• Why Swami Vivekananda still matters

    He taught us how to realise the universal consciousness beyond the limitations of time and space within our own minds and hearts. Dr David Frawley writes more. Modern India rests upon the inspiration that Swami Vivekananda awakened over a hundred years ago. His life and teachings became the spirit that infused the country’s independence movement […]

  • The Need for a Resurgent Bharat

    By Pandit Vamadeva Shastri (Dr David Frawley) There is an ongoing battle occurring at many levels relative to the concept of India and what India is, was and is meant to be. This is not merely a scholarly debate to arrive at truth but resembles more a struggle for power. Whoever controls the idea of India, […]

  • An Interview with Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley) Padma Bhushan Recipient

    By Christina Collins, Jyotish Star E-Magazine Interview Date: 7/27/2015 This year, 2015, a few select Americans received the Padma awards, the highest civilian awards granted by the government of India. Padma awards are given for outstanding contributions to the country and go to a broad range of individuals including artists, doctors, athletes, scientists, educators, social, […]

  • Nature’s Diet, Interview with Dr. David Frawley

    Interview by Armanda Dos Santos Doctor Frawley, what is the astounding power of Ayurveda? David Frawley: Ayurveda is the traditional Indian system of medicine that arose out of the philosophy and practice of Yoga some five thousand years ago. It helps us access with the universal consciousness and prana, to bring a greater vitality and awareness […]

  • Vedic Origins of Yoga

    Dr. David Frawley’s Full Text of Talk For International Conference on Yoga for Holistic Health June 21-22, 2015, Vigyan Bhavan Ministry of AYUSH, government of India Yoga is not a new phenomenon but the essence of the spiritual and cultural traditions of India going back to the earliest eras, with connections throughout the world and much of […]

  • Sri Sadguru Sivananda Murtyji Passes Away

    Sri Sadguru Sivananda Murtyji took his Mahasamadhi today on June 9, in Warangal India at 1:55 AM at the age of 86. He was the head of the Saiva Mahapeetham, an important South Indian Vedic Saivite order and a great guru on many levels, with many thousands of disciples throughout India and the world from […]

  • International Yoga Day and the Yoga of the Sun

    By Vamadeva Shastri (Dr. David Frawley) There could be no more appropriate day for honoring Yoga throughout the world then on June 21, the day of the summer solstice. Yoga’s connection with light and with the Sun goes back to Yoga’s very origin thousands of years ago in India. The system of Yoga philosophy or […]

  • The Ancient Solar Yoga

    By Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) From “Vedic Yoga: The Path of the Rishi” (Lotus Press 2014) For International Yoga Day, the summer solstice, June 21, 2015 What if the most powerful force for energizing all Yoga practices were as obvious and visible as the Sun? The fact is, that it is. The Sun, […]

  • Textual Evidence in the Vedas – Cultural and Historical Implications

    By Dr David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) ICHR (Indian Council of Historical Research, Ministry of HRD, Govt of India) Foundation Day Lecture, 27 March 2015 The Issue of History It is a great honor to be speaking before the Indian Council of Historical Research for this important yearly lecture. I would like to thank the […]

  • 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

    From Shiva, the Lord of Yoga By Dr. David Frawley, published by Lotus Press, now available 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 dualities within us in a […]

  • 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 […]