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Vasant Lad, BAMS, MASc

Ayurveda: The Science is Life, the Practice is Love

Vasant Lad, BAMS, MASc

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  • Ayurveda as integrative medicine, the mother of all healing systems
  • Ayurveda and Yoga: the two sides of the same coin
  • Future plans for Ayurveda to bring global healing

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  1. satish says:

    i’m an acupuncturist from India & i thank ayurvedasummit for this interview and sharing it on this site. i’m studying ayurveda out of deep interest and this interview has further inspired me. In india, one can easily study acupuncture, but not ayurveda. Ayurveda should become go the yoga way – should reach the common people thru 2 day trainings, seminars etc.

  2. Julie Clark says:

    Medicine of the heart – inspirational to hear Dr Vasant Lad, how blessed are we to have such knowledge passed down humble kind intelligence. – Ayurveda is quite simply beautiful – dedicated Ayurveda Lifestyle Practitioner and mother & teacher.
    Julie Clark
    Simply Ayurveda Australia

  3. Candice Oksenhorn says:

    What a gift to have this interview with Dr. Lad. The wisdom and knowledge he imparts is wonderful; and even more special was to see the joy, passion, gratitude and sincerity with his words. This is what I believe Ayurvedic teachings are about!

  4. Ch says:

    Thx lots. Any thoughts on Ayurveda and cancer prevention and especially treatment ? Gratefully, Ch

  5. Hana says:

    Tho overwhelmed by all the vedic terms I could not “get enough”. Just loved, loved, loved this interview.
    Thank you, I hope many young people will take upon stydying Ayurvedic medicine and practice this medicine with their hearts as Dr. Lad suggested this is the only way.

  6. Bob says:

    Thank you Dr. Lad for sharing your love, light, and wisdom with such humility. Another deeply moving and inspirational session for me. Om Shanti.

  7. Kathy Wrona says:

    Thank you both with heartfelt thanks and so much gratitude for this beautiful interview. Just so incredibly beautiful. thank you

  8. Kallisto says:

    Wonderful ~ grace & wisdom & so profound
    Shanti Dr.

  9. Jan says:

    Thank you thank you thank you! That was such a beautiful talk! I feel deeply his love and compassion through his speech and song. My heart is deeply touched. Namaste.

  10. Jen says:

    It was so nice to hear Dr.Lad speak. It warms my heart to know Ayurveda is blossoming in the U.S. Integration of Ayurveda and western medicine is comforting to me. I do not have to pick one or the other. They can work in concert together if you recognize the properties. Jai ma!❤️

  11. Krishna S. says:

    Amazing and intense talk….that someone who is a storehouse of so much knowledge is so humble. Thank you so much Dr. Lad and thank you to the Ayurveda Summit for giving us the opportunity to receive this precious knowledge!

  12. Usha Leason says:

    How very fortunate I have been to have studied with Dr Lad. He`s a master of Ayurveda and transmits it to the student like no other. I have never met some one who could see into my soul the way he did. He helped me understand and heal my spiritual and psychological pain as well as learn about Ayurveda. Namaste.

  13. Lupe says:

    I like the way Dr. Lad describes every person as a living book that a skilled practitioner can read. How to take aspirin in a safe way without the side effects was great information. How cancer patients can benefit from Ayurveda was a wonderful explanation. It is so true what Dr. Lad said about different people having the same symptom but different root causes. I liked the point he made about every medical system has wonderful things to offer but every system also has limitations and that’s why medicine should be integrated. Dr. Lad spoke about how Ayurveda is very beneficial in behavioral medicine without the need of drugs; that was great.

