Ashwin Kumar | Ancient Himalayan Tradition
August 24-29, 2021
The purpose of this program excursion is to be introduced to the Ancient Himalayan Tradition of Seclusion (Tapasya), Silence (Mauna), & Profound Meditations (Dhyana/Vipassana). We will use the Vedic sciences with a focus to: Introduction to the Rig Veda and Understanding & Healing The Mind. We will dedicate at least half the time to silence and meditation time. We will review the basics of nutrition and digestion as per Ayurveda (one of the sciences of the Vedic Tradition) during one of our two daily group discussions.
Once again, the purpose of quiet reflections is to disconnect from the rush and responsibilities of everyday life (including technology and silence) and practice your inner exploration/self-enquiry. It is a spiritual reflection to “Self”-learn and to learn about the Vedic Tradition/Sciences and its many branches, including meditation, yoga, pranayama, astrology, vastu, tantra.
There will be pre-scheduled time for social activities, however these activities are secondary and will be only a few hours (approx. 3-4 hours). Overall, we will respect the primary purpose of the retreat, please assist us in this and respect each other’s efforts to be profound and life changing.
The following is an example agenda and activities:
6:30am – 8:30am Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation
8:30am – 9:30am Breakfast and Break (Silent)
9:30am to 11am – Group Discussion (Satsang)
11am to 12pm – Silent and Individual Time for practicing meditation / contemplation
12pm – 1pm – Lunch and Break (Silent)
1pm – 2pm – Group Discussion (Satsang)
2pm – 3pm – Group meditation (Silent)
3pm – 6pm – Group outing (optional) (Social ok) (Hiking or sightseeing)
6pm – 7pm – Dinner and Break (Silent)
7pm – 8:30pm – Group activity such as Kirtan, Soundbath, or Satsang
8:30pm to 10pm – Silent and Individual Time
The above agenda is subject to change and serves as an example only.
Vaidya (Dr.) Ashwin is an Ayurvedic physician, and consultant of applied Vedic sciences with over two decades of experience. He regularly presents, teaches, and consults domestically and internationally to individuals and their families, families of influence, business and civic leaders on understanding and achieving their personal and professional best as well as resolving their complex health and wellness challenges. Ashwin specializes in women’s and family health, Nadi Pariksha or pulse diagnosis, and marma therapy (accupressure or energy points). Nadi Pariksha is an ancient Ayurvedic technique of diagnosis through the pulse. It can accurately diagnose physical, mental and emotional imbalances as well as the diseases and disorders. It is a non- invasive science that enables to reach the root cause of health issues and not just address the symptoms. Marma therapy deeply affect the body, mind and spirit and facilitate the complete healing by tapping into prana (body’s vital life force) and infusing it into the body’s deficient or unbalanced area. It is also a therapeutic and diagnostic tool and can be used on yourself and others to relieve pain, stimulate immunity, detoxify, balance emotions, and enhance awareness and more. Ashwin utilizes Ayurveda and Vedic sciences to enable each person to understand their personal purpose in life, restore their health and wellness, increase their wealth and self awareness. His approach is simple in that every individual has the divine right to attain happiness through the four aims of life: purpose, health, wealth, and awareness. Ashwin utilizes Ayurveda and panchakarma as well as other Vedic sciences, including Ayurveda, Jyotish, Vastu (home/office subtle energy flow & design), Yoga, Pranayam, Marma (accupressure), Yoga therapy, and modern science principles that empowers the individual. Ashwin is classically trained in Ayurveda and Vedic sciences in India and United States; and is third generation in his family lineage and his teachers in India are from one of the oldest families practicing ayurveda under the Guru-shisha, Guruparambara, (teacher/disciple), dating back several millenniums in India. In addition, he has studied both business and modern medicine.