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  • Dr. David Frawley receives Padma Bhushan – India’s third highest civilian honor

    Dr. David Frawley D.Litt. (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) on March 31, 2015 received the prestigious Padma Bhushan award from the government of India, one of the highest civilian awards granted in the country. He was one of twenty people to receive the Padma Bhushan award this year, which included Bill and Melinda Gates and a variety of […]

  • Shiva and Shakti Yogas

    Glimpse from upcoming book Shiva, the Great Lord of Yoga By Dr. David Frawley, published by Lotus Press, available June 1, 2015 Yoga means unification, which is first the unity of all the dualities and contraries that constitute the energies of life. Yoga philosophy teaches us to understand and transcend duality, but this rests upon harmonizing the […]

  • Vedic Counseling: A New Model

    The Counseling Renaissance Today we are discovering many new dynamic tools for understanding ourselves and for bringing greater meaning into our lives, not simply at a physical level, but at deeper levels of consciousness. Our model of the human being is shifting from that of a separate individual fixed in one location in time and […]

  • Hindu Response to Western Intellectual Challenges

    By Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley) For the closing plenary session of the World Hindu Congress Nov. 23, 2014. The congress included seven conferences covering media, educational, women, youth, economic, political and organizational events. Nearly two thousand people from over fifty countries attended this historic event, including important religious, political and educational leaders. It was the […]

  • Ayurvedic Implications of Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

    This is entire transcript of Bi-Monthly Expert Lecture Series (Twenty Sixth Lecture) delivered by Acharya David Frawley on Nov. 12, 2014 at Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (A Govt. of India funded organization), New Delhi, India Background of Yoga First I want to thank the director, Dr. Ishwar Basavaraddi, and the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga for arranging […]

  • HAMSA RAHASYA: The Secret of Hamsa

    By Acharya David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) Shiva Yoga and Hamsa The Hamsa is one of the key concepts in Vedic, Yogic and Tantric thought. Along with the Kundalini, it holds many secrets of deeper Yoga practices. Indeed without understanding the Hamsa, the Kundalini force cannot likely be properly developed or understood. The Hamsa as […]

  • Narendra Modi and Barack Obama : A New Vision for Both India and World Hinduism

    Article by Acharya David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri)  Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States brought about many glowing statements from the American government, both about Modi and about India. These included productive meetings with President Barack Obama, Vice-President Joe Biden, and Secretary of State John Kerry, who were quite elated with Modi’s visit. […]

  • Esoteric Hinduism and Western Esoteric Traditions

    By David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) Global Esoteric Traditions Esoteric, mystical, and occult traditions have been widely connected worldwide as far back as we can trace their history. These often secret teachings cross over realms of healing, astrology, alchemy, Yoga, mantra, and meditation, emphasizing internal practices to raise our awareness to higher states of consciousness. […]

  • Is Hinduism a Monotheistic Religion ?

    From Hindu Human Rights  There has been a considerable debate extending from recent centuries to current interfaith dialogues as to whether Hinduism is a monotheistic religion, and if so whether Hinduism can perhaps be included among the great monotheistic traditions of the world. This question of Hinduism and monotheism reflects certain preconceptions that should be […]

  • Vedic Yoga: The Path of the Rishi (Glimpse of New Book)

    By Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley, www.vedanet.com). From New Title – Vedic Yoga: The Path of the Rishi Vedic Yoga like classical Yoga is a complex and many-sided discipline designed to address the needs of different levels and temperaments of individuals. Vedic Yoga addresses all of life and works with all of nature, like a symphony […]

  • Shri Narendra Modi, Hinduism, and Resurgent India

    Let us support Narendra Modi in his endeavors and not look at him through the narrow lenses of older politics in America, which were often unfairly anti-India and anti-Hindu. By David Frawley, August 06, 2014 First published on Patheos.com Narendra Modi is rare among the political leaders in the world today in that he has […]