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Dr. Robert Svoboda - the Power of Sound
Sat, 20 May 2017, 10:00 – Sun, 21 May 2017, 16:00 BST
Internationally acclaimed author, Dr. Robert Svoboda was the first westerner to be licensed to practise Ayurveda in India. During and after his formal Ayurvedic training he was tutored in Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotish, Tantra and other forms of classical Indian lore by his mentor, the Aghori Vimalananda. This year he joins us in London to talk, not only on Ayurvedic matters, but also on the power of sound, speech and language and how we can use this knowledge to enhance our lives.
Communication began shortly after the dawn of life, and has characterized all forms of existence ever since. All living beings communicate, and though we of today may pride ourselves on our admittedly impressive technological advancement in the speedy transmission and reception of voice, text and images, there is far more to the exchange of information than can be encapsulated in legible words and intelligible sounds. This weekend will explore in theory and in practice how prana expresses itself as sound and speech – nada, shabda, sphota – on multiple levels – vaikhari, madhyama, pashyanti, para – and how we can enliven these within us as manifestations of Vāc, the Goddess of Language.