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JUNGIAN ENCOUNTER WITH THE NATURE & WILDERNESS SOUL OF INDIA Sponsored by the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York Guest Faculty – Ashok Bedi M.D., Jungian Psychoanalyst February 03 – 15, 2023

February 3 - February 15

Sponsored by the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York
Guest Faculty – Ashok Bedi M.D., Jungian Psychoanalyst
February 03 – 15, 2023


In this Age of the Resilience, as countries across the world open up, ease travel restric-tions and re-instate flights, we felt that it is the right time to plan the next Jungian En-counter to India in February 2023.


With that in mind we bring you our next Jungian Encounter with the Soul of India. We have carefully chosen destinations that connect you with the Soul of India’s Nature, Culture and ancient traditions. Our focus this year will be on South India. Following his trip to India in 1937-38, Jung was moved and inspired by the Yoga and the Tantric traditions of India and did a two-year lecture series in Zurich on the “Psychology of Yoga and Meditation”. South India is the soul of these traditions. We will explore these themes from a Jungian perspective with the backdrop of sites and stories that inspired him and continue to intrigue humanity in its quest for higher consciousness.


India represents the “Lost Continent of the Soul” for the Western Psyche. Jung advo-cated that the seekers of the Path to the Soul learn all they can about their own spiritual and cultural traditions and then immerse themselves with another cultural and spiritual tradition as a sort of an Archimedean point to get a deeper and multidimensional view of the blind spots of their own tradition and spiritual framework. This leads to deeper ap-preciation of your own sacred ground from an archetypal perspective. The Archetypes are the common substrate – the building blocks of DNA of the Psyche of all the spiritual and psychological processes.
This study group includes 12 hours of Continuing Education Credits under the auspices of the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. Of course, the most interesting discussions take place informally and organically on the buses and trains, temples and marketplaces, streets and riverboats as we explore the cultural and spiritual treasures of this oldest, continuous, living civilization on earth!
The trip will be escorted by Dr. Ashok Bedi, Jungian analyst and expert alongwith his wife Usha Bedi an expert on Indian culture and cuisine. Regine Oesch- Aiyer, Founder of Mindful Journeys, an Indophile with deep-rooted connections to India, will lead the trip.
The Jungian Faculty for this journey is Ashok Bedi, M.D., a Jungian psychoanalyst and a board-certified psychiatrist. A Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, he is a Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and a training analyst at the Carl G. Jung Institute of Chicago. He is the liaison for the IAAP for developing Jungian training programs in India. He leads the an-nual “Jungian Encounter with the Soul of India” study group to several centers in India under the auspices of the New York Jung Foundation. His publications and upcoming programs may be previewed at www.pathtothesoul.com

Usha Bedi of Milwaukee, Wisconsin honed her unique Indian contemporary cuisine by blending her ancestral Ayurvedic culinary principles with her experience of cooking in England and the United States. For ten years she was the Chef and owner of the highly acclaimed, chic Indian restaurant in the fashionable East side of Milwaukee, the Dancing Ganesha. She is presently on a sabbatical, while working on her book about Indian cuisine from a holistic perspective.
Regine Oesch-Aiyer, the founder of Mindful Journeys was brought up and educated in Switzerland and the United States. She spent twenty years as an executive in the Travel division at American Express Company in New York before co-founding and cu-rating Agama Gallery. A worldwide traveler with a special love for India, which she first visited soon after college, she decided to focus on a larger vision combining travel, art, and humanitarian issues. This was the founding of Mindful Journeys, a unique tour op-erator to the Indian subcontinent in 2004. She is also the founder of Meenakshi Foundation www.meenakshifoundation.org a charity providing higher education to underprivileged girls in India. Regine lives part of the year in Bangalore, India.

We look forward to your participation in this new and refreshing journey, as Dr. Ashok Bedi amplifies and deepens Jung’s writings and teachings through his talks, lectures and dream groups in light of new research in psychology and neuroscience. We will also dialogue with local experts to let the boots on the ground perspective of the time-less wisdom of India.
This educational program is intended both for the general public and for professionals. This program is being co-sponsored by the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago and the New York C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology. The C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education credits for psychologists, and the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation to provide continuing education (CE) credit for social workers, professional counselors and marriage and family therapists and maintains responsibility for educational aspects of the program and its content. Twelve (12) CEs are offered for the 12 days of instruction on the journey.

The C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago maintains responsibility for this program and its con-tent. Please note that the size of the group will be limited. Therefore, it is important that you register early in order to secure space for yourself and your friends. For more in-formation on this special journey, please visit www.mindfuljourneys.com and write to regine@mindfuljourneys.com or call 212-203-1239 for more information. We will be pleased to you have us join for this special educational venture.

For a detailed brochure and the Iternary, click on the link below

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