  14. Cécile Legraverend says:

    I am a french naturopathe and I am well decided to learn more and more about Ayurveda and bring it’s principals through my practice. Dr. Vasant is such an amazing, sincere and loving human being I am deeply inspired and touched by his being ! 🙂

  15. Curt Sanders says:

    From the bottom of my heart thank you Dr Ladd for your dedication to Ayurveda. I have been inspired by your texts ever since attending an Ayurvedic Yoga conference over ten years ago. Just like that Ayurvedic Yoga conference just listening to this short lecture an explosion of healing bliss came over me…The transcendent supremely penetrating power of Ayurveda when combined with yoga heals any imbalance in ones being. Absolutely any…Time for me to go deeper. Back to work. Thanks to everyone who made this possible. Namaste…

  16. Nici says:

    This is the most inspiring talk so far in the summit. So blessed to be able to get to know such beautiful aspect of ayurveda. Thank you, Dr Lad!

  17. Cata Rojas says:

    Love this phrase: “… When you love what you do” that is rejuvenation, Rasajana!!! soo true!
    Amazing interview!!!

  18. John C Mills says:

    Dr. Lad, since you were my teacher at Kripalu almost two years ago I have carried you with me in my heart. I am an MD, a Yoga Instructor (RYT-500) and an Ayurvedic Practitioner. Your wisdom, knowledge and love have contributed greatly to the teacher I am today. Thank you. I greatly look forward to our next meeting.

  19. SchaOn Blodgett says:

    Thank you thank you thank you! Namaste! This was amazing and beautiful!

  20. Riddhi says:

    Such a knowledgeable man( just like Charak said “Bahushrutah”). So open minded, so much of clarity. Got so much information about Ayurveda. Thank you Sir!

  21. Suki says:

    Such a beautiful talk. He touched me deeply. Bless you Dr. LAD. I hope to meet you one day.

  22. Brianna Hogan says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this summit discussion and the wisdom of Dr.Lad. Many blessings for this light! Namaste

  23. Lorien Waldron says:

    Thankyou – thankyou – thankyou – this is profound and such a gift. I have been dreaming of spending time learning from Dr.Vasant Lad for years and listening and watching this personal heart felt interview and talk has moved me so much and enriched my spirit. Thankyou! 🙂 x

  24. Ms. Cheryl says:

    Magnificent interview. I prefer these “live” interviews over the powerpoints anytime. They are more personable. Now I understand Ojas, Tejas and Prana, thank you so much — this is information I can use now. 😀

  25. cathy says:

    I’m a chiropractor and have often wondered how to combine Ayurveda with the work that I do. I’m looking forward to finding out more about this.. Wish I had visited the Ayurvedic Institute more often when I lived in Santa Fe.

  26. Enyaj says:

    Dr. Lad is the most inspirational teacher of Ayurveda because he so loves what he does. He is the embodiment of love and we all wish him a long life of vigorous health and may he continue teaching for decades to come!
    It is always a blessing to study with Dr. Lad!

  27. Lauren says:

    Feeling very inspired by Dr. Lad and his insights and optimism in the integration of Ayurveda with all other modalities!! May it be so! <3

  28. Allison Morse says:

    Mahaguru! So grateful for all you have taught me, that I get to share this with my children and that I get to go to “work” every day spreading your teachings. The healing ripple effect from what you have passed down to your students and then to our clients, is immense. Changing the lives of so many….so we can live in truth and dharma. We are so lucky!

  29. Michelle Taylor says:

    Thank you so much for this amazing talk.

  30. Rheanna Johnson says:

    This talk was inspiring and heart opening and I really enjoyed it. Vasant Lad is walking proof of the benefits that Ayurveda brings to life. Loving, wise, intelligent, kind and open hearted.

  31. Nathalie says:

    This presentation was deeply touching. I had the chance, when I did my first Yoga TT in 1999 to attend to three lectures with Dr. Lad. It changed my life. Today I am remembered that. He is the manifestation of pure love. Namaste

  32. Robin Anderson says:

    Eternal love and life consciousness Dr. Lad, we thank you for your deepest gift to mankind

  33. Marcia says:

    So wonderful to hear you speak Dr. Lad. I have read many of your books over many years. Such a soulful presentation. Thank you.

