What is Vedic astrology?

CVA President's Message 2015

The Council of Vedic Astrology is the oldest, non-profit Vedic astrology membership/education organization in the West. We are allied with the ICAS, the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences, the oldest Vedic astrology membership organization in India, founded by the late Dr. B.V. Raman. We are a professional community of practicing Vedic astrologers that represent a plurality of schools in the Vedic community. For two decades the CVA has provided continuing education and certification of Vedic astrologers through our co-sponsorship of educational symposiums and events, but most importantly through of diverse community of nationally and internationally recognized CVA professional practicing astrologers and their educational programs spanning 12 countries. Please visit our Teachers and Practitioners page on this website to see a complete list of our professional community.

If you wish to learn Vedic astrology and become a recognized member of our professional community, please visit the CVA education and certification page on the CVA website and familiarize yourself with our certification process. Upon successful completion of our program and examination, you will be able to join the CVA as a professional practitioner and become part of our growing professional sangha of internationally recognized Vedic astrologers. Please take the time to peruse our list of teachers and practitioners, as it is a veritable Who's Who in Vedic astrology for choosing speakers or practitioners for events in the allied Vedic sciences. If you or your organization would like to co-sponsor an event or conference with the CVA, please contact me or one of our CVA board members.

The CVA just celebrated its 20th anniversary conference, The Return of the Light, this past June of 2014, featuring over 27 national and international speakers from our worldwide community. The celebration was a gala event with close to 200 hundred participants from our community. Please visit the convention photo gallery to see your favorite teachers and speakers. Visit our website frequently as we are planning our next CVA conference in 2016.

I am pleased to share with all of you that CVA's founding President, and current co-chair of the CVA certification committee, David Frawley has been the recipient of the India's Padma Bushan award in January of 2015. The only other western recipients of India's highest Civil award for 2015 were Bill and Linda Gates! In addition, David Frawley was also awarded a Dr. Litt., by the SVYASA , the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Aunsandhana Samtha, the only Yoga University officially recognized by the government of India. Dr. Frawley was the founding President of the Council of Vedic Astrology in 1993, and these awards are truly remarkable in light of his lifetime work in support of Yoga and Vedic astrology. I am pleased to share this news with all of you in the Yoga and Jyotish community, and we are so blessed to have Dr. Frawley representing the CVA some 20 years since its founding.


Dennis Flaherty
President CVA


Convention Photo Gallery

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