Retire your Family Karma

Saturday, November 25, 2017 9:00am  5:00pm The Heritage Room, University College, University of Melbourne40 College CrescentParkville, VIC, 3052vAustralia PRESENTED BY ASHOK BEDI, MD PSYCHIATRIST & JUNGIAN ANALYST (USA) Life in the West, and increasingly in the East, is lived in the fast lane. Technology is moving forward at an exponential pace. The standard of material living is gradually rising in the industrialized and developing nations. We are exploring and exploiting the treasures of Mother Earth, sometimes enhancing but more often depleting the resources for our grandchildren and future generations. As we harvest the gifts of our civilization, it is crucial that we calculate the karmic price tag. Karma is the Hindu concept of the choices we make and the consequences those choices bear. What kind of legacy are we leaving for future generations? As individuals, families, and communities, what emotional ledger sheet are we leaving for the future? Who will retire the consequences of karma we leave behind, when we leave this life with unfinished business? LEARNING OBJECTIVES Summarize the basics of the understanding and the assessment of your Family Karma Discuss the dynamics of your relationship patterns that depict the underlying Family Karma Examine the authenticity of your career choices and how your Family Karma impacts these Present the Kundalini Yoga perspective on understanding your Family Karma Articulate the role of Genograms on assessing and retiring your Family Karma Explain the role of the family legends, rumours, fantasies, fascinations, family tragedies and roots on the workings of your Family Karma Illustrate with clinical vignettes the workings of Family Karma. This seminar is the residential component accompanying the 5 week online course Transforming Complexes as Pathways to Vocation.   The seminar may also be purchased separately, space permitting. […]

Retire Your Family Karma at Jung Platform 2022

Discover where your family blessings and conflicts are manifesting in your life. Find where your ancestors are supporting or blocking your journey with Dr. Bedi.

The Spiritual Paradox of Addiction

  Addicts have a high degree of spiritual desire. The problem is they don’t know how to approach the numinous directly and instead take destructive detours. Dr. Ashok Bedi has treated people with addictions for decades, drawing from both Eastern spirituality and Western psychology. He views the 12 Step Program with a lens that’s practical, personal and Jungian. He describes the bargain with the devil that addicts make, and practices from ancient wisdom traditions and modern medicine to retire this bargain. This inspiring course will help you understand the dynamics of your own addictions and those of others. Be assured by Ashok that something greater than you can restore your sanity. For more information  

New Beginnings

Alchemy – An Analytical, Neuroscientific and an Eastern Perspective Ashok Bedi, M.D., Jungian Analyst-CSJA Saturday September 30, 2023, A LIVE and ONLINE VIRTUAL PRESENTATION IN MILWAUKEE 8:30 AM – 4 PM, CST

Alchemy – An Analytical, Neuroscientific and an Eastern Perspective Ashok Bedi, M.D., Jungian Analyst-CSJA Saturday September 30, 2023, A LIVE and ONLINE VIRTUAL PRESENTATION IN MILWAUKEE 8:30 AM – 4 PM, CST 324 West Vine Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212 (Street Parking) -Ring the doorbell to enter – Not Handicap Accessible. 6 Hours of CE credits   Registration: http://: Fees: Virtual:  $ 120 In Person $ 145 (includes lunch, snacks and beverages)-choose, Chicken or Vegetarian Student Fees: Virtual: $ 60 In Person $ 85 (includes lunch, snacks and beverages)- choose, Chicken or Vegetarian Specify: 1. In person – 2. Virtual TO REGISTER: Directions to seminar site: Alchemy is a window into the structure and the workings of the unconscious. Jung’s Analytical Psychology offers a unique view of the dynamics of the unconscious and a method to dialogue with it using the vast treasure trove of world Alchemic literature. This presentation will explore the history and the core concepts of Alchemy. It will describe the Alchemic themes in the Individual dream symbolism and the collective unconscious. It will amplify the alchemic perspective on human relationships in general and therapeutic relationships in particular using the text of Rosarium Philosophorum. It will conclude with the Alchemy of the Individuation process chronicled in Jung’s final opus, Mysterium Coniunctionis. Learning Objectives Describe the history development of the Alchemic approach in Jung’s Analytical Psychology Identify the core Alchemic concepts and symbols. Apply the Alchemic principles to decode the individual dream symbolism. Discuss the workings of the collective unconscious using Wolfgang Pauli’s dream series discussed by Jung. Apply the Alchemic paradigm to unpack the therapeutic relationship using the images of the Rosarium Philosophorum. Analyze the Individuation process using the Alchemic framework […]

JUNGIAN ENCOUNTER WITH THE WOUNDED SOUL OF INDIA Co-sponsored by the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York and C.J. Jung Institute of Chicago Faculty – Ashok Bedi M.D., Jungian Psychoanalyst, Ami Bedi, LPC, NCC of Akhilanda Consulting is a Milwaukee-based psychotherapist with a specialization in trauma therapy. February 24 – March 7, 2024

Jung 2024 Final (2) Suffering is part of the human condition. Every individual and society experience loss, crises, and trauma at some point. Due to several variables, there is an entire spectrum of outcomes from those who struggle to reconcile and integrate their trauma, and others are able to move through post traumatic growth. India has experienced deep and repetitive trauma over the last millennium while striving to maintain the integrity of its multitude of philosophies and cultures. What is the secret of its survival and continuing spiritual growth against all the currents of time and history? And in what ways have those been compromised, or evolved? What are the lasting marks of those generational traumas on individuals, families, and cultures? And for our inquiry, what lessons does it hold as we navigate our own crises and traumas? We will explore these questions with the help of the spirit of India, its archetypes, traditions, stories and rituals. Explore India and its timeless spirