Principles of Vedic Leadership

Vedic Leadership (VL) emerges from a highly developed self-awareness of leaders who transcend surface reality and connect with unbounded consciousness, the broad essential wholeness of the world. The most important Vedic principles for leadership relate to the nature of the Self and of Action – i.e. who we are and what we do. The key Vedic concepts – of moral duty (dharma), and dispassionate action (karma) articulate a simple Vedic leadership formula as follows: Authentic leaders are self-realized people who do their work dispassionately according to their moral duty. VL potentially leads to a sustainably growing organization that engages the wholeness of being, and fullness of knowledge, for mistake-free action on everyone’s part. In such an organization, everyone performs their specific assigned role to the best of their natural ability and talent, while keeping the greater good of the whole organization in mind. Our V-theory of transcendence enables multiple techniques for leaders to increase their self-awareness. A case study of a multinational business organization in the IT industry shows how operating from the Vedic ideal of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (Maha Upanishad VI.71-73) or ‘whole world as one family’, this business experienced rapid and sustainable growth for over a decade. There are implications for leadership and transformation in organizations as well as for society for addressing complex challenges.

INSPIRATIONAL LEADERSHIP: Lessons From the Bhagavad Gita

Despite considerable attention, new research and insights, Leadership is an area of great concern for both business organisations, and public institutions. This is evident from the leadership crises situations emanating from time to time. Leadership crises throw two generic challenges to an organisation. At the institutional level, it threatens to tear the moral fabric of the organisation and bring down the morale of the employees. At an individual level it introduces enormous stress, burnout and deprived meaning at the workplace. The search for the right framework for leadership continues. This talk addresses this issue by taking fresh perspectives from Bhagavad Gita.

Using the ideas from Bhagavad Gita, this talk will introduce the notion of “Inspirational Leadership”. The talk will begin by enumerating some of the recent approaches to Leadership and create an opportunity to explore new areas in Leadership. With the ideas from Gita, the talk will focus on the traits of an inspirational leader. An inspirational Leader will be able to see himself/herself much beyond the pushes and pulls of day to day and reporting period tensions and challenges and anchor deeply in “one-self”. This will enable the person to handle life situation originating in both the professional and personal dimensions and focus on leading the team with clarity.

Developing Yogic Presence: Journey Of Inner Transformation

Developing Yogic Presence: Journey Of Inner Transformation

Foundation Program for Leaders & Coaches

Center For Consciousness Studies & Inner Transformation is excited to share an experiential journey of inner transformation based on profound Indic Wisdom enabling leaders & coaches to:

  • Have a basic knowledge of Yogic Cosmology
  • Develop a process for enquiring into their worldview and their identity
  • Discover the Archetypical Inner Figures that shape their identity
  • Become aware of the feeling qualia that evoke / provoke their inner drama
  • Understand how their inner drama influences their behaviour
  • Discover how their actions and behaviours shape the culture around them
  • Develop a program of ongoing practices that enable them to deepen their transformational journey

This is based on decades of work which has been synthesised and co-evolved with global cohorts in the last two years under the umbrella of Centre for Consciousness Studies and Inner Transformation (CCSIT).

Yogic Presence is a person being anchored in a core of inner quietude while being lucidly aware of the world. Such a person comprehends double binds, paradoxes and polarities, and finds a way to include and transcend them in their decision making and action.

This program is customised for senior leadership who seek to transform self, teams and organisation to thrive in contemporary context of accelerating change. This is also designed for the self mastery journey of experienced coaches who recognise that their inner presence in coaching the leaders is of paramount importance for making a difference.

At CCSIT, we have distilled the core philosophies, principles and practices explicated in the Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, Sãnkhya and Vedanta. Participants will be introduced to the process of discovering their inner psycho drama and the path to developing deeper levels of awareness. Yogic wisdom proposes four fields of reality:

  • The most superficial level, the Entropic Field (avidyA kshetram), comprises distinct, differentiated entities which are in competition with each other.
  • The Entropic Field emanates from the Enlivening Field (dharmA kshetram), a level of existence that is profoundly interconnected.
  • The Enlivening Field in turn rests on the Coherent Field (dhyAna kshetram), a level of exist-ence that holds infinite potential and is unmanifest.
  • The aforesaid three fields manifest out of the Generative Field (satchitAnanda kshetram), in the realm of unified Consciousness.

When leaders recognise these fields within themselves and begin moving from the Entropic to the En-livening and Coherent Fields, it enables their organisations to transform/stabilise in the deeper fields. This inner movement happens through deep introspection enabled by Yogic practices.

The participants and the faculty will co-create the energy fields that would seed and nurture the program space /container. Through the process of co-holding and co-nurturing participants will be enabled to ground in their Inner Presence, which is the first step on their journey towards Yogic Presence.

PROGRAM REGISTRATION & FEES:

Module 1: Awakening Inner Presence, Residential In-Person

3 days at Bengaluru, India.

From Thu, 24th Nov, 4:00 PM to Sun, 27th Nov, 2:00 PM IST

INR 54,000/- inclusive of food and accommodation

Module 2: Nurturing Inner Presence in a Context, Online

Dec 2022 – Feb 2023, 12 weeks , 3 hours / week, INR 36,000/-

The cohort will be limited to a maximum of 20 participants.

Last date of Registration: 18th November 2022

Venue for Module 1: Montfort Spirituality Centre, #184, Old Madras Rd, Binna Mangala Next to Vivekananda Metro Station Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038

Contact : Anil Grovor

WhatsApp : +91 97051 69006

Mail : anil@atmatva.com

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Contributions can be made to the following A/c : 

Name : International Forum for India’s Heritage

SB A/c No. : 10566815857

IFSC Code : SBIN0003061

State Bank of India, R.S. Puram, Coimbatore

PAN of IFIH Trust : AAATI3002J

Contributions for Module 1 & Module 2 can be made to the a/c of IFIH Trust with 80G exemption.

A Model of Personal Harmony From the Bhagavad Gita

High stress levels across the globe has made personal harmony and peace a survival issue for the global community. Prof Dharm Bhawuk will be sharing unique insights on personal harmony based on a model that he has distilled from the Bhagavad Gita.

Key distinctions between western and Indian psychology will be examined in the backdrop of their differing approaches to desires. Further, the role of desires in destabilizing personal harmony and the Five Force Model of Destabilization of Self will be discussed.

Professor Bhawuk will also present the process Model of Personal Disharmony and the solution offered by the Bhagavad Gita in overcoming it. He will briefly dwell upon key Indic/Yogic practices that nurture and sustain personal harmony.