PJC-1 Himalaya Class 2015
Students are encouraged to participate in the contact classes as there is no real substitute to learning directly from the guru. In addition to the lessons, some mantra initiations are also done during these classes which enable you to be a perfect jyotiṣa paṇḍita. Please note that students opting for certification will have to participate in the contact classes for one week (at least) in the third and fifth academic years.
All members of Parāśara Jyotiṣa Course Year-1 Himalaya-IV batch (2015) are welcome to participate in this contact class.
Participation is extended ONLY to the members of PJC previous batch (2013) with the hope that those of you who could not attend to the first year can avail of this. If some of you who have attended the first year wish to again attend PJC Year-1, please inform Sarbani Rath and she will place you in the list of participants. However this will depend on seats available and explicit prior approval of Course Director
The Contact Course is completely FREE of Cost. You do not have to pay additional fee or cost to attend this course in the Himalayas except your own travel, stay and incidentals.
The traditional method of giving a gift in cash or kind to the teacher is called guru dakṣiṇa. It is your wish and only if you wish to do so, you can make a goft or donation. What you give cannot be refused by the guru especially when he is in this mode of teacher of vedāñga jyotiṣa. So please think before giving anything as dakṣiṇa. If you wish to give money, please cover it in an envelope to avoid the effects of the strong rajas guṇa associated with money.
The appropriate time to give this is after the class and normally, in private.
The location is exceptional, right on the banks of Bhim Tal. You can actually see the lake from your rooms, forget the balconies which almost feel like dropping to the gleaming surface of Bhim Tal during moon lit evenings. It is at Bhimtal so very well accessible. And most importantly, though it overlooks the lake, it is not on the main road. So it can not get any better than that. It is a walking distance from the touristy market of Bhim Tal and hence on location and access.
22kms away from Nainital and at a height of 4500 feet above sea level Bhimtal is centrally situated among the famous lakes of Kumaon. A total of 9 lakes in the region offer excellent rowing paddle boating, trekking , fishing, swimming and picnic opportunities. This lake town has the distinct advantage of a very pleasant weather all around the year because of its ideal altitude. Bhimtal takes its name from mighty Bhim (one of the Pandavas). In Hinduism. This picturesque lake perked by an island is believed to be full of Mahabharata legends. Today this lake interlude has emerged as a ‘different’ tourist destination.
There are many government and private institutions in Bhimtal which include Tassar Regional Research Center (Ministry of Textile, Govt. of India), National Cold Water Fisheries Institute, Jan Sikshan Sansthan, Birla Institute of Applied Sciences (a Institute if Higher Technical Education), Kumaon University Campus (Faculty of Management and Pharmacy) and District Institute of Teachers Education (DITE).
Hotel Neelesh Inn, Mandir Marg, Bhimtal, Uttarakhand
Rates are copied from 2013 – check with mentor for latest
Negotiated room rates for the course: (1) Double Sharing is Rs 1600/- Per person per day. (2) Single Room Rs.2500/- Per person per day. Please indicate your preference. This cost includes room and board plus all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea/coffee during classes) and TAXES. It does not include laundry, long-distance calling etc. However, internet is FREE and included in this cost and you are advised to use Skype to call home, when you have the time to feel homesick or are just catching up.
Participants accompanied by spouse can avail of this cheap facility for family/spouse as well. Please book and pay directly to the hotel by getting in touch with Neelesh Gunwant at firstname.lastname@example.org . Kindly inform Sarbani Rath email@example.com intent and number of family/spouse accompanying.
- By cheque or direct deposit at the following bank A/C nos. favoring “Neelesh Inn”:
- IDBI Bank, Bhimtal branch, Neelesh Inn A/C No. 404102000000082
- Axis Bank, Haldwani branch, Neelesh Inn A/C No. 584010200000268
- PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org