The Congress will have more than 500 professionals participating from around the world. There is a big response from Ayurvedic scholars and Vaidyas from India to attend the congress including some of the most prominent Vaidyas, the research scholars in the field of Ayurveda and some of the most prominent Ayurvedic organizatons from India. Internationally, there will be a large number of western medical doctors including those who have taken training in Ayurveda and are dedicated to practicing and teaching Ayurveda to people around the world.
This International Ayurveda Congress will be a gathering of leading Ayurvedic practitioners and researchers from around the world. It will showcase the importance of Ayurveda for global health care and aims to bring about time-tested, scientifically verified solutions to today’s problems in the fields of health care. The Congress will be held in Holland from 11th to 12th April 2015 and will be the largest Ayurveda congress held in Europe.
This Congress is a joint effort of three organizations: International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation, from the Netherlands; All India Ayurvedic Congress, New Delhi; and International Academy of Ayurveda, Pune.
This conference took its inspiration from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s World Plan for Perfect Health and Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s call to the Ayurveda experts and academicians in India to spread the highest quality of knowledge, practice, and products of Ayurveda world-wide.
The presidents of this International Ayurveda Congress are: the president of All India Ayurvedic Congress, Padmabhushan Vaidya Shri Devendra Triguna; the chairman of the International Academy of Ayurveda, Pune, Professor Shri Subhash Ranade who is a leading academician and the author of 127 books on Ayurveda and Yoga; and Dr. Rainer Picha who is a senior consultant in cardiology from Austria and chairman of International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation. The Congress will have more than 500 professionals participating from around the world. There is a big response from Ayurvedic scholars and Vaidyas from India to attend the congress including some of the most prominent Vaidyas, the research scholars in the field of Ayurveda and some of the most prominent Ayurvedic organizatons from India. Internationally, there will be a large number of western medical doctors including those who have taken training in Ayurveda and are dedicated to practicing and teaching Ayurveda to people around the world. Organizations and corporates working in the field of Ayurveda in Europe and USA are also taking part. The congress has also invited European level health policy makers, insurance companies, government officials and journalists in the field of health care to gain insights to improve health care and reduce costs.
This Congress aims to illuminate the time-tested knowledge of AyurVeda with up-to-date insights from modern science. Breakthrough research uncovering the intimate link between consciousness and physiology will be presented – locating the inner healing intelligence of the human physiology.
This Congress is part of a joint effort to bring to light a perfect health care system that is holistic, authentic, and reliable. Ayurveda’s emphasis on prevention-oriented health care system that is capable of leading the world towards creating an increasingly disease-free society will be highlighted in various presentations. This congress aims at presenting Ayurveda as a cost effective, easy to implement, and universally applicable system of health care for every country.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Contribution to the Rise of Ayurveda in the World
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi brought to light the unified connectedness of Veda and Ayurveda. Maharishi explained that Veda is unified wholeness of life, the unmanifest field of pure consciousness in which all the laws of nature, the expressions of knowledge, are structured. It is at the basis of everything and is the essence of all life in a unified wholeness. It is equated to the Unified Field of all the laws of nature as glimpsed by the quantum field theories of modern physics. Ayurveda, being one of the Upa-Vedas, is the Vedic cognition of a complete science of wholeness of life emerging from the field of Veda. It branches out from Veda as the knowledge of the laws of nature that govern the wholeness of life in alliance with Natural Law, capable of bestowing perfect health to individual and society. Health in Ayurveda is described as the complete balance of individual life with cosmic life; balance in every level of physiology; perfect balance of all Doshas, Agnis, Dhatus, Malakriya; and bliss of senses, mind, and Atma.
Atma is widely described in many expressions in the ancient texts of Ayurveda as the unmanifest, eternal, universal, and indestructible basis of life. Atma is the absolute bliss consciousness, eternal, non-attached and without attributes that is totality and unity of all the laws of nature that govern our life. Starting in 1979, Maharishi promoted Ayurveda throughout the world as a holistic, scientific system of natural health care for the prevention and cure of diseases, the preservation of health, and the promotion of longevity.