Main Speakers and Themes: Michael Dillbeck, PhD, USA Consciousness and Collective Health: The Vedic Perspective and Research Findings Padma Shri Rajesh Kotecha, India Research Professor and Trustee, Maharishi University of Management Padma Award winner (medicine) 2015 - The honor of Padma Shri has been conferred on him by the Govt. of India for his exceptional services for upholding the essence and values of Ayurveda. Ashtavaidya Divakaran Mooss, India Ashtavaidya Tradition of Kerala Ayurveda Prof. M S Baghel, M.D. (Ayu), Ph.D. Kayachikitsa Role of Rasayana Therapy in present day medical scenario Chairman and Chief Physician at Ashtavaidyan Thaikkattu Mooss, Aatma Ayurvedic Hospital, Thrissur,Kerala,India, Chief Consulting Physician at Keraleeya Ayurveda samajam Shoranur, and at PNNM Ayurveda Medicial College. John Fagan, Ph.D. Cornell Univ., USA Regulating Genes for Stress Response, Inflammation and Tumor Suppression through Transcendental Meditation International Director for Food Purity, Safety and Security, Professor of Molecular Biology, Maharishi University of Management, USA. Exec. Dir. Earth Open Source, USA & EU. Ashtavaidyan A N Narayanan Nambi MD(Ay), India Kerala Speciality Therapies in Global Health Dr. Nambi is one of the leading figures in Ayurveda, a star orator, teacher, clinician and researcher. Available all over the world, he represents the rich ancestry of Ashtavaidyas – the greatest traditional medical families in India having centuries old lineage. Robert H. Schneider, M.D., F.A.C.C., USA Total Mental Health: A Model for Vedic Psychiatry based on principles of Maharishi Ayurveda Physician, scientist, educator, and one of the world’s leading authorities on scientific, natural approaches for heart disease, high blood pressure, stress and other cardiovascular risk factors. Dr. Keith Wallace, USA Masters Degree Program in Maharishi AyurVeda and Integrative Medicine Founding President, Trustee, Maharishi University of Management, Co-Dean College of Perfect Health, Professor and Chairman, Department of Physiology and Health, and author of three books. Dr. Candace Badgett, USA Ayurvedic Principles in Western Healthcare Trends Founder / Vice President The Raj Ayurveda Health Center & Spa, Fairfield, IA, USA. President of the Global Health Foundation for Women. International Trustee of the Global Women‘s Organization for Total Knowledge. Dr. phil. Karin Pirc, Germany Treating 20.000 Patients with Panchakarma Vice Chancellor Gujarat Ayurveda University Ayurvedic Approach to Anxiety Disorder Chairman, Ayurveda Chair at University of Debrecen, Hun gary; former Director at Gujarat Ayurveda University, India. 32 years of professional experience, 120 published papers. Lothar Pirc, Germany Running a Panchakarma Clinic successfully Founder and CEO, Maharishi AyurVeda Health Centre Bad Ems, Germany; international consultant for establishing Ayurveda clinics; Secretary General of EURAMA, European Ayurveda Medical Association. Dr. med. Christian Kessler, M.A., Germany First Results of the Charaka-Trial on Osteoarthritis of the Knee Research Coordinator, Immanuel Hospital Berlin and Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany. Dato Dr. Lim Siow Jin, Malaysia Herbalization One of the foremost Herbal Entrepreneur cultivating organic Ganoderma Lucidium (The King of Herbs). Has set up a distribution network for herbs across the globe and travels worldwide promoting health and healing through herbs. Stuart Rothenberg, MD, FAAFP Digestion as Key to Systemic Wellness National Medical Director, Maharishi Ayurveda Association of America. He pioneered the introduction of Maharishi Ayur veda in the USA, co-founded the original MAV clinics, and has directed post-graduate training programs for the past 30 years. Nancy Lonsdorf, MD, USA Chronotherapeutics—What’s Time Got to Do with It? A Novel Behavioral Blueprint for Transforming Societal Health Associate Clinical Professor of Physiology and Health at the Maharishi University of Management. Dr. Donn Brennan MB BCh BAO, MRCGP, MScAyu, MSCI Maharishi Ayurveda and Patient Centred Care Medical Director Maharishi AyurVeda Health Centre Bad Ems. Honoured with “Global Hakim Ajmal Khan Award” as “Best Ayurvedic Physician 2006” and the “International Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2013, author of eight books on Ayurveda. Founding President of the Ayurveda Practitioners Association in the UK. He is the Medical Director of the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre, Skelmersdale, UK. Prof. Dr. H.P.T. Ammon, Germany Salai Guggal - an Ayurvedic Remedy prevents Development Insulitis in Animal Models with Autoimmune Diabetes