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International Conference on
“Yoga , Cow and Rural reconstruction”
scientific research perspectives
Venue: Prashánti Kutiram
December 28-30, 2008
Organised by
Vishwa Mangala Go Grama Yatra Samiti
Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (VYASA)
Govigyan Anusandhana Kendra, Nagpur


PRASHÁNTI KUTIRAM (Abode of tranquility) 32 kms from Bangalore, the residential campus of VYASA is a spacious campus of about 50 acres set amidst natural beauty and serene atmosphere. In this campus nearly 1000 people can have boarding and lodging facilities. Bangalore, the garden city of India is known the world over as the Silicon Valley of India. As the fastest growing city of the world, with many educational, technical and spiritual institutions of highest repute. Bangalore is endowed with a salubrious climate and has a population of around eight million. During December the weather is very pleasant and the temp. varies from 15o to 20oC

1. Yoga Therapy Camp (December 12 to 26, 2008)
This is meant for patients with different ailments. Eight tracks of yoga therapy introduce the latest updated techniques of Integrated Approach of Yoga Therapy under the expert guidance of Dr R Nagarathna MD, FRCP. (5.00 am to 7.20 am; 10.30 am to 1.00 pm; 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm and 8.30 pm-10.00 pm). Venue: Árogyadháma

2. Spiritual Retreat (December 21-27)
Prof NVC Swamy, Dr Ramachandra Bhat, Dr H R Nagendra and Sri N V Raghuram will introduce the frontier areas of Science and the Wisdom of Upanishads in this retreat (5 am to 10.00 pm).

Inauguration of Pre-conference programs
December 12, 2008, 10.00 am
Valedictory : December 26, 2008, 4.30 pm

MAIN CONFERENCE (Dec 28th to 30, 2008)
International Conference on “ Yoga , Cow and Rural reconstruction”
Inauguration of Conference programs
December 28, 2008, 4.30 pm
Valedictory : December 30, 2008, 4.30 pm

CONFERENCE PROGRAMS (December 28 to December 30, 2008)

MORNING SESSIONS 5 to 7.00 am (Total 15 tracks)
1. General Yoga Classes
2. Advanced Ásanas
3. Yoga therapy (9 Tracks on 9 different ailments)
4. Advanced Techniques (3 Tracks: ÁVARTAN, PET, MSRT,)
5. Gopujan and Go Seva in Goshala
Maitri Milan - Dec 28, 29 and 30 – 8.00 to 8.45 am

1. KEY NOTE SESSIONS (9 am to 9.45 am - Dec 29 and 30
2. INVITED TALKS ( 9.45 TO 11.00 am) Dec 29 and 30
4. POSTER PRESENTATIONS (2.00 to 3.20 pm) on Dec 29 and 30
5. PANEL DISCUSSIONS (3.30 to 5.00 pm. Dec 29
6 SATSAÑGAS ( 6.30 to 7.30 pm) Dec 28, 29 and 30,
7. COW- BASED PARANORMAL/ SHOWS : (6.00 to 7.30 pm
Dec 28 and 29) ,
8. COW-BASED YAJNAS (Resonating with Cosmic Forces): (6.00 to 7.30 pm) Dec 28, 29
9. YOGA NIGHTS (8.00 to 9.45 pm) Dec 28-29

Multi-track Special Sessions
Three tracks run simultaneously between 11.30 am to 1.00 pm on December 29 and 30

Each session consists of 5 Paper presentations in different fields of specialty. The themes of different tracks are:
1A : Cow-Dung
Traditional usefulness of Cow dung in Agriculture as a manure; Special developments used as spiritual farming, bio-gas production and use fo slurry for better yield, wormi culture, etc will be the topics on which the researchers will present their work and research findings.
1B : Cow Urine
Gomütra and its extensive applications for preparation of different medicines starting from Arka will be the main topic of these sessions.
1C : Cow Milk
Differences between different varieties of cows and the key differences in milk produced by our Desi talis and foreign breeds bringing out the qualitative dimensions of cow milk will be discussed
1D Cow and buttermilk
difference between butter milks and curds in producing different effect on human physiology would be thrown open for discussion.
1E. Cow butter and ghee
is there fundamental difference in consumsion of butter and ghee – difference between Indian cows and foreign breed cows.

