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Recent seminars, events & outreach activities:

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15-17 May 2020

Ayurveda and Modern Medicine learning a lesson: COVID-19 - an unwelcome new globetrotter or an old foe?

​Posted by North Atlantic Books – May 06, 2020


Guest post by Dr. L. Eduardo Cardona-Sanclemente, PhD, author of the forthcoming Ayurveda for Depression.

New book:

Ayurveda for Depression - An Integrative Approach to Restoring Balance and Reclaiming Your Health

Published by North Atlantic Books, CA.

Distributed by Penguin Random House.


Due: September 2020.

Order from all good books sellers.

Ayurveda Journal of Health

Editorial Board & Peer Reviewer: Ayurveda Journal of Health, (UMass Dartmouth, USA).


Contributor articles:

Sustainability and Ayurveda’. Ayurveda Journal of Health, Winter 2017 issue. XV, 1, 25-32.

How Ayurveda sees Rheumatoid Arthritis. Ayurveda Journal of Health, issue. X, 4, 24-28.

How Ayurveda sees Obesity. Ayurveda Journal of Health, issue IX, 4, 25-29.

The Ayurveda Journal of Health is a professional publication that focuses on Ayurvedic science, philosophy, and clinical practice. 

Zen Caregiving Project

Practicing mindfulness-based, compassionate caregiving for dying patients and relations.


We train family, professional, and clinical caregivers to develop and apply mindfulness for engaged care.


We offer an opportunity to cultivate awareness and compassion by caring for those with chronic and terminal illness.


We pursue better caregiving through partnering with networks of inspired people and organizations.


“Ayurvedic Medicine for a Balanced Corporal and Mental Health” Seminars for social workers at the Central America Resource Center (CARECEN), San Francisco, CA.


CARECEN SF empowers and responds to the needs, rights and aspirations of Latino, immigrant, and under-resourced families in the San Francisco Bay Area — building leadership to pursue self-determination and justice.



Rooted in its cultural strengths and inspired by the Central American justice struggles, CARECEN SF envisions our diverse immigrant community as thriving: where families prosper, build effective community institutions, and participate confidently in civic life.

Comparative Analysis of Curanderismo and Ayurveda from India

“Comparative Analysis of Curanderismo and Ayurveda from India”.

Course: Traditional Medicine without Borders: Curanderismo in the Southwest and Mexico

University of New Mexico, 2018

In its 18th year, this popular class brings  healers from New Mexico and Mexico to provide information on the history, traditions, rituals, herbs, and remedies of Curanderismo, a folk healing tradition of the Southwestern United States, Latin America, and Mexico, amongst other countries. The course takes an approach in exploring how our ancestors used traditional healing methods, how they have shaped our cultural diversity of yesterday and today, and what the future of this medicine might be.


The course features teachings for a number of rituals, which include: intestinal blockage (empacho), spiritual cleansings (limpias), laugh therapy (risa terapia), shawl alignments (manteadas) and preparation of medicinal teas (tes medicinales).

Bastyr University, Seattle

Academic Adjunct Faculty, Bastyr University, School of Traditional World Medicines, Ayurvedic Sciences, Seattle, WA. teaching graduate students over several modules.


As the world's leading academic center for advancing and integrating knowledge in the natural health arts and sciences, Bastyr University will transform the health and well-being of the human community.


We educate future leaders in the natural health arts and sciences. Respecting the healing power of nature and recognizing that body, mind and spirit are intrinsically inseparable, we model an integrated approach to education, research and clinical service.

NAMA Conference Rhode Island, 2016

It is well known that Vata acts as a subtle energy that controls cellular function. The molecule Nitric Oxide (NO) is an intra/extracellular signaling gas, a powerful vasodilator with a very short half-life, actively produced by many cells. It is been investigated in numerous pathological processes, from neurocognitive disorders, to pain and stress, to DNA/RNA dysregulation. We will demonstrate how NO is involved in normal respiratory processes as well as in pranayama, exploring correlations with other body systems (other dhatus and srotas).


"Scientific Mastery of Vata Dosha Trough Pranayama: Modern Therapeutic Implications of Recent Molecular Discoveries”.

National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) Conference, Warwick, Rhode Island.

NAMA Conference Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2013

The concept that cancer arises from a single cell was recognized by ancient vaidyas. Integrating Ayurvedic knowledge with modern medical technology results in a deep awareness of the complex interplay of genetic, biochemical, physiological, psychological, and environmental contributors.


"Cancer & Ayurveda: Ancient Understanding on How to Restore Homeostasis Through Ayruveda”.

National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Cansurvive 4th Malaysian International Conference 2014

Theme : Holistic Healing For Colorectal CancerSaturday 20th September 2014, 9.00am to 5.00pm

Sime Darby Convention Centre, Bukit Kiara, KL, Malaysia

What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer is cancer that starts in either the colon or the rectum. Colon cancer and rectal cancer have many features in common.


Organised by Cansurvive Centre Malaysia Berhad

Reviewing The Role of Curanderismos in Ancient Civilizations

WORKSHOP: Optimize health and prevent mind/body diseases by utilizing ancient Ayurvedic knowledgeDr L. E. Cardona-Sanclemente MSc, PhD, DSc. London-England21st July 2014, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA

The workshop objectives are to introduce in a theoretical and practical way factors that demonstrate how:

  • the ancient knowledge of Ayurveda can contribute to a self-evaluation and an understanding of our body/mind individual constitution
  • practices can be applied in our daily life according to our own constitution to keep healthy and or to re-build one’s health
  • to alleviate the individual risk factors of disease
  • to use empowering practices and integrate them within our modern medical system to keep our body/mind balance.

The workshop will be presented simultaneously in English and Spanish. 

Faculty Day of Renewal

Faculty Day of Renewal for the academic staff

Thursday 3rd April 2014


Join us to discover self-care practices that can be part of your day to day life: Something we can live ourselves and teach our students and patients.

Seattle University Health Division

College of Nursing

901 12th Avenue, P.O. Box 222000

Seattle, WA 98122-1090  USA

An Evening with Dr. Eduardo Cardona-Sanclemente

Monday April 21st, 2014  6:30pm - 8:30pm


The Meditation Center 631 University Ave. NE Minneapolis,, MN 55413

Telephone No. 612-379-2386

In Ayurveda, the human body is a biological mélange of the five elements: Ether, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. Prana, the life force, manifests as different Vata organisations in the body and represents the combination of Ether and Air.  We are going to analyse the specific structural locations of these five subtypes of Vata at a physiological, biochemical and anatomical level and discuss the practical and therapeutic values in addressing imbalances of Vata dosha at different levels of individuals and their practices.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Institute Of Traditional Medicine 553 Queen St. W. 2nd Fl. Toronto, ON 


Diagnosis, Spirit & Healing ~ The Common Threads & The Road Ahead

A Salon with Ayurvedic, Chinese & Tibetan Healers


Join us for an evening that explores the essence of traditional medicine - diagnosis, spirit and healing. We have brought together three incredible, and highly skilled healers from some of the oldest medical systems existing today - Ayurveda, Chinese, Tibetan Medicine. This evening will offer a fascinating discussion and comparison of how these medicines have addressed healing in the past and how they are essential in maintaining health and balance in modern society. We will explore ways to maintain the spiritual essence of healing, and the diagnostic processes that we are each able to apply to our own lives in understanding our conditions and illness.


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