Human beings face unprecedented challenges as the next millennium
approaches. We are seeking new ways to meet the demands of modern
life, as its unrelenting flow of information demands our attention.
Although in many ways, we have many advantages and opportunities for
a rich and fulfilling life than ever before, it is clear that we
need to evolve new strategies if we are to survive and thrive as
individuals and as a species. In current context, both western and
eastern culture has adapted to the dramatic changes and itself has
become dynamic, vibrant and have eagerly accepted the changes.
Our enthusiasm and interest for that which is new enables us to
cross-technological and philosophical boundaries that were
unimaginable centuries ago. Yet, this fascination with change has
extracted a toll on society. Many people feel uprooted, lost,
disconnected from the great traditions that have provided guidance
and nourishment to human beings for many years.
Ayurveda is inherently psychological and spiritual as much as it is
a physical system of medicine. Its scope of practice includes both
physical (sharirika) and mental (manasika) diseases. Therefore, we
cannot really understand Ayurveda without looking at its view of the
mind and consciousness. In this short course, an overview we will
try to encourage the student to go deeper into this subject.
Facilitator: Mayuri Patel