In this surprising and valuable course, the aspiring Ayurvedic practitioner will take a significant journey through the History of Ayurveda. The Ayurvedic roots emerging from Aryan, Persian, and Vedic cultural and philosophical influences will be described in an easy to understand timeline. Furthermore, the 4 Vedas; Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sam Veda, Atharva Veda and how they created the foundation for modern Ayurveda will be enumerated in this class. History of Ayurveda covers the beginning principles given by the three treatises of Charak, Sushrut, and Vaghbatt which are commonly referred to as the Greater triad. Moreover, significant time periods to be covered in History of Ayurveda include the times of mythological occurrences, the Medieval period, and the British Raj.
Additionally, further details explored in the History of Ayurveda include topics such as; The eight specialties of Ayurveda, Samkhya Philosophy, Triguna Theory, Mantra, Tantra, and various philosophies that create Ayurveda’s strong understructure. The course also includes references to rare textbooks, forgotten vedic acharyas, and the connection of ethnic cultures that have contributed to Ayurveda. Finally, the Ayurvedic student will gain the knowledge of the important occurrences which have spanned more than eight thousand years of spoken and recorded history in regards to the universal science of Ayurveda. History of Ayurveda features:
- Vedic culture and the development of primary Ayurvedic principles
- Historical Ayurvedic texts: Specialties, contributions, additions, and disparities in the philosophies of the three main founders and their pupils.
- Early common era to Madhav Nidan in the Medieval period.
- Ayurveda under the Moghul Empire and British Raj
- Ayurveda in modern times.
Dates: Schedule Posted Here!
Instructor: Dr. Bharat Vaidya
Class Format: Live webinar or in-person in Superior, Colorado near Boulder
Credits: 1 Credit
Text Book(s)/Notes: Students will receive PowerPoint notes prior to class