ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Dr. D a v i d F r a w l e y ( P a n d i t V a m a d e v a S h a s t r i )
Dr. Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) is regarded as one of the most
important western exponents of Vedic knowledge in the world today. He
has studied the Vedas, Puranas, Tantras and Yoga Shastras in the original
Sanskrit and written extensively on their wisdom and their practices. He is
the author of over twenty five books and numerous articles on diverse as-
pects of Vedic and Yogic knowledge, as well as several training programs on
Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedic Astrology.
Dr. Frawley is a Pandit or traditional teacher of Vedic knowledge
(Vedacharya), an Ayurvedacharya (traditional teacher of Ayurveda),
Jyotish Brihaspati (professor of Vedic Astrology) and O M D (Oriental
Medical Doctor). In India, where he has lectured and taught throughout
the country, his Vedic work, including his translations from the Vedas, is
highly regarded.
Dr. Frawley is the director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies
and is also on the advisory boards for the National Association of
Ayurvedic Medicine and the magazine Yoga International. He works closely
with the California College of Ayurveda, the European Institute of Vedic
Studies and the American College of Vedic Astrology.
Dr. Frawley is one the main western pioneers of Ayurvedic medicine,
particularly relative to its interface with the greater system of Yoga. He
presents detailed information for those who want to go deeply into these
profound traditions. The aim of his work is to train serious students and
practitioners, who can authentically represent the real teachings. He has a
special connection with the teachings of Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi,
which he has been involved with over the last thirty years.

American Institute of Vedic Studies
The American Institute of Vedic Studies is an educational center, directed
by Dr. David Frawley, devoted to the greater systems of Vedic and Yogic
knowledge. It teaches related aspects of Vedic Science including Ayurveda,

Director Ph: 505-983-9385. yoga therapists and psychologists. with detailed information on herbal medicine and dietary therapy. diagnosis and practice. Califor- nia College of Ayurveda. has helped found various organizations including the European Institute of Vedic Studies. • Vedic History: The history of India and of the world from a Vedic per- spective. Mantra and Medita- tion. there is no required medical background for those wishing to take the . • Vedic Yoga: Restoring the ancient Vedic Yoga that perhaps is the founda- tion for the Yoga tradition. outlining an integral mind-body medi- cine and its practical application. particularly the Vedic Agni or Fire Yoga. chiropractors. Tantra. The Institute is engaged in several research projects including: • Ayurvedic Psychology and Yoga: The mental and spiritual aspects of Ayurveda and the Ayurvedic usage of Pranayama.com American Institute of Vedic Studies Ayurvedic Healing Correspondence Course This comprehensive distance learning program covers all the main aspects of Ayurvedic theory. the Vedic Friends Association. particularly the Rig Veda. located in Santa Fe. The Institute. NM 87504-8357 Dr.com. Yoga and Vedanta with a special reference to their background in the Vedas. New Mexico. courses and classes. It has been taken by doctors. acupuncturists. It contains the main material covered in two-year Ayurvedic programs for foreign students in India and more. the American Council of Vedic Astrology.252 Supplemental Material and Appendices Vedic Astrology. Fax: 505-982-5807 Website: www. • Translations and interpretations of the Vedas. in- cluding special tutorial programs for advanced students. herbalists. • The Soul and the Sacred Fire: Showing the ancient fire and enlighten- ment religion of all humanity. and the British Association of Vedic Astrology. It also goes in depth into Yoga phi- losophy and Ayurvedic psychology. It offers publications. the World Association of Vedic Studies. nurses. reflecting the latest archaeological work in India. The course is designed for Health Care Professionals as well as for serious students to provide the foundation for becoming an Ayurvedic practitio- ner.vedanet. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri). American Institute of Vedic Studies PO Box 8357 Santa Fe. massage therapists. How- ever. Email: vedicinst@aol.

adapting Ayurveda to the modern world without losing its spiritual integrity. and more. the largest Vedic Astrology organization outside of India. approach and way of thinking of Vedic Astrology. Aroma Therapy. Spiritual Astrology. Aspects. Deities. the Disease Pro- cess. and. Determination of Constitution. Muhurta • Ayurvedic (Medical) Astrology. uses his books on Ayurveda and represents his approach to Ayurveda. Divisional Charts. The course is authored by Dr. Ayurvedic Psychology. Dashas. The goal of the course is to provide the foundation to become a profes- sional Vedic astrologer. Mantra and Meditation. Gem- therapy. of Vedic Astrology) through the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences (ICAS). Signs. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri). S u b h a s h R a n a d e Dr. Houses. and detailed Principles of Chart Analysis. Its orientation is two-fold: 1) to teach the lan- guage. Pancha Karma. Malas. Yoga and Ayurveda. Dr. Karma. has been awarded the titles of Jyotish Kovid (proficiency in Vedic astrology) and Jyotish Brihaspati (Prof. Srotas). Nakshatras. Biodata and Resources for Ayurveda and Marma Therapy 253 course and many non-professionals have completed it successfully. David Frawley. Dhatus. Subhash Ranade is a leading academician and physician in the field of Ayurveda worldwide. He has written over sixty books on different aspects . 2) to teach the Astrology of Healing or Ayurvedic Astrology. the course provides many keys for unlocking its language and its methodology for the western student. Topics include: • Ayurvedic Anatomy and Physiology (Doshas. Ashtakavarga. For those who have difficulty approaching the Vedic system. The course can be taken as part of a longer tutorial program of training in Vedic Astrology through the American Council of Vedic Astrology (ACVA). Topics include: • Planets. Prof. Color-therapy. American Institute of Vedic Studies Astrology of the Seers Correspondence Course This comprehensive distance learning program explains Vedic Astrology in clear and modern terms. Pranic Healing. Ayurvedic Herbology. providing practical insights regarding how to adapt and use the system relative to our changing circumstances today. The course author. Yogas. Diagnosis of Disease. Mantras. Samkhya and Yoga • Diet and Nutrition.