Track - II : COW AND Health
2A : Physical Health
Anxieties and stresses lead to most modern common ailments manifesting in the body as organic disorders. Cow products could be used to reduce tensions and for dealing with diseases effectively in combination with Yoga techniques.
2B : Mental Health
Psychiatric cases are increasingly getting treated by yoga techniques. Depression, attention, deficit disorders and even schizophrenia are being tackled by the integrated approach with success. Effectiveness of Cow-based products and possible mechanisms of action will be discussed.
2C : Social and Spiritual Health
Prisoners, remand home inmates, blind, mentally challenged etc could be rehabilitated effectively by a judicial combination of Cow-related lifestyle and yoga techniques. This way of life erases the deficits and helps to manifest the divinity and promotes spiritual health effectively,

3A : Cow as a self sustaining entity
Cow is useful when it is giving mik, but seizes to be of use after that. Recent researches have shown that it could still generate enough finances for the farmers through Gomütra and cow dung. This track delineates this dimension.
3B : Cow as a means of generating more finances
Go-ádhárita Krshi (Agriculture) can generate finances though its muscle power and its products. Researches done in this field will be presented in this track.
Organic and Spiritual farming tools using Cow urine and cow-dung is getting more popular due to its cost-effectivebnness and increasing yields and soil enrichment

TRACK IV COW and Miscellaneous applications
4A. Cow and Culture
Cow as a symbol of our culture in festivals, important events as Grhapravesham, Yajnas, etc will be brought out in this track The meaning and the secret behind them will be presented in this track.
4B. Cow and Technology
Energy generation, possible replacement of Tractors by Bullocks, Water lifting equipment, etc will all come in this track
4C. Cow and other dimensions of applications
Dance, Drama, Sports, and all such applications will be the topics of presentations in this track. Holistic Approach of the science associated with Cow research could create new insights and offer basis for the right growth in these areas.
Yoga Exhibition of cow breeds and its usefulness
Holistic vision associated with Cow Science and Yoga, a perspective of published yoga research, Cow Breeds – Indian and Foreign, list of institutions and Goshalas, etc will feature this unique exhibition.

Apart from sale of books, publications, audio and video cassettes, different Cow-related institutions will display their products and will be available for sales, courses conducted by them. Special equipment used in relation to cow will also be on display.

Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Raghaveshwara Bharati Maha Swamiji,
Swami Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Ramachandrapura Matt, Shimoga
Dr Pranava Pandyá, Chancellor, Dev Samskrti Vishvavidyalaya, Haridwar.
Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Coimbatore.
Pujya Veerendra Heggade, Dharmasthala
Swami Jayendrapuri, Rajarajeshwari Trust, Bangalore
Swami Ramdev, Patanjali Yoga Peeth, Haridwar.
Sri Sri Ravishankar, Founder, Art of Living, Bangalore.
Mananiya Suresh Joshi
Sri Mashelkerji
Mananiya Seetaram Kedilaya
Dr Hitesh Jani, Ahmedabad
Sri Sunil Mansighka, Nagapur
Dr D Nagaraja, Director & Vice-chancellor, NIMHANS, Bangalore.
Dr Thomas Kalam, Director, St. John’s Academy of Medical Education, Blr.
Dr M Srinivasan, Ex Scientist of BARC, Chennai
Dr T M Srinivasan, Ex Scientist of BARC, Chennai
Dr Thimmappa Heggade, Director, Náráyana Hrdayálaya Institute of Neurological Sciences, Bangalore.
Prof Krishna Bhat, Head, Dept of Yoga, Mangalore University, Maglore.
Dr Shraddhalu Ranade, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.
Dr Ishwar V Basavaraddy, Director, MDNIY, New Delhi.
Prof Dubey, BHU, Varanasi.

Sri Andrew Cohen, Boston, USA.
Dr Alexander M A Hankey, Prof, University of Oxford, UK.
Dr Bharath Agarwal, MDACC, University of Texas, Houston, USA.
Dr Ann Debaldo, Prof of Immunology, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA.
Prof Rupert Sheldrake, London, UK
Programme Committee
Mohan Katiar
Dr Chaya M.S.
Fees, Registration & Information
Fees before October 30: Rs. 600
Fees after October 30: Rs. 950
Students 50% reduction
For registration, accommodation, etc.:
For presentation proposals, abstracts and papers:
Contact: Sri Subramanyan: Ph: 98805 98001
19, Eknath Bhavan, Gavipuram Circle, K.G.Nagar, Bangalore-19.

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