedic Knowledge
  • Ayur-Yoga Shakti Study and Retreat March 17-24, 2015, Ayurvedagram, India Open for early registration
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico, Yoga Shakti Retreat Aug. 18-25 is now open for early registration. Our first US Yoga Shakti weeklong event.

Latest Articles

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    India Reborn 2014 -The Promise of a New Era

    The following article by Acharya David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) was first published by Hindu Human Rights on July 22, 2014.  India’s recent election – which brought Narendra Modi to power with a great majority – is clearly an important if not epoch-making event in the history of the country. It may be the most […]

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    Chopra Center Articles By Vamadeva

    Mantra & Concentration Using Shakti Mantras to Enhance Your Primordial Sound Mantra Practice Soma, the Bliss Principle in Vedic Knowledge – Part 1 Soma, the Bliss Principle in Vedic Knowledge – Part 2    

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    Pluralism and Universalism within Hinduism

    Bangalore Initiative for Religious Dialogue (BIRD) is a low profile organization formed in 2001, by a small group of Hindus, Muslims and Christians in Bangalore, who are strongly convinced about the dire need to preserve inter-faith amity in the true and abiding traditions of India, which is a living symbol of religious diversity and inclusiveness. […]

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    Vamadeva’s Hindu Human Rights Website Articles

    Vamadeva has a number of important posted and well-illustrated articles on the Hindu Human Rights website covering a variety of topics relating to Hinduism and the Vedas, as noted below: Decrypting Vedic Symbolism/ Karma and Reincarnation in the Rigveda/ Stanley Samartha Memorial Lecture on Pluralism Within Hinduism/ Yogic Ecology and Mother Earth/ Devic and Asuric Forms […]