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Presentation at the Jung Center Mumbai – Kripa Foundation, January 7, 2015

KRIPA FOUNDATION, INDIA
Indian NGO working with drug users and people living with HIV.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015
Jungian Dr. Ashok Bedi M.D. & Fr. Joe conduct workshop on Spiritual Paradox of Addiction- Day 1

 
 
Mumbai Jungian center and Kripa Foundation is conducting a two day workshop on “The Spiritual Paradox of Addiction by renowned Jungian Dr. Ashok Bedi M.D. from Milwaukee US. The workshop is being held at Dr. Leo Barnes Foundation, Bandra Mumbai.The workshop commenced with a Prayer and Meditation service by Fr. Joe, who later introduced Dr. Ashok Bedi to the participants. Fr. Joe further mentioned that it was the Grace of God to have Dr. Bedi train the staff of Kripa as his new teachings will help Kripa face the challenges that are today rising at an alarming rate in the treatment of addiction.The day long workshop conducted by Dr. Ashok Bedi included topics on Spiritual Paradox of Addiction, Faith Cultivation and case study. It was indeed an enriching experience as Dr. Ashok Bedi and Fr. Joe conducted the session with a lot of interactions and group participation.After lunch Fr. Joe conducted a superb light meditation with the participants to pep them up for the afternoon session of Dr. Bedi.The In-house catering service of Kripa led by Lester and supported by Simon, Bryan, Chandu and Praveen prepared some excellent cuisines for Breakfast, Lunch and Tea,As the day ended the participants who were enriched with some new teachings, went home looking forward for day two of the workshop  tomorrow,Collage and Submitted byNewsdesk
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Presentation at the Jung Center Mumbai – Kripa Foundation, Mumbai January 8, 2015

KRIPA FOUNDATION, INDIA
Indian NGO working with drug users and people living with HIV.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
The Spiritual Paradox of Addiction – Workshop Day 2

 
 
 
On day two the workshop commenced with the introduction by Dr. Bedi of Mr. Luke Waldo who conducted a Marathon half day session on Child Witness to Domestic Violence: How to build resiliency in children who suffer adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress. Which included interactive sessions and later on question and answers.
The afternoon session was conducted by Dr. Ashok Bedi. M.D. on Resilience Cultivation in Recovering Addicts – a Neuroscience and Analytical Perspective. Dr. Bedi also demonstrated the latest technology of how one could measure different brain waves onscreen.
After the sessions Dr. Bedi presented Fr. Joe with a set of 5 recordings of previous sessions of Jungian teachings. Fr. Joe and Dr. Bedi presented each participant with a series of these DVD’s and also a certificate of participants. The workshop ended with on enriched note of knowledge surely empowering the staff to be able to counsel their clients more clinically. 
Fr. Joe thanked Dr. Bedi and Mrs. Usha Bedi for their valuable time and knowledge spent h Kripa. Fr. Joe also thanked Mr and Mrs. Luke Waldo and their children for being with us and especially Luke for teaching us new dimensions in how to build resiliency in children who suffer adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress.Submitted and collage byNewsdesk
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Analytical Psychology, Indian Healing Traditions, and the Emerging Frontiers of Neuroscience

Analytical Psychology, Indian Healing Traditions, and the Emerging Frontiers of NeuroscienceAshok Bedi Jung JournalVolume 8, Issue 2 pp. 20-35 | DOI: 10.1080/19342039.2014.900416Abstract | Download full text | View full text  Share free access to your article using the eprint link below | 50 eprints remainingHistory (Publishing models and article dates explained)Published in Volume 8, Issue 2, 2014Published online: 29 May 2014AbstractOne of C. G. Jung’s seminal concepts is the union of the opposites, a process that leads to a higher coniunctio. I propose that when we alchemically dissolve numerous frames and perspectives dealing with a similar issue, we may dissolve these similarities to constellate a unique synthesis and a deeper understanding of the issue. In this article, I blend the Indian healing traditions, allopathic psychiatry, and analytical psychology with the emerging research in neuroscience. I consider the emerging research in the triune brain, microchimerism, junk DNA, mirror neurons, and the neuroplastic impact of purposefulness, resilience, and the healing image. Some of the possible theoretical and clinical implications of these neuroscientific frontiers are explored in a preliminary manner.  

