Purna Ayurveda is complete system of Ayurveda based on Durgadas’s study of his Books, and also including Medical Astrology, Deeper Analysis of the Individual according to Planets, Attributes, Elements, Palmistry and deeper Herbal and Clinical study and the history of Ayurveda, Pulse Diagnosis etc. from the time of the Rig Veda onwards.
It follows the book Purna Ayurveda Pariksha, which gives an overview of the topics that will be covered in the training program, which Durgadas will expand for the student on an individual level. Note the Syllabus Overview to the Right.
This is an Advanced 400 Study Hours Course in Ayurveda.
After several years of finding that Ayurveda had become less traditional and lost many traditional insights, Durgadas began creating a system that incoporated all such lost elements into his Purna Ayurveda or complete Ayurveda, as well as ignored passages from the Rig Veda and classical Ayurvedic texts on the deeper spiritual side of Ayurveda, it’s history, application and also astrological concerns and other spiritual healing methods.
Purna Ayurveda as a complete or integral system of Ayurveda follows the approach of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother with their Purna or Integral Yoga tradition to bring in a more traditional approach to Yoga beyond Asana, such as Swami Vivekanand, Swami Dayanand Saraswati and several other Yogis of India had also done, working with the Vedic Yogas. As such, Purna Ayurveda combines the similar approach by applies this to Ayurveda, looking back to the older classical texts and to the Rig Veda itself and specific practices often lost.
This system includes the Trayodashi 13 Elemental Types of Doshas developed by Durgadas in detail, including assessing the elements, animal-types, planetary types and a highly sophisticated and intricate system of the gunas developed by Durgadas.
This training follows initial training with either our Online Ayurveda Lifestyle Course or through the American Institute of Vedic Studies online Course and later Certification in Purna Ayurveda or Traditional Ayurveda, unless one has already done Practitioner Training in Ayurveda, beyond the therapist levels.
This training requires that one have a good background in the Sanskrit Language, although we can provide additional resources for this.
The reason for this is that Purna Ayurveda Program or Training covers the study of the Classical Samhitas or texts of Ayurveda (such as Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, Ashtanga Hridayam as also Madhava Nidana, Sarngadhara Samhita and Bhava Prakasha) in the original Sanskrit, along with guidance by Durgadas in various areas.
Some of these texts are also regional classical texts.This course also requires that the individual starts to contemplate the deeper aspects of Ayurveda behind thedoshas (biological entities) and their deeper gunas (natures).
It also includes insights into the disease process, spiritual Ayurveda and Pulse diagnosis along with Durgadas, so that one can begin to contemplate upon these and gain an awareness beyond the mechanical levels.
It also includes working not only with nature, but also with the Shakti, the power of the Goddess inherit in nature and beyond it, through her several forms.
It allows additional training and credit hours in the study of Ayurveda for both Practitioners and those who have completed Online Courses in Ayurveda.
The structure of the Course is based on the individualistic Gurukula model of tradition, which requires personal one to one contact with the teacher.
This allows the Course to be structured and guided in such a way as to seek the needs of specific individuals working within Ayurveda and expand on their knowledge.
The books Purna Ayurveda Pariksha, Ayurvedic Astrology, Aushadh Rahasya and Para-Yoga Vijnana are required books for the course for study, as well as specific guidance from Durgadas regarding supplementary reading, specific practices, discussions on cases and also study of the Classical texts.
At the end of the training, a Thesis is required to be submitted of at least 15,000 words, according to the choce of the student and must explan in detail how their subject works with the Purna Ayurveda system and must also include Durgadas’s 100 Levels of the Mind and Cosmological system, which is core to his teachings.
Note again that this is a Traditional Ayurvedic Course and does not provide clinical hours or allopathic medical views, and is aimed at making Traditional Purna Ayurveda Practitioners through our Institute, with possible credit from the American Institute of Vedic Studies, where required
The Hours are 400 Traditional Gurukula Study Hours from the “Academy of Traditional Ayurveda” over 18 Months part-time, but can be increased, according to the level of the student and subjects studied.
If students have also done some Clinical Training in India, along with our Online Ayurvedic Lifestyle Course or complete Clinical Study afterwards, once they complete these, they qualify to register as with 600 hours in Ayurveda an “Ayurveda Kovid” through the Vishwa Ayurveda Samaj.
Students can access various other writings of Durgadas from both the articles section on this website and can have direct study access with Durgadas by Email and Skype for the Program, as well as in person for those able to do so or locally.
Specific sadhanas or spiritual practices and exercises are also required to be completed as Durgadas gives them to students also. These form part of the deeper aspect behind the program which may require several preperatory and other hours for the student to progess on a spiritual level and individually and hence such hours are outside the Gurukula Credit Hours noted here, which denote study only.
In keeping with these traditional guidelines, apart from our basic courses, for our Advanced Courses, students are requested to submit a donation as part of the traditional Guru Dakshina or Gift to the Guru system of a minimum nominated basic amount (to cover the time and costs of training prrograms) and in addition are free to give whatever they feel they can.
The Basic Cost, covering personal guidance over 18 Months and E-Books Required , Tailored Lessons etc. is USD $2500.00. This also Covers regular Skype sessions (3 weekly) and Email support with Durgadas, as well as access to specific meditations and practices, mantras and other training along a more practical basis, as also Case Studies and the Final Thesis and grants 400 Hours of Traditional Gurukula Hours in Ayurveda through our Academy.
You will also be Certified through the Vishwa Ayurveda Samaj as an ‘Ayurveda Kovid’, providing you have done our 200 Hour Ayurveda Courses or others of either a similar or more hours from another Institution.
During this time, Durgadas will also set several assessments for the student also so that they can begin to integrate what they learn on a more practical basis.
The monies that we receive from our programs goes back into our Courses, Programs and Books so that we can continue researching and bringing out the Traditional Ayurveda for the world in all aspects as not only an Integral System (combining Yoga, Ayurveda, Astrology, Spirituality and Sacred Practices and Teachings of the Sanskrit texts and Vedic traditions and rituals), but also in the sense of the Guru-disciple tradition and keeping it alive by modern methods!