254 Supplemental Material and Appendices of Ayurveda. India. A. Japan. Japanese. Avinash Lele graduated from R. His pioneering work in the field of C D . not only in India but in Poland. Italy and Germany as well. Germany. which have been published in Marathi. Dr. newspapers in India and abroad and is also on the editorial board of several Ayurvedic journals. Pune University and Principal of Ashtanga Ayurveda College in Pune. .R O M ' S like Dhanvantari Ayurvedic Massage and Marma Therapy have been whole-heartedly wel- comed and highly appreciated. C h i e f Medical Consultant Atreya Rugnalaya and Research Center. USA. Polish. Austria. he has visited and conducted hundreds of Ayurveda courses for medical practitioners in Europe. He has been a post-graduate teacher and examiner since 1983. He is in charge of the new Ayurveda courses that have been started at Barcelona. He has worked as Professor and Head of the Department of Ayurveda. Ranade is the Chairman of the International Academy of Ayurveda in Pune. Podar Government Ayurvedic College in Mumbai with distinction in Ayurvedic surgery and did his post- graduate study from Tilak Ayurved College. the SEVA Academy in Munich. Hindi. He is also Chairman of the Ayurveda International Diffusing Association. He is an expert in Ayurvedic surgery. He has had the honor of being visiting Professor to many Ayurvedic Institutes in the United States. and Director of Amrut Aushadhi which manufactures numerous Ayurvedic herbal products. He has written numerous articles published in various magazines. which offers Ayurveda courses as well as Pancha Karma and Rejuvenative treatments for foreigners and Indians in Pune and Goa. At present Dr. Savona. Ateneo Veda Vyasa. Ashtang Ayurved College. Dr. Pancha Karma and Rasayana (rejuvenation therapy). Lele has a vast clinical experience as Medical Director of Janaki Clinic and Panchakarma Health club. Dr. Malayalam. Italy and the Foundation for Health. Lele has a broad professional experience having served as principal of Maharashtra Arogya Mandal's College of Ayurveda. Professor Ranade has given many television interviews on Ayurveda. Italian and German. Canada and Japan. Warsaw. Since 1981. Vice-President of Savitri Ayurved Pratishthan. which he practices and teaches worldwide. A v i n a s h L e l e Dr. Poland. Spain and Graz. and professor of the Shalya Shalakya (surgery). He has spoken at many international and national seminars on Ayurveda and Yoga. Director of the International Academy of Ayurved.

Biodata and Resources for Ayurveda and Marma Therapy 255 Dr. Ayurvedic acupressure and acupuncture and herbology.com . Italy. marma therapy. David Frawley and Mukunda Stiles. The institute has its own line of a dozen important books on Ayurveda in English by Dr. Austria.ayurveda-int. Netherlands. Bahamas. Pune 411 004 India Telefax: 91-11-212-378532/524427 Website: www. Subhash Ranade. Switzerland. Hans Rhyner. including special clinical instruction. Japan. It features a renowned faculty of Ayurvedic experts from throughout the world including Dr. Marma Therapy. Pune itself is one of the most modern cities in India with a pleasant year round climate and easy airport access from Bombay (Mumbai). Abbas Qutab. making it an important Ayurvedic resource center as well.whose chairman is Dr. International Academy of Ayurveda The International Academy of Ayurveda in Pune. Dr. Lele. Germany and USA. International Academy of Ayurveda Nand Nandan. Special programs are available on the Fundamentals of Ayurveda. India . Dr. making it an ideal place in India to study. Please register at least two months ahead of time to reserve your place. Lele is the author of several books on Ayurveda in both Marathi and English including Panchakarma and Ayurvedic Massage and Secrets of Marma. both basic and ad- vanced. Avinash Lele. Lele Chowk Erandawana. Dr. Pancha Karma.Y. Atreya Rugnalaya. Ayurvedic Massage. Dr. Dr. as well as other educational materials (Ayurvedic C D . He has written many articles on different Ayurvedic subjects pub- lished in various journals in India and the West. M. He is a visiting professor and advisory board member for various institutions. Ranade. It has complete facilities and programs for all levels of training from beginner to advanced.R O M ) and herbal products. Dr. Programs are given July-August and November-January every year in batches of about ten students. Hawaii. Avinash Lele-is one of the fore- most institutions for training foreign students in India. Subhash Ranade and director is Dr. Dr. Ayurvedic Massage. Lele has been traveling and teaching Ayurveda worldwide since 1994 including Singapore. Frawley and others. He has organized various national scientific seminars and workshops on Ayurveda and conducted courses for foreign and Indian students with clinical training in Pancha Karma. Herbology and Clinical Studies. The institute offers practical courses in Ayurveda.