Looking Out from Within

ISSN 1939-3407
By – © Ashok Bedi, M.D.
Psychiatrist & Jungian Psychoanalyst

 Rani Ki Vav- Looking out from in the Step well to the Outside

 Generally we tend to look in from outside in. However, in this ancient structure in Gujarat India during a recent visit, it was a unique experience looking out from within!

 Reflections of the Image by Ashok Bedi
All spiritual traditions counsel us to look within ourselves. They counsel us to look with our Ego’s eyes; from our outer consciousness into our Soul; or the deeper center of consciousness to get a consultation from our Soul – our deeper consciousness about the daily affairs and concerns of our existence; a sort of horizontal to a vertical perspective. However, I wondered, how would we characterize our life story if looked at our outer life with our soul eyes. Would our soul see any pattern, purpose and meaning in our life. Would our soul see us as wandering aimlessly or pursuing a deeper rhythm? Might we make some time daily to reflect our outer, routine life with the timeless and transcendent lens. How will we evaluate our life then? Are we leading a thrill seeking life attending to our daily concerns or are we attending to our personal best potentials and putting these in service of our family, our community and higher good? Such is a definition of a purpose driven or Dharmic life. (Bedi, 2000)

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR
DR. ASHOK BEDI, MD

 
 Ashok Bedi’s fourth book, Crossing the Healing Zone: From Illness to Wellness, was published earlier this year by Ibis Press, a division of Nicolas-Hays, Inc. His previous books are Awaken the Slumbering Goddess: The Latent Code of the Hindu Goddess Archetypes (BookSurge, 2007), Retire Your Family Karma: […]

The Jung Center – Mumbai, the Kripa Foundation & the USA India Jung Foundation sponsor a presentation by Ashok Bedi, M.D., Dinshah Gagrat M.D & Fr. Joe Pereira

A joint presentation sponsored by the Jung Center – Mumbai, the Kripa Foundation (www.kripafoundation.org ) and the USA India Jung Foundation (www.uijf.org) February 3-4, 2014. This is part of an ongoing collaboration between the three organizations over the last several years to promote exchange of ideas, training of students in the Jungian thought and improve the treatment of individuals in India and USA. The International Association of Analytical Psychology has sponsored the establishment of the IAAP (www.iaap.org) developing Jungian groups in India under the leadership of Jungian psychoanalyst Ashok Bedi, M.D., who is the IAAP’s liaison person in India and travels annually to India to promote its mission for about a decade.   Wednesday, February 26, 2014 The Wounded Healer and Emerging Frontiers in Alcohol and Drug Addictions were very well facilitated by Dr. Ashok Bedi, M.D. and Dr. Dinshah Gagrat, M.D. along with Fr. Joe H Pereira – A Jungian Experience    A very edifying and prolific workshop was organized by The Jung Center Mumbai, The Kripa Foundation and the USA India Jung Foundation on “Emerging Frontiers in Addiction Treatment” on the February 3 and 4, 2014. The two day workshop was facilitated by Ashok Bedi, M.D and Dinshah Gagrat M.D, themes like Crossing the Healing Zone – From Illness to Wellness, Emerging Frontiers in Eating Addictions, The Wounded Healer and Emerging Frontiers in Alcohol and Drug Addictions were very well facilitated by Dr. Ashok Bedi, M.D. and Dr. Dinshah Gagrat, M.D.   The workshop gave a lot of scope to the attendees to talk about their experiences and understanding related with the themes taken up with respect to their direct encounter with the chemically afflicted through sharing, discussion and case presentations. The workshop […]

