2014 BAVA Conference Speakers

BAVA has the honour of these illustrious astrologers lecturing at this year’s annual conference:

Sanjay Rath, Pandit Samavedula, Dr. Andrew Foss, Komilla Sutton, Gordon Brennan, Bulbul, Sarbani Rath, Geoffrey Pearce, Vijaya Subramanian, Marianna Polonsky

Sanjay Rath

Sanjay belongs to a traditional family of astrologers from Bira Balabhadrapur Sasan in Puri, Orissa. Internationally renowned and respected, he uses Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra, Jaimini Upadesa Sutras, Brihat Jataka and Saravali as the foundations of Jyotisha and also incorporates other Jyotish scriptures and sacred Vedic literature in his teachings. Author: Crux of Vedic Astrology, Remedial Measures in Astrology, Narayana Dashas and Jaimini’s Upadesa Sutras.
Website www.srath.com

Pandit Sharma C.S. Samavedula

Pandit Sharma is a 6th generation Sama Veda pandit and a Shri Vidya Upasaka. In 1990, after 12 years of study, Pandit Sharma received his Master’s Degree in Vedic Studies (Ganapati Pandit). During this time he learnt the grammar and other aspects of Sanskrit and the performance of different kinds of pujas and yagyas.

In 2002, he founded the Vedic Yagya Center located in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India and Fairfield, Iowa. His Center offers to individuals, organizations and businesses Vedic yagyas (sacred ceremonies), homams (ancient fire ceremonies), and pujas as prescribed in the Vedas and Shastras, the holy Indian scriptures. By utilizing the sound vibrations of specific Sanskrit mantras, these performances can help alleviate many problems of our modern times.

Andrew FossAndrew Foss, PhD

Andrew is the President and co-founder of the British Association of Vedic Astrology. He has a BA and MA from Oxford University in Physics and an MSc and PhD in Computing Science. He is the author of the leading software for Vedic Astrology, Shri Jyoti Star and the editor of the journal Gochara.

He is a Jaimini Scholar and has lectured internationally on Jyotish, Ayurveda and computing and has published extensively in Astronomy and Computing in peer-reviewed journals along with many articles in Jyotish. See www.vedicsoftware.com

Komilla SuttonKomilla Sutton

Komilla is the co-founder and Chairperson of BAVA. She is the author of Vedic Love Signs, Lunar Nodes – Crisis and Redemption, Vedic Astrology and Essentials of Vedic Astrology.

Komilla also writes a Vedic Column for Transit and has had many articles published in the Mountain Astrologer, AA Journal and The Lodge Quarterly. Komilla runs regular Vedic Astrology courses in London, USA and India. See www.komilla.com

Gordon BrennanGordon Brennan

Gordon is a professional astrologer and dealer in Vedic astrology books. He will have a large selection of Vedic books available to buy at the conference. He teaches the BAVA courses and is tutor for SJC Study Group.

Gordon is a BAVA committee member. See www.vedicbookservices.com

geoffrey pearce

Geoffrey Pearce

Geoffrey has been studying and practicing Vedic Astrology since 1986. He is an accredited teacher by the American Council of Vedic Astrology and a member of their Council.

He learnt most of his Vedic Astrology from Hart deFouw in England and USA. He holds regular weekly classes in London. Geoffrey has given many public lectures on the philosophy and principles behind the subject and is also BAVA Treasurer. www.vediccharts.co.uk Over recent years Geoffrey has been specialising in mundane, or political, astrology, and some of his researches can be found at www.nationaloutlooks.com

 Vijaya Subramanian

Vijaya began studying Jyotish with BAVA under Geoffrey Pearce and Gordon Brennan in 2004. She is a long time student of Vedanta and is a researcher in the subject of Jyotish. She has published some articles in Jyotish Digest.

She is currently studying the BHPS program under her guru, Pandit Sanjay Rath.

Marianna Polonsky

Marianna has been studying Astrology and Natural Medicine over 20 years.

In 1994 she moved from Russia to the US and met with Vedic Astrology and Ayurveda here. She became not only devotee to those divine sciences and arts,but succesful graduate of American Institute of Vedic Studies where she majored in Vedic Astrology and Ayurveda.

Her teacher at the American Institute of Vedic Studies was Dr. David Frawley, one of the most respected Western scholars of spiritual wisdom of India. Finally, after receiving much wisdom and a blessing from the well-known professor of astrology from India Jaya Sekhar, Marianna began her own practice.


Anna Karlsdottir cannot attend