  34. Ivonne Henry says:

    Thank you so much.Namaste

  35. Sati says:

    So Lovely to hear You speak, as always, Dr. Lad! I am so Grateful for your teachings and for the opportunity to have studied with you. Your presence taught me so much more than just Ayurveda, you are Truly Embodied Love and Wisdom. Jai Guruji!

  36. Susan says:

    Dr Lad, Very inspirational. Thank you for all you do for the Ayurvedic community.

  37. Karen Whynott says:

    Thank you Dr. Lad. You are a beautiful expression of peace and wisdom. I enjoy your teachings on line and your books. Much gratitude. Namaste.

  38. ruth says:

    Thanks very much!!! It´s great 🙂

  39. Kristina says:

    What a beautiful talk. Inspirational! Dr. Lad is full of life and love, unbelievable! Thank you!

  40. Lea says:

    Provided so much insight to the future of eastern and western medicines integration!

  41. armanda dos santos says:

    Thank you so much doctor Lad.
    Profound and beautiful as usual. Namaste

  42. Shawn Marie says:

    Thank you Dr. Lad & Ayurveda Summit. I’ve never had the opportunity to hear Dr. Lad speak before today. It was truly inspiring & lovely to catch a glimpse of what Ayurveda is truly about by Dr. Lad’s comments & answers. Namaste.

  43. sonia says:

    Ireally appreciate the summit and the rich knowledge and beautiful energy of the speakers. I would rather see Dr Lad more than the signs with topics of the talk.

  44. Meagan says:

    To be inspired is to heal. Thank you for your love.

  45. Linda says:

    I love listening to Dr. Lad. He could speak on anything and I would just take it in. Such a sweetness to him! In deep appreciation I bow. Thank you!

  46. Anne says:

    Inspiring and informative.

  47. Lilly says:

    I have such gratitude for every time I have been blessed with your lovely words of Ayurveda. You are so sweet and full of love, just listening to you brings joy to my heart.

  48. Vandana Arora says:

    Absolutely awesome discussion. Thanks to Dr. Lad for his immense love for and knowledge of the science of Ayurveda and Yoga. Learnt a lot plus got motivated to learn more.

  49. Krofter says:

    Having been diagnosed with IBS-C some years before, in 1992 I acquired a copy of Dr. Ladd’s first book and was blown away. I went on to get Svoboda’s first book and numerous others since then. I found these books to be a great introductions to Ayurveda. Applying these principles 23 years ago has done more to get me in touch with my body than anything else I’ve ever done. Thank you Dr. Ladd.

  50. Cheryl Sindell says:

    Dr. Lad is brilliant and father of Ayurveda – I would consider it one of the greatest honors to meet him one day, His horizon of wisdom is palpable as he speaks… Blessings to Dr. Lad and to this summit for bringing him to the participants of this amazing coalition. From this video I feel blessed!
    Love, Cheryl Sindell – Berkeley, Ca.

  51. Lynne says:

    A very interesting and optimistic talk, and Dr Lad expresses it all with so much love. Thank you

  52. Tatiana says:

    Thank you, very inspiring!

  53. Robin says:

    I am fortunate enough to be learning Ayuryoga (integrative Ayurveda and Yoga) with someone who studies with Dr. Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque. Having heard about Dr. Lad from my teacher, as well as reading Dr. Lad’s books, I am very excited to have this opportunity to see and hear him through this summit.

  54. |Ann says:

    Thank you so much Dr.Vasant Lad for this very informative talk, integration medicine is definitely the way to go….bless you…Namaste <3

  55. Colleen says:

    Dr. lad is really interesting!! Can’t ever get enough of him and his teachings!!

  56. Cindy says:

    I feel that so much love and light was shared. He’s so kind with his wisdom

  57. Charu says:

    Loved the talk of Dr.Lad. Wealth of information. Thank you for this summit

  58. Lucas Miller says:

    I’m not getting sound on this video. Is anybody else having this problem ?

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