Dr. med. Wolfgang Schachinger, Austria The value of HRV (Heart Rate Variability) in measuring the effects of ayurvedic interventions Professorship in pharmacology for natural scientists, pharmaceutical institute at the University of Tübingen. President European Ayurveda Medical Association (EURAMA), Board German Ayurveda Association, Medical Director Maharishi AyurVeda Health Centre, Ried, Austria Dr. med. Ulrich Bauhofer, Germany Time-Tested, Scientifically Verified Solutions for the Health Problems of our Time Dr. phil. Malte Hozzel, Germany Miraculous Aromatherapy – Examples of Research and Healing Experiences with Essentia Oils Bestselling author, meditation trainer and popular speaker. He is one of the leading experts in the area of health, stress and energy management. Founder of AYUS GmbH – Oshadhi GmbH / Germany – Ayus Tunisia, Founder of Orto de Prouvènço, Aromatherapy training Center High Provence, France. Dr. Sanjay Modi LCEH, D.Sc, India Parallels between the Ayurvedic and Homeopathic approach to treatment of diseases Dr. Sunanda Ranade, India Concept of Beauty in Ayurveda Dr. Modi is lecturer and honorary at Smt. C.M.P. Homoeopathic medical college, Mumbai and has over 30 years of experience in practicing classical homeopathy. Ayurvedic gynaecologist and nutritionist. Since the past 40 years she is the director of International Academy of Ayurveda, Pune, India and is working in the field of Ayurveda and Yoga. Congress-Extension for Vaidyas April 14–18 Congress Venue For Vaidyas who would like to go deeper into the knowledge of Ayurveda, this extension is offered with seminars on the different modalities of Maharishi AyurVeda including pulse diagnosis, aroma therapy and instruction in the Transcendental Meditation technique. Introduction to Maharishi AyurVeda Pulse Diagnosis (Nadi Vigyan) Learning to detect balance and imbalance in the body by feeling the pulse, and to correct imbalances before disease arises, through adjustments in diet and daily routine. This course will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to pulse diagnosis including theoretical and practical aspects. TheaterHotel De Oranjerie, Roermond, The Netherlands 2014 Award for best Conference Location in Southern Holland The Venue of the Congress is a 4-star hotel with a 800-seat conference facility. It is located in the central part of the city of Roermond. www.theaterhotelroermond.nl Sightseeing on Monday, April 13 Canal Cruise Amsterdam Introduction to Maharishi Aroma Therapy An Amsterdam Canal Cruise is a must do when visiting the great Dutch city and is one of the best ways to see Amsterdam. From the comfort of a glass-topped boat you will cruise the canals of Amsterdam and will enjoy a guided Amsterdam city tour showcasing wonderful monuments of the city. During this course you will receive detailed knowledge about essential oils, their properties and applications. You will experience the powerful effects of the pure, certified organic and wild harvested VedAroma essential oils. These essential oils are balancing and normalizing in their effects; they enliven body’s own self-healing mechanism and restore life, health, and wholeness in body, mind and soul. Keukenhof tulip gardens Enjoy a wonderful visit to the world famous Tulip Flower Gardens. The Keukenhof flower shows offer a unique experience. As many as 500 growers present their prize blooms for leading flower arrangers to use in their unique shows. Concert on Saturday, April 11, 8pm – Best of India Enjoy the finest of Indian Classical Music from three of the most prominent young artists of India. They have received their training since early childhood from the great maestros of India. Transcendental Meditation® programme Ankita Joshi – disciple of legendary Padma Vibhushan Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj, There will also be an optional possibility for all participants to learn Transcendental Meditation (TM): a simple, natural, effortless technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. The daily practise of the TM technique is of great help for any health professional as it broadens the mind and promotes deeper insight in the mechanics of nature. Supporting Organizations Maharishi AyurVeda Products Europe BV Nirali Kartik – disciple of acclaimed vocalist Shree Vikas Parikh, Ragini Shankar – disciple and granddaughter of Padma Bhushan legendary violinist Dr. Mrs. N. Rajam and daughter of renowned violinist Dr. Sangeeta Shankar. Prices and Registration For Vaidyas: Special package for Vaidyas living in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan only (April 10 – 14): EUR 240. (Congress fee including