About

NAMARUPA, Categories of Indian Thought, is a journal that seeks to record, illustrate, honor, as well as  comment on the many systems of knowledge, practical and theoretical, that have originated in India. Passed down through the ages, these systems have left tracks, paths already traveled, which can guide us back to the Self    the source of all names [NAMA] and forms [RUPA]NAMARUPA presents articles that shed light on the  incredible array of DARSHANAS, YOGAS and VIDYAS that have evolved over thousands of years in India’s  creatively spiritual minds and hearts. The publishers have created this journal out of a love for the knowledge that it reflects, and desire that its content be presented clearly and inspirationally, but without any particular agenda or sectarian bias. The aim is to permit contributors to present offerings that accurately represent their own traditions, without endorsement or condemnation. Each traditional perspective on reality is like a different branch on a vast tree of knowledge, offering diverse fruits to the discerning reader.

“Just as a big Banyan tree sprouts from a tiny seed, so the wide universe with names & forms sprouts forth from the Heart.” Sri Ramana Maharishi


Publishers & Editors: Robert Moses and Eddie Stern {Please see below for Out of Station Schedules}

Robert Moses grew up in South Africa where he studied architecture. He met his guru, Swami Vishnudevananda in Israel in 1972 and served, studied under, and lived with Swamiji until his passing in 1993. Robert then married and worked in the outdoor retail industry as a photographer, maintaining daily sadhana and teaching Yoga and Vedanta. Swamiji told him to “Take people around India” which he does to this day. He lives in New Hampshire, USA with his wife Meenakshi, raising their children Satya, Tejas and Sita.

Eddie Stern and his wife Jocelyne are the co-founders of Ashtanga Yoga New York, the Brooklyn Yoga Club and the Broome Street Temple. They studied under Ashtanga Yoga master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois from 1991 until his passing in 2009. Eddie has published several books on Pattabhi Jois and Astanga Yoga, including a translation of Pattabhi Jois’s 1960 treatise, Yoga Mala. Jocelyne and Eddie continue to study with Pattabhi Jois’s grandson and successor, Paramaguru R. Sharath Jois, and his daughter, Saraswati Jois.

Production, images and accounts:
NAMARUPA LLC, Robert Moses, P.O. Box 271, Dublin, NH 03444, Tel. 603.933.0266, Skype. robertmoses
robert@namarupa.org
Editorial, letters and submissions:
NAMARUPA LLC, Eddie Stern, 206 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205, Tel. 646.509.4174
eddiestern@me.com

Advisor:
Dr. Robert Svoboda is the first Westerner ever to graduate from a college of Ayurveda and be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India. During and after his formal Ayurvedic training he was tutored in Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotish, Tantra and other forms of classical Indian lore by his mentor, the Aghori Vimalananda. He is the author of twelve books including Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution and the Aghora series, which discusses his experiences with his mentor during the years 1975 – 1983.

Website by:
Roberto Maiocchi
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Out of Station Schedules 2019

Robert Moses

INDIA – KERALA – ATTC Level 2:  February 24 – March 8, 2019
USA – NEW HAMPSHIRE – TTC:
 April 10 – 15, 2019
CHINA – TTC Level 1: 
July 6 – August 2, 2019
INDIA – KERALA – ANATOMY OF YOGA IMMERSION: 
September 7 – October 6, 2019
INDIA – YOGA OF SYNTHESIS RETREAT + YATRA: October 6-21, 2019 Details soon.

SPAIN – HATHA YOGA INTENSIVE:  October 30 – November 13, 2019

Eddie Stern

BUENOS AIRES  November 30 – December 4, 2018
STOCKHOLM – SWEDEN January 25 – 28, 2019
LOS ANGELES – USA February 23 – 24, 2019
MILAN – ITALY March 7 – 10, 2019
HELSINKI – FINLAND April 25 – 28, 2019
ZAGREB – CROATIA June 13 – 16, 2019
CHENGDU – CHINA August 1 – 4, 2019
LONDON – UK September 25 – 30, 2019
ABERDEEN – SCOTLAND September 25 – 30, 2019
MANCHESTER – UK September 25 – 30, 2019
AMSTERDAM – THE NETHERLANDS October 5 – 6, 2019
MARFA – USA November 1 – 3, 2019
SHANGHAI – CHINA November 28 – December 1, 2019
HONG KONG – CHINA December 5 – 8, 2019

 Dr. Robert Svoboda

May 24 – 26: Poitiers, France
May 31 – June 2: The Netherlands
June 7 – 9: Copenhagen, Denmark
June 22-23: Kiev, Ukraine
Ayurveda: Where Science Meets Consciousness, and Refining the Senses: The Transformational Potential of the Indriyas, two days of lectures co-taught by Dr. Svoboda and Dr. Claudia Welch.
June 25: Prague, Czech Republic
Jun 28 – 30: Estonia
Retreat with Dr. Claudia Welch