homoeopathy, homoeopathni – workshop at navadarshanam

If it had been some 30 years into the past, I would have scoffed and snorted at the ideas of louis hay, steiner, carl jung, homoeopathy and gandhi – not to mention a gazillion other luminaries and thinkers – who could be easily shotdown using quarter-backed ideas of science aided by an incredible lack of ‘life experience’ and an youthful unrest.

But, these days (consider this ‘new age’ or ‘old age’ mumbo jumbo, if you want to), I don’t dismiss anything with a left hand. Why, now I am even armed and dangerous with a resident Homeopathni – and yes, am trapped in the classic triad of – pathi, pathni and woe. Ha Haa.

This is an announcement from navadarshanam about a oneday workshop to be conducted by my dear Prof RR – on Jan 26th, 2011. Please sign up, if you want to listen to good folks talking about good things – in a beautiful setting.

Navadarshanam Trust

announces a one-day experimental workshop on


from 9.30 am to 4 pm

on Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Features of the workshop in brief:

  • A basic introduction to homoeopathy: origins, principles, Law of Cure, homoeopathic medicines, etc.
  • Workshop anchored by R.Rajagopalan.
  • Lunch and tea included.
  • Number of participants limited to 30.

What is the context and the objective?

One of the areas of experiment at Navadarshanam has been health and food. Friends of Navadarshanam are aware of our healthier food products, cookery workshops, fasting retreats, and the tasty and healthy food served in our kitchen. We are also concerned at the direction that modern medicine is taking in India: high costs of hospital care and medicines, overspecialization, entry of insurance, etc.

In 2011, we propose to conduct a few experimental workshops and discussions on health, wellness, disease, food as well as alternative medicine to explore questions such as:

  • What is disease and where does it come from?
  • What is meant by being ‘healthy’?
  • What is the basis of modern medicine as well as alternative medicine and how can we compare them?
  • How can we understand different systems of alternative medicine and the place of each in curing illness?
  • How do we make a choice among the systems in a given case at a given time?

Our objective is not to promote any particular system of medicine, but to share the information we have on different systems. It is to enable the participants to explore the topic further and to make informed decisions while choosing a system or even a doctor. The workshop on homoeopathy is the first in our series.

Who will present the workshop on homoeopathy?

While T.S.Ananthu will give an introduction, R.Rajagopalan will be the main presenter. They are not homoeopaths, but they have an abiding interest in alternative medicine and are long-time users of homoeopathy.

What will the workshop cover?

The workshop will attempt to answer questions such as:

  • Who founded homoeopathy, when, and how?
  • How did homoeopathy develop and how did it take such firm roots in India?
  • Where does homoeopathy fit in the larger context of alternative medicine?
  • What are basic principles of homoeopathy and what is the homoeopathic Law of Cure?
  • What are the sources of homoeopathic medicines and how are they made? Why do all the medicines look and taste alike?
  • Why is homoeopathy often denounced as quackery or just an example of the placebo effect?
  • How does a homoeopath go about prescribing medicines?
  • Do we know how homoeopathy works?
  • How is the practice of homoeopathy regulated in India?
  • Is self-medication possible?

What will the workshop not cover?

The workshop will not make you an instant expert on homoeopathy. No prescriptions will be suggested for the ailments of any of the participants.

Can one bring one’s family along as a holiday outing?

Only registered participants are welcome on January 26, 2011. There will be no general, open meeting of the study circle on this Republic Day. Please bring your families on another occasion, after giving us advance notice.

What is the fee for the workshop?

There is no specified fee for the workshop. Participants are invited to make contributions in tune with their capacity and inclination at the end of the workshop. Navadarshanam depends on donations and has no funding from outside.

How does one register for the workshop?

Please register in advance since we can accommodate only 30 participants due to limitations of meeting space and kitchen. Please send the following information by email to navadarshanam@gmail.com before January 10, 2011:

Name, address, telephone numbers

Email id

Age and gender

Current occupation

Expectations from the workshop

Please come to the workshop only if your application is accepted. If the response is heavy, we will repeat the workshop soon.


Phone: 92436 05051

94488 49591 (mobile)

T.S. AnanthuGopalan- Shobha


Rajagopalan Malathi

Navadarshanam Trust, Ganganahally hamlet,

Gumalapuram Village, Thally block,

Krishnagiri Dist, Tamil Nadu 635118

Ph: 92436-15470 (Gopalan & Shobha),

92436-05053 (Ananthu), 92434-35467(Ananthu’s mobile),

92430-49163 (Nagarajan’s mobile)


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