We know that this time during your retreat is an introspective one, a chance to reflect on oneself and your purpose and direction in life. Jyotish or Vedic Astrology is an ancient artform, one that surpasses traditional Western Astrology in its ability to dive deeper into the hidden meaning of one’s life. Our two experts have studied the vedic art for nearly 20 years. They will be able to give you a more contemporary view through a western eye that will be able to relate to your life in a modern world.
Jyotish – Vedic Astrology
This ancient science of the heavens was revealed by the Rishis of India thousands of years ago, and has been passed down in the traditional format from master to disciple in an unbroken lineage. In the traditional spiritual culture of India, Jyotish is known as the ‘Eye of the Vedas,’ illuminating and clarifying our path in this incarnation.
Jyotish can be used to help understand our place in the universe and give guidance on from where we have come and where we are going. A Jyotish reading includes an overview of your birth chart, as well as the strengths and challenges faced in life from the perspective of the heavens. Specific questions and areas of life can be addressed, along with the recommendation of Vedic remedies such as rituals, mantras, and gemstones.
Possible focuses include:
- Health and direction in life
- Spiritual growth, the pursuit of happiness
Eric Rosenbush, LAc. practices classical Tibetan, Chinese, Ayurvedic medicine, and Jyotish. He is based out of the GunaNatha clinic in California. As an instructor with the International Academy of Traditional Tibetan Medicine, he teaches Tibetan Medicine and and other subjects internationally. He has focused his study on the classical texts and languages of Tibet, India, and China, and their living traditions of clinical practice. Eric studied Tibetan Medicine with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang and other Tibetan doctors in the US and Asia, and is the co-founder and educational director of the Sorig Institute of Tibetan Medicine in California. He is also a licensed acupuncturist, receiving a master’s degree in Chinese medicine from ACTCM in San Francisco, with further studies and clinical training in classical Chinese herbal medicine and diagnostics. Studies in Indian sciences include advanced Ayurvedic textual and clinical training with Punarvasu Prabodhini in Pune, India, and Jyotisha (Vedic astro-sciences) with Pt. Sanjay Rath in India.
Prashanti’s clinical forte/specialty is his ability to use many of the ‘Vedic sciences,’ from Ayurveda to Vedic Astrology to Yoga to Vastu Shastra to Advaita, to analyze, diagnose, treat and empower his clients. This powerful ‘confluence of factors’ is comparable to having a session with ten different wellness guides all at once. After earning many degrees from the University of Michigan in the fields of Math, Engineering, Biophysics and Emergency Medicine, and studying numerous adjunct healing modalities in Ann Arbor, Prashanti moved to India in 1990 to study Advaita and the Vedic Sciences including Ayurveda, Vastu shastra, Yoga, Jyotish, etc.
On his travels, he experienced the very good fortune of a decade of sitting at the feet of epic paragons like Sri H.W.L. Poonja, Annamalai Swami, Lakshman Swami, the Dalai Lama, Urgen Tulku, Jamgong Kontrul Rinpoche, Hart de Fouw, Kaviraj Vaidya Nanakchand Sharma, as well a dozens of eminent Yogis, Priests, Scientists and many truly empowered Grand Mothers. Traveling all over India training as a Yogi, Clinician and an Ethnopharmacologist he settled in Lucknow, North India, where he started to treat hundreds of locals and foreigners that came to him with a vast number of health issues.
To ensure high quality formulas for his clients he started an Ayurvedic herb company in 1993 in North India where he grew, wild-crafted and processed the herbs by hand. As the reputation for these herbs grew worldwide, a beautiful team/Vision called ‘Organic India’ emerged to serve the demand in a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable way. Besides being a Founder of Organic India, he also is a trustee on other projects, like the Dunagiri Foundation Trust, instilling sustainable herbal wild-crafting amongst thousands of tribals in central India and also in the fragile ecosystems of the High Himalyas.
He constantly is editing and writing articles for numerous magazines and his own books; he is teaching classes on herbs and Ayurvedic Medicine around the world from the Mayo Clinic to Children in local schools, and has creating a full Ayurvedic clinic, an excellent Yoga-Ayurveda-Indological Library, an Apothecary, and Medicine making center in San Francisco as well as the ‘Kailash Vedic Guild’ in Prague.
The Samata Goa Wellness team, including Eric, Tess, Brent, etc, is quite an incredible crew and Prashanti is very honored to add his skills and experience to this formidable collection of compassionate and accomplished adepts!