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Jyotish Foundation Course for Yogis 

“A child is born on that day and at that hour when the celestial rays are in mathematical harmony with her individual karma.”  Sri Yukteswar 

This Year-long Foundation Course involves deep immersion into the world view that shaped the mind of ancient India. 

You learn the foundational principles of Jyotisha, which unlock the key to a unique psychological understanding of your own life path and of those individuals you want to understand better. You delve into the profound synchronicity between karma, personal psychology, and patterns of cosmic light. You also experience the sustained joie de vivre that comes with regular spiritual practice. Jyotisha in itself is sadhana, and your personal Yoga Sadhana receives support and nourishment from each class. 

Since Jyotish belongs to the Vedic tradition, sharing with yoga the same metaphysical framework and the same vision of moksha (enlightenment), the classes will explore many concepts of yoga philosophy too, though the lens of Jyotish will be our primary focus. You learn the principles of this amazing Vedic science and basic techniques of chart interpretation. From this you gain deeper insight into your own life purpose, receiving fresh momentum towards your spiritual evolution. 

Classes meet via Zoom techology on Thursday evenings at 6 pm Irish time and last about two hours. Thursday is Jupiter’s day. In Sanskrit, Jupiter is Guru, a steadfast light who bequeaths higher knowledge and deepest truth. Six o’clock in the evening is the liminal time when day fades into night—second only to dawn as the ideal time for spiritual practice.  The study of Jyotish is sadhana, spiritual practice. It belongs to svadhyaya, one of the niyamas of Ashtanga Yoga. Learning Jyotish requires commitment to study as well as commitment to practice. To understand Jyotish, you need to learn a lot of new material and maintain a regular yoga practice. The classes  provide the Jyotish content and guidelines for practice, which you do on your own. Meditation and mantra support this study, and you receive guidance in developing these higher practices. Jyotish fosters bhakti or devotion, because both its content and its method are sacred.  

The weekly classes begin towards the end of September, near the autumnal equinox. They break at the usual times according to school holidays, Christmas and Easter. The classes will all be recorded, so if you can’t make a particular evening you won’t miss anything. If you happen to be away, you can always tune in from wherever, just as long as you have the internet! The course will last a full year, finishing up the first week of August (though remember, there’ll be breaks too).  In that way, we see each other for each of the 12 months. The price for the year is €900. In the course, you’ll understand the significance of 12 and 9, fundamental numbers for Jyotish. (Hint: 12 x 9 = 108, the numerical equivalent to Om.)  

To book a place, you need to pay a deposit of €300. The balance is paid in two instalments of €300, due on 15 November 2020 and 15 February 2021. I  intend to keep the group small so we can interact meaningfully in the classes.

With cataclysmic change affecting the entire world, the vision of Jyotish is more pertinent than ever. Its cosmic dimension will give you the perspective and equanimity that flow from higher realms of knowledge. Think about it. If you’re a yogi with an open heart and curious mind, this course is right for you. 

 

Your mind expands so that you: 

 

 

 

  • Understand the metaphysical framework of Yoga and Jyotish 
  • Incorporate the foundational principles of Vedic Astrology into your world view    
  • Can read a South Indian chart, and so see a portrait of the astral body 
  • Realise the depth and complexity of your own chart and unique life purpose   
  • Receive powerful insight into your relationships  
  • Commit naturally to transformative practice of asana, pranayama, meditation and/or chanting

 

Is This the Right Course for Me?

 

This course is not for everyone. 

You should feel aligned with the following:  

  • You have a strong desire to learn Vedic Astrology and the time to commit to study 
  • You want to deepen in your yoga practice and broaden your understanding of its deeper dimension, particularly in the context of Jyotisha and all the Vedic Sciences     
  • You have an established practice of yoga and meditation, or have in the past and want to recommit to that discipline  (Beginners are not suitable for this course, but any authentic style of yoga or level of proficiency is OK) 
  • You are self-motivated and possess disciplined study habits  
  • You love learning, have an open mind, and can memorise well  

 
Logistics for 2020 -2021

Dates:
A calendar for the autumn will be posted later in the summer. Classes will start mid to late September 2020. Classes continue for one year, until early August 2021, with periodical breaks for Christmas, Easter and the usual school holidays. 

Class Format: On-line Classes meet on Thursdays 6 pm to 8 pm Irish Time,
via Zoom techology 

Course Fee:  €900
Deposit to Register: €300
Balance of €600 - To be paid in 2 instalments of €300.
First instalment due 15 November 2020
Second instalment due 15 February 2021 

You will need to purchase a few books, but their cost is minimal. At some point you might want to buy your own software. However, it is possible to do this course without it. I will supply copies of all necessary charts and materials. 

How to Apply?

Email me to request an Application Form.
If this is the right time for you, I'll contact you to offer you a place. You pay the €300 deposit to accept the place and sign a contract for payment of the balance.

“There is no better boat than a horoscope to help one cross over the sea of life.” 

Varahamahira 
(505-587 CE) Indian Philosopher, Astronomer, Mathematician, Astrologer and Sage)

Om Namah Shivaya 



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