Final Good Company Meeting

Important Note: February's meeting--on Monday, 05 Feb at 4pm ET is the final Good Company Meeting. We plan to begin a new offering in May. Kindly subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates about that. What: Good Company Meeting a free meeting. All are welcome....

Theyyam: Carrying the Deity with Pepita Seth


Theyyam is an ancient form of worship found only in northern Kerala in India.  A designated theyyakkaran – "a Theyyam man (or woman)" – calls the formless deity down from heaven and ‘carries’ the deity by providing him – or her - with a body and therefore the ability to interact with their devotees. Pepita Seth has lived with and studied the people and practice of Theyyam for 20 years and shares experiences and wisdom around this with Drs. Ramkumar & Claudia

Animal, Plant and Agricultural Ayurveda


Along with the 8 branches of Ayurveda that apply to humans, we can understand that, depending on the teacher, there are 2 or 3 other branches: one covers agriculture or farming (kṛṣi Ayurveda); one plants & trees (vṛkṣa Ayurveda), and one animals (mṛga or paśu Ayurveda). Sanjeev Kulangara joins Drs. Claudia Welch & Ramkumar and the Vedic Threads community.

Saṅkalpa: the Role of Intent in Medicine and Life


Saṅkalpa translates as, “intention” or, “determination”. Ayurveda physician Dr. Vignesh Devraj ji plans to join Drs. Claudia Welch & Ramkumar and the Vedic Threads community for the first May session to explore the role of saṅkalpa in medicine—from the patient’s experience as well as the doctor’s. This can relate to the way a practitioner and the patient approaches the doctor/patient relationship; the roles of medicine, the doctor, the patient, hope, compliance; what is whose responsibility, and to the outcome itself. Some of these insights are likely to apply to life in general as well as to medicine.

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