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Second International Ayurveda Congress to be held in London - 1-2 April 2017

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10 January 2017


Ayurveda — The Pursuit of Health, Happiness and Long Life
Through Prevention-Oriented Health Care

Time-Tested, Scientifically Verified Solutions For the Health Problems of Our Time

1 - 2 April 2017, London

All India Ayurvedic Congress, New Delhi; International Academy of Ayurved, Pune; and International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation, The Netherlands extend a warm invitation to all health professionals, Ayurvedic scholars, and researchers from India and around the world to participate at this Second International Ayurveda Congress to be held in London.

Internationally renowned scholars will be keynote speakers at the Congress and will present scientifically verified solutions to showcase the effectiveness of Ayurveda towards fulfilling the human pursuit of health, happiness and long life.

The International Ayurveda Congress offers a prestigious platform for research scholars to present their findings in various fields of Ayurveda. The latest innovative and pioneering work will be presented in this Congress.

Patron of the Congress

Dr Tony Nader
Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR

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.

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.

Presidents of the Congress

Padma Bhushan Vaidya Shri Devendra Triguna, India
President of All India Ayurvedic Congress and a recipient of Government of India's civilian awards 'Padma Shri' and 'Padma Bhushan' for distinguished service of a high order for his contribution in the field of Ayurveda.

Prof. Dr. Subhash Ranade, India
One of the foremost experts on Ayurveda. He is a leading academician and physician in the field of Ayurveda. Chairman of the International Academy of Ayurved, Pune, India.

Dr. med. Rainer Picha, Austria
Senior consultant in cardiology from Austria; Chairman of the International Maharishi Ayurveda Foundation. Former Assistant Director, Department of Cardiology of the State Hospital in Graz, Austria; researcher at Maharishi Vedic University in Vlodrop, Netherlands, since 1996.

Learn more about the Congress speakers and programme.

The Congress

This Congress is one of the largest Ayurveda congresses in Europe, with participation from leading experts from India, Europe and USA.

During the first International Ayurveda Congress, held in the Netherlands on 11th and 12th April 2015, 500 delegates, including 80 Ayurvedic experts from India, participated in the Congress. Following on the success of the 2015 event, they are again expecting an international gathering of over 500 experts in the field.

This conference is the joint effort of three organizations: the International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation, from the Netherlands; the All India Ayurvedic Congress, New Delhi; and the International Academy of Ayurved, Pune.

'Veda is pure knowledge, pure knowledge pertaining to life: AyurVeda, pure knowledge pertaining to life, pure knowledge pertaining to life. Life having two aspects of it: unmanifest and manifest, AyurVeda, the pure knowledge aspect of life connects the unmanifest and manifest value of life, makes the manifest blossom in its full potential.' — Maharishi, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, 29 December 1979

This Congress has its foundation in Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's World Plan for Perfect Health through the principles and practice of Ayurvedic Science. This conference also took inspiration from Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's encouragement of Ayurvedic experts and academicians in India and worldwide to spread the highest quality of Ayurvedic knowledge, practice and products worldwide. Prime Minister Modi's continued support for strengthening and including Ayurveda in the ties of India with other countries has been appreciated by all.

Among the goals of these Congresses is to bring to light Ayurveda as a prevention-oriented perfect health care system for the world, a system that is authentic and reliable. This will strengthen the reputation of India in Europe and the world through the implementation of traditional time-tested Vedic knowledge, products and practice.

Since Ayurveda is prevention-oriented, as well as holistic and curative, it is capable of leading the world towards creating an increasingly disease-free society. It has the potential to make a huge contribution to the health care systems in Europe and the world. Since Ayurveda is cost effective and easy to implement, it is capable of bringing about self-sufficiency in health care in every nation.

A unique feature of this Congress is the integration of consciousness-based ayurvedic modalities and an exploration of the application of mind-body integration techniques.

In addition to Congress plenary and parallel sessions, the schedule will feature:
∙ lectures open to the general public
∙ a trade fair for Ayurvedic and natural healthcare products
∙ a Maharishi Gandharva Veda concert (finest of Indian Classical musicians)
∙ a Thames River evening cruise.

Congress Extension for Indian Vaidyas 4-8 April
For Vaidyas who would like to go deeper into the knowledge, 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. The extension will have a stay at a wonderful countryside Maharishi Peace Palace in Rendlesham and will have more sight-seeing tours as well.

For more information and registration ('Early Bird' savings on Congress fees have been extended until 31 January 2017):


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