instruction in the Transcendental Meditation technique, double room accommodation at MERU, meals, sightseeing tour) For Medical Doctors, Health Practitioners and Congress participants from all other countries: Congress fee, incl. sightseeing, without accommodation or meals, April 11–13: EUR 310 Congress fee, without sightseeing, without accommodation or meals, April 11–12: EUR 250 Medical Student registration Conference: 11 – 13 April 2015: €150 (including sightseeing without accommodation or meals) Conference: 11 – 12 April 2015: €90 (without sightseeing, accommodation or meals) Total package for Congress plus extension (April 10 – 18) for Vaidyas living in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan only, including room and board at MERU: EUR 440 Congress accommodation for all others is available at the TheaterHotel De Oranjerie (Tel.: +31-(0)475 391491, email: [email protected]). There is a special discounted rate for congress participants of e.g.: for a comfort single room EUR 101 per night, and for a double room EUR 114.50, including breakfast. Please mention your congress participation at the time of booking. There are other hotels also within walking distance. Please see our website. More Information and Registration: www.internationalayurvedacongress.com Host: Maharishi European Research University Vlodrop, The Netherlands www.meru-mvu.org Organizers: All India Ayurvedic Congress (AIAC) New Delhi, India www.ayurvediccongress.com International Academy International Maharishi of Ayurveda (IAA) AyurVeda Foundation (IMAVF) Pune, India Vlodrop, The Netherlands www.ayurved-int.com www.imavf.org More Information and Registration: www.internationalayurvedacongress.com Scientific Research Presentations “It needed a scientific age for the world to appreciate the full dignity of AyurVeda as the holistic system of perfect health” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Research in AyurVeda is expanding rapidly, and is elucidating the effectiveness and power of its many modalities to not only prevent and treat disease, but also to culture optimal health and well-being for all. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi with leading Vaidyas, 1985 Patron of the Congress Welcome to the International AyurVeda Congress! Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Contribution to the Rise of AyurVeda in the World This congress will illuminate the time-tested knowledge of AyurVeda with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi brought to light the unified connectedness of Veda and Ayurveda. Maharishi explained that Veda is unified wholeness of life, the unmanifest field of pure consciousness in which all the laws of nature, the expressions of knowledge, are structured. It is at the basis of everything and is the essence of all life in a unified wholeness. It is equated to the Unified Field of all the laws of nature as glimpsed by the quantum field theories of modern physics. up-to-date insights from modern science. Breakthrough research uncovering the intimate link between consciousness and physiology will be presented— locating the inner healing intelligence of the human physiology. Tony Nader, MD, PhD Received his M.D. degree from the American University of Beirut. His Ph.D. is in the area of Brain and Cognitive Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and he completed post-doctoral work as a Clinical and Research Fellow in Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Nader has written two ground-breaking books: Human Physiology: Expression of Veda and the Vedic Literature and Ramayan in Human Physiology. In his latest book Dr. Nader’s scientific analysis finds the ancient epic of the Ramayan (from the Itihas aspect of the Vedic Literature) to be a precise scientific description of how our body functions and evolves. His interest in natural health care led him, while at MIT, to conduct research on Maharishi AyurVeda herbal and mineral preparations, investigating their safety, effects on memory and behaviour, and their ability to prevent ageing and disease. Leading Ayurvedic practitioners and researchers from around the world will come together to showcase scientifically verified solutions to today’s problems in the fields of individual and public health. Vaidyas and health professionals engaged in Ayurvedic research will present their findings. All health professionals wishing to expand the scope and effectiveness of their medical practice are invited to attend. In addition, policymakers and administrators in the field of health are invited to join the congress to gain insights to improve health care and reduce costs. This congress is