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Sun 18 Jun 2023

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+5.5)

Dharmic Frameworks For Leadership

Today, at various levels of human endeavour, we find a huge leadership deficit which has resulted in 4 E crisis of Ethical,  Environmental,  Emotional and Economic.  We are living in an increasingly VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambigous) world as well as the onset  of Pandemics. 

While the UN-SDGs had been formalised so as to provide solutions to address sustainability,  however, we find that they have not been implemented to their fullest. The urgent need of these times is providing sustainable and holistic solutions that not just factor anthroprocentric well-being but planetary and cosmic rhythms in an integrated fashion. Empowering leaders in Dharmic Frameworks is the missing link to the current scenario.

Dharmic Frameworks nurture leaders and help them build strong foundations  in  Dharmic paradigms.

Dr Mala will delve into what some of these Dharmic Frameworks are and why it is relevant to present times. She will also trace back the frameworks to their Vedic Sources with emphasis on Ayurveda (Upaveda of Atharva Veda). She will throw light on the relevance of Ayurveda to today’s VUCA and Pandemic world. Dr Mala will introduce two important frameworks she has developed from Charak Samhita (one fo the most ancient Ayurvedic texts) – Hitayu and Sukhayu framework and the Janapadodhwansa framework.


Dr Mala Kapadia

Director, Anaadi Transdisciplinary Research Initiatives, Palani, Tamil Nadu

Dr. Mala is MBTI certified Level 1 & 2, holds Diploma and Yoga and Ayurveda from Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth and Certificate course in Sattvavajay Chikitsa from Kulguru Kavi Kaalidas Mahavidyapeeth.

Her career has been through research, education, journalism, Human Resources and Consulting. Her area of research is Indic Wisdom for the betterment of humanity. Her strength is integrating wisdom of India with modern theories and research in the fields of Wellness & Well-being, Emotional Intelligence, Positive psychology, Leadership, and Feminine Energy. Education Psychology through Ayurveda and Yoga is an integral research area and one of the focus areas of her current work along with creating Indic frameworks and course curriculums for integration into mainstream courses.

Dr. Mala is Principle Investigator in a research project under IKS, MoE, Government of India. The project encompasses creating a framework and Index of Wellbeing and Happiness, based on Hitayu and Sukhayu constructs from Ayurveda. She has designed curriculums based on the same for Higher Education.

Dr. Mala was Professor & Director, Centre for Wellbeing & Wellness, RSPL, Rishihood University, Sonipat. She is the Founder of Human Potential Consulting named ‘Tame the Monkey’. Dr. Mala was an Adjunct Professor with S. P. Jain School of Global Management at Dubai, Singapore, Sydney, and Mumbai campuses from 2005 to March 2020. Ph. D. in Literature, her academic journey is through Psychology, Human Resources, Yoga and Ayurveda, Film & Video Production. She was also a Professor, Research For Resurgence Foundation.


Shri Raghu Ananthanarayanan

Co-founder at Institute of Indic Wisdom

Raghu Ananthanarayanan, an alumnus of IIT Madras (B. Tech in Mech Engineering and MS in Bio-Medical Engineering)is a behavioural scientist, Yoga teacher and an author. His central quest has been the enquiry: “How to continually look within, transform, be the best and inspire?” This seeking led to discipleship with Yogacharya Krisnamacharya, dialoguing with J Krishnamurti and collaborating with Prof. Pulin K Garg. He has dedicated his life to the study and application of Yogic traditions to guide the inner transformation of individuals and shape leadership and culture building of organizations. He has pioneered the use of the Yoga Sutras, traditional theatre, and the Mahabharata in experiential learning. Raghu has authored many books. The latest books are “The Five Seats of Power - Discovering the best you can be through the Mahabharata” and “Antaranga Yoga - the Foundation of Indian Psychology”. Raghu has Co-founded Sumedhas, Academy of Human Context, The Barefoot Avademy of Governance, The Centre for Consciousness Studies and Inner Transformation as well as Ritambara Ashram. Raghu is based in Kotagiri, India.