It is the common experience of students, junior teachers and young practioners of Ayurveda , who in the beginning of their professional career come across certain points of topics/subjects in texts, which require explanation, interpretation and scientific understanding. In some of the colleges, where the faculty is deficient of senior and experienced teachers , the students pass out without much understanding on the concepts of Ayurveda and their practical utility.
It is frequently raised and argued by the students that some of the topics of Ayurveda that could not be explained in terms of present understanding may be deleted from the syllabus, as these are not relevant in the contemporary sense .
But before entering into such conclusion, it is necessary that an interactive opportunity in the form of an open session may take place between students , eminent scholars and experienced Vaidyas, where the such points of doubt may be discussed to an agreement. It is observed that the routine workshops of specific subject/topic limit the discussion to that topic and many times fail to clarify the doubts of students for lack of time. In the fields of learning involving study of ancient texts and applying them in day-to-day practice in order to promote health care of the people, there is every possibility of queries in the professionals regarding the applicability of ancient thoughts in the present day understanding.
In order to achieve the objective of imparting clarity in ayurveda education and practice RAV organizes an Interactive workshop on some special topic of concern. The outcome of discussion is also published in the form of a book which remains available for every interested reader even after the completion of the workshop.
So far RAV has conducted 24 Interactive Workshops on various topics as listed below:
|1||Workshop for Under Graduates at Delhi||18-19 August 2003|
|2||Workshop for Post Graduates at Delhi||26-27 December 2003|
|3||Workshop on Shalya Shalakya at BHU, Varanasi||26-27 December 2004|
|4||Workshop on Rasashastra & Bhashajya Kalpana Vigyan at GAU, Jamnagar||26-27 February 2005|
|5||Workshop on Panchakarma atCheruthuruthy (Kerala)||30 September - 2 October 2005.|
|6||Workshop on Prasuti Tantra, Stree Roga, & Kaumara Bhritya at Delhi||29-30 November 2005|
|7||Workshop on Dravyaguna at Guwahati||19-21 January 2006|
|8||Workshop on Kaya Chikitsa at Jaipur||11-12 March 2006|
|9||Workshop on Hepatological Disorders at Delhi||30-31 January 2007|
|10||Workshop on Urinary Disorders at Bhopal||13-14 March 2007|
|11||Workshop on Pranavaha Srotas Disorders, Jhallander||12-13 October 2007|
|12||Workshop on Asthivaha Srotas of Joints and Joints, Tirupati||24-26 March 2008|
|13||Workshop on Rakhtavaha Srotas related to Cardio-vascular System, Disorders and their management||3 - 4 Nov., 2008|
|14||Workshop on Evidence Based Clinical Practice in Ayurveda||21 - 22 March, 2009|
|15||Workshop on Marma and Management of Marmabhighat in Ayurveda||3-4 Dec., 2009|
|16||Workshop on Kriya Shareer in Ayurveda||19-21 March 2010|
|17||Workshop on Nadi Pariksha in Ayurveda||21-22 Feb., 2011|
|18||Workshop on Prognosis through Arishta Lakshanas and their Scientific basis||23-24 March 2011.|
|19||Workshop on Mamsavaha Srotas and Neuro-muscular system, diseases and their management through Ayurveda||10-11 March, 2012.|
|20||Workshop on Ayurvedic Formulations – Classical Prescriptions & Current Practices||22-23 March, 2012.|
|21||Interactive Workshop on Clinical Diagnosis in Ayurveda – subjective & objective approach.||20-22 Dec, 2012|
|22||Interactive Workshop on Shukravaha Srotas and Artavavaha Srotas, their Srotodushti Vikara and Management||23-24 March, 2014|
|23||Interactive Training Programme on Kumarbhritya||24-25 Jan., 2014|