part of a joint effort to bring to light a perfect health care system that is • Holistic, authentic and reliable • Prevention oriented • Capable of leading the world towards creating an increasingly disease free society • Cost effective, easy to implement and universally applicable • Capable of creating collective health in society • Capable of bringing self-sufficiency in health care to every nation Presidents of the Congress Padmabhushan Vaidya Devendra Triguna President, All India Ayurvedic Congress Vaidya Triguna is a recipient of “Padam Shree” & “Padambhushan” award for his contribution to Ayurveda. He is President of numerous central councils in India and Hon. Physician to the President of India. Prof. Dr. Subhash Ranade Chairman, International Academy of Ayurveda Prof. Dr. Subhash Ranade is the author of 145 books published on Ayurveda and Yoga. At present he is Chairman, International Academy of Ayurveda, Pune. He was Prof. and Head of Dept. of Ayurveda, Pune University. Dr. Rainer Picha Chairman, Int. Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation Rainer Picha, MD, is a senior consultant in cardiology. Since 1996 he has been a full-time researcher at Maharishi Vedic University in Vlodrop, The Netherlands and is now overseeing all activities of Maharishi AyurVeda worldwide. Besides the patron and the presidents, renowned Ayurvedic and western physicians will be speaking at the congress. Schedule April 8–10: Basic Training Seminar in Maharishi AyurVeda Friday, April 10: 7.30 – 9.00 pm: Congress Registration Saturday, April 11: 9.00 am: Congress Opening Ceremony, Keynote Addresses and Presentations 5.00 pm: Closing 6.00 pm: Dinner 8.00 pm: Concert - Best of India Sunday, April 12: 9.00 am: Keynote Addresses and Presentations 5.00 pm: Closing 6.00 pm: Dinner Monday, April 13: 9.00 am: Sightseeing Tulip Gardens and Amsterdam April 14–18: Congress Extension for Vaidyas Nadi Vigyan, Aroma therapy, TM For details please visit: www.internationalayurvedacongress.com Ayurveda, being one of the Upa-Vedas, is the Vedic cognition of a complete science of wholeness of life emerging from the field of Veda. It branches out from Veda as the knowledge of the laws of nature that govern the wholeness of life in alliance with Natural Law, capable of bestowing perfect health to individual and society. Health in Ayurveda is described as the complete balance of individual life with cosmic life; balance in every level of physiology; perfect balance of all Doshas, Agnis, Dhatus, Malakriya; and bliss of senses, mind, and Atma. Atma is widely described in many expressions in the ancient texts of Ayurveda, as in the following two verses. sufficient programme of health care based on the principles of Ayurveda. Atma is unmanifest, knower of all creation, eternal, universal, and indestructable. – Charaka Sharira Sthanam, 1, 61 Maharishi AyurVeda programmes include education and training of Vaidyas, medical doctors, and society in general in the holistic principles of Ayurveda. It also includes practical Ayurvedic Atma is light of absolute bliss consciousness, eternal, non-attached and without attributes. Upon contact with Prakriti, manifest creation arises. – Bhava Prakash, Purva Kanda, 2.3 Maharishi brought to the world from the ancient Shankaracharya tradition an authentic and scientifically-validated technique of meditation, known as Transcendental Meditation, that is simple, easy, effortless, and natural. It brings human awareness to the experience of this unified level of life in a very natural way. Starting in 1979 Maharishi promoted Ayurveda throughout the world as a holistic, scientific system of natural health care for the prevention and cure of diseases, the preservation of health, and the promotion of longevity. Along with leading Vaidyas of India, the likes of Ayurved Martand – Padmavibhushan Brihaspati Dev Triguna, Vaidya Vasudev M. Dwivedi, Vaidya Balraj Maharishi, he developed a World Plan for Perfect Health, which is a comprehensive and universally applicable, economically self- International Course of Medical Doctors on Maharishi AyurVeda, New Delhi, 1987 natural measures like Pancha Karma and Rasayanas to remove imbalances and to enliven the body’s inner intelligence. Maharishi’s programme provides a Vedic technology to realize the Vedic theme of creating a disease-free society as expressed in the verse: May everyone be happy. May everyone be healthy. Maharishi promoted profound Ayurvedic approaches to educate and guide society to spontaneously behave in a health-promoting manner. Maharishi AyurVeda Health Centres Around the World Germany Switzerland USA Japan www.ved-nasu.com www.the raj.com Padmabhushan Vaidya Devendra Triguna, India Ayurveda for Global Health President of All India Ayurvedic Congress a recipient of “Padma Shree” & “Padma Bhushan” award for his contribution to Ayurveda. Dr. med. Rainer Picha, Austria Maharishi AyurVeda - using the full value of the Veda One of the foremost experts on Ayurveda. He is leading academician and physician in the field of Ayurveda. Chairman National Academy of Ayurveda, Pune, India. Seminar for Health Professionals Before the Congress: Basic Training Seminar in Maharishi AyurVeda April 8–10: This basic seminar is for all health professionals who want to expand the scope and effectiveness of their health care practice. Course participants will develop practical skills for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of common diseases that can be immediately applied in their clinical practice. They will also learn personalized self-care programs to increase job satisfaction and general well being in their own personal lives. All participants will receive an extensive printed syllabus, including valuable protocols for addressing many common chronic conditions. This introductory course is the first phase of a planned thorough and extensive training program to become an expert in Maharishi AyurVeda. www.internationalayurvedacongress.com www.ayurveda-seelisberg.ch Dr. Nader received his M.D. degree from the American University of Beirut. His Ph.D. is in the area of Brain and Cognitive Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and he completed post-doctoral work as a Clinical and Research Fellow in Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Ayurvedic principles and practices are Natural Law-based, scientific and life-supporting; the research in AyurVeda and its application is aimed at long-lasting and far-reaching health care benefits for humanity. Registration: www.ayurveda-germany.com Wholeness in Health Rainer Picha, MD, is a senior consultant in cardiology from Austria. In 1996 he shifted his focus from a full-time position as Assistant Director at the Department of Cardiology of the State Hospital in Graz, Austria, to become a researcher at Maharishi Vedic University in Vlodrop. € 280 (including meals) Maharishi AyurVeda Health Centre in Nasu Tony Nader, MD, PhD The International AyurVeda Congress offers a platform for research scholars to present their findings in various fields of AyurVeda. The latest innovative and pioneering work will be showcased in this congress. Fee Basic Training Seminar: Maharishi AyurVeda Health Maharishi AyurVeda Health The Raj – Authentic Centre Bad Ems AyurVeda Health Spa Centre Seelisberg Main Speakers and Themes: For more information please email: [email protected] Prof. Dr. Subhash Ranade, India Lifestyle Diseases and their Solutions in Ayurveda and Yoga John Hagelin (Ph.D. Harvard), USA Ayurvedic Medicine is Unified Field Based Medicine Renowned quantum physicist, Director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy at MUM, and President of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace. Dr. med. Walter Mölk, Austria Is Consciousness the Key Factor for Evidence-based and Integrative Medicine? Director International College of Perfect Health, The Netherlands; founder Austrian Society of AyurVedic Medicine (1986). Dr. Bevan Morris, USA Maharishi Mahesh Yogi‘s historic Contribution to the Revival of AyurVeda President of Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, USA. Anand Shrivastava, India Mainstreaming Ayurveda – Mastering Production and Regulatory Challenges Chairman ‘Maharishi Ayurveda Products’ is engaged in Maharishi´s envisioned Mission of Re-enlivening Ayurveda by Synergizing with Modern Science, Quality Management Systems & Technologies. Prof. Bhushan Patwardhan, India From OM to Genom Professor & Director at Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, University of Pune; Editor-in-Chief at Journal of Ayurveda & Integrative Medicine; Honorary Director at International Longevity Center, India. Vaidyaraj Sunil B. Patil, India Medical Management of Surgical Indications – an Ayurvedic Approach Founder and president of Vanoushadhi Vidhyapeeth, Kolhapur, India. Editor of Vanoushadhi Magazine and author of eight books on Ayurveda. Received numerous national and international awards. Dr. Narendra S. Bhatt, M.D.Ayu.; B.Sc. (Botany), India Validating Ayurvedic Therapeutics: Challenges and Solutions Dr. Bhatt has 40 years of teaching, clinical, research and pharmaceutical experience. Recipient of four national awards, one international award. He is fourth generation Ayurvedic physician.
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