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Echoes from the Mist of Time –Dungerpur, Rajasthan, India February 18th, 2014

Ashok Bedi , M.D. B.J. Jakala, PH.D. From February 7th through 18th, a group of soul seekers will travel in India to experience the land of Mahatma Gandhi through Jungian lens of Analytical Psychology. This experience is sponsored by the New York Jung Foundation. For the next several days, the faculty member of the group, Jungian Analyst Ashok Bedi and a Depth Psychotherapist Dr. Robert J. Jakala will compose a daily blog of their reflections about the experience. Other group participants have been invited to contribute to the blog and may join us from time to time. We are glad to share our experiences and reflections. Enjoy!        By B.J.JakalaDungarpur   The painting tells the story of a time when two enemies encounter their final battle. If you look closely at the lower part of it, you can see Dr. Bedi’s reflection as it was revealed by the glass. He recited the poem/story in his native language and I took this photograph. The story was told to my eyes and ears, both benefiting from history’s reflective lessons.  There are times in life when what we experience a merge of history and the present. Echoes of the past whisper the meaning, if we listen closely.  This was truly a magical moment in this Jungian Encounter with India. BJ Jakala, PhD is a participant in this year’s Journey to the Land of Gandhi through the Jungians Lens led by Dr. Bedi.  Reflections by Ashok Bedi The archetypes from the mist of times past whispers to us via the symbols of our soul. We get the prescriptions of the soul’s guidance in synchronistic and mysterious ways. Sometimes it is via a chance encounter with a stranger […]

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Whispers of our Ancestors–Dungerpur, Rajasthan, India – February 17, 2014

Ashok Bedi , M.D. B.J. Jakala, PH.D. From February 7th through 18th, a group of soul seekers will travel in India to experience the land of Mahatma Gandhi through Jungian lens of Analytical Psychology. This experience is sponsored by the New York Jung Foundation. For the next several days, the faculty member of the group, Jungian Analyst Ashok Bedi and a Depth Psychotherapist Dr. Robert J. Jakala will compose a daily blog of their reflections about the experience. Other group participants have been invited to contribute to the blog and may join us from time to time. We are glad to share our experiences and reflections. Enjoy!        By B.J.Jakala Incarnation of Vishnu,    This morning I was contemplating what it is about India that invites me to her. I was reviewing my photographs and found that a majority of them reflect a spiritual or philosophical foundation. I believe the stories of the images help me see the world of India in a perspective that other places in the world do not offer so freely.    India consistently reflects its ancient roots, holds the present moment in meditation, and guides the inquisitive and just with hope for a better future. BJ Jakala, PhD is a participant in this year’s Journey to the Land of Gandhi through the Jungians Lens led by Dr. Bedi. Reflections by Ashok Bedi In India, the past, the present and the future live in simultaneity and tension. Its spiritual and archetypal past informs and instructs the present to align it with its destiny and teleos. When we hold the memory of our myths and culture and the timeless archetypal wisdom they prescribe, we make decisions based on the constellated wisdom […]

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The Tyranny of our Ego – The Blackbuck Lodge, Velavadar, Gujarat, India: February 16, 2014

Ashok Bedi , M.D. B.J. Jakala, PH.D. From February 7th through 18th, a group of soul seekers will travel in India to experience the land of Mahatma Gandhi through Jungian lens of Analytical Psychology. This experience is sponsored by the New York Jung Foundation. For the next several days, the faculty member of the group, Jungian Analyst Ashok Bedi and a Depth Psychotherapist Dr. Robert J. Jakala will compose a daily blog of their reflections about the experience. Other group participants have been invited to contribute to the blog and may join us from time to time. We are glad to share our experiences and reflections. Enjoy!        By B.J.Jakala  The Blackbuck National Park road sign   The Blackbuck National Park provides signage to remind the human population the animals were here first. A similar sign might be on the Natural Dream Preserve: Images have the right of way.  In my waking life, my ego attaches to philosophies, laws, ethics, and cultures to help it identify and define itself. The familiar dictates the right of way and the unfamiliar often challenges its boundaries   In my dream life, I have the opportunity of all possibilities: rules of consciousness need not apply in the dream. The dream is a way for my soul to provide images in situations (stories) that instruct the ego about the true destination. BJ Jakala, PhD is a participant in this year’s Journey to the Land of Gandhi through the Jungians Lens led by Dr. Bedi.Reflections by Ashok Bedi In human consciousness, our outer ego attiute always attempts to claim the right of first passage. However, for optimal physical, mental and spiritual health, we must cultivate a respect for INTERIORITY and a reflective attitude that makes room for the whispers […]

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To conceal or to reveal our Shadow? – Blackbuck Lodge-Veravadar, Gujarat, India February 14th, 2014

Ashok Bedi , M.D. B.J. Jakala, PH.D. From February 7th through 18th, a group of soul seekers will travel in India to experience the land of Mahatma Gandhi through Jungian lens of Analytical Psychology. This experience is sponsored by the New York Jung Foundation. For the next several days, the faculty member of the group, Jungian Analyst Ashok Bedi and a Depth Psychotherapist Dr. Robert J. Jakala will compose a daily blog of their reflections about the experience. Other group participants have been invited to contribute to the blog and may join us from time to time. We are glad to share our experiences and reflections. Enjoy!        By B.J.Jakala   Blackbuck stag blending into the habitat    Camouflage provides protection from visual attention. Within my own psyche I have areas that are naturally hidden and those that I need to hide from the world. What a glorious moment, when I trust myself and the world enough to reveal myself to it, and the world supports who I am.    \ Stepping out into the world of community.    Nature has its way of selecting the strong to survive; survival of the fittest. My internal environment is similar. I can engage competing parts within myself. It helps when I remember natural selection within my own psyche-not always pretty or easy–but overall– life affirming.   Striped hyena – a predator –as it naps BJ Jakala, PhD is a participant in this year’s Journey to the Land of Gandhi through the Jungians Lens led by Dr. Bedi.  Reflections by Ashok Bedi Our ego consciousness has to be authentic yet discerning to balance what is revealed and what must be concealed to be revealed at an appropriate time with adequate preparation. It is the task […]

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Engaging the Reflective life – Blackbuck Lodge-Veravadar, Gujarat, India February 13th, 2014

Ashok Bedi , M.D. B.J. Jakala, PH.D. From February 7th through 18th, a group of soul seekers will travel in India to experience the land of Mahatma Gandhi through Jungian lens of Analytical Psychology. This experience is sponsored by the New York Jung Foundation. For the next several days, the faculty member of the group, Jungian Analyst Ashok Bedi and a Depth Psychotherapist Dr. Robert J. Jakala will compose a daily blog of their reflections about the experience. Other group participants have been invited to contribute to the blog and may join us from time to time. We are glad to share our experiences and reflections. Enjoy!        By B.J.Jakala The challenge of encountering a magnificent place (like the picture in the above paragraph) is to keep the balance between the sacred and the mundane. Being in such a beautiful and peaceful setting results in my mind chasing one amazing view, flying or grazing animal after another. I have to consciously hold the moment more mindfully as I encounter it. I can easily get distracted from participating in the moment by witnessing it. The task is to savor rather than devour.   BJ Jakala, PhD is a participant in this year’s Journey to the Land of Gandhi through the Jungians Lens led by Dr. Bedi.  Reflections by Ashok Bedi A reflective life is one that balances two facets of our consciousness. These are the experiencing consciousness and the observing consciousness. We need to be in the experience of the present moment to be participant in the flow of daily life. Simultaneously, we need to be an observer and a witness to our experience to put in context of flow of our life […]

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