Florida Vedic College
is committed to a holistic understanding of man as taught in the
Vedic Scriptures of Ancient India. Man has a physical body, a mind
and emotions and a spiritual nature. Only when he is capable of
developing as a total person both physically and spiritually can
one be capable of enjoying true health and a balanced life. The
Ayurveda is the health science taught in the Vedic literatures,
it was developed by the same sages that give us the tremendous philosophical
and spiritual classics as found in the Upanishads and Puranas of
the Vedic age. These courses recognize the spiritual heritage in
which the Ayurveda has taken birth, and seeks to disseminate its
knowledge in the context of that ancient tradition.
At present, most of
us no longer know how to maintain our own health and are either
actively or passively participating in the destruction of the Earth.
We have been taught to maintain the structure of a society that
values the acquisition of wealth above all else. This path continues
to separate us from each other and from everything within nature.
Many of us have decided to reject this in part, and are envisioning
a world view that acknowledges human needs and spirituality. Ayurveda
is a health system inseparable from its spiritual foundation. Its
world view recognizes the Supremacy of Godhead and his energies.
It places responsibility for man to act on his higher spiritual
nature and overcome the disease born of lust, greed and ignorance.
The vast and complete
nature of Ayurveda requires systematic training based on it's traditional
theories as well as clinical experience. Keeping this in mind, the
need for a specific academic and clinical training program for Western
countries became obvious. These courses, are based on the syllabus
recommended by the "International Council for Ayurveda &
Allied Medical Sciences" (ICAAMS) Bangalore. The material has
been adjusted to the psycho-social environment in Europe and America
and the kind of patients Ayurvedic practitioners receive here. The
Florida Vedic College, is the only traditional Vedic College in
America and has been requested to offer this traditional "Vedic
Science" based on the Vedic Scriptures and Literature's of
The Ayurveda is not
a separated science apart from the Vedic Scriptures, it, on the
other hand, is integrated within and permeated throughout the literature's
as the health system for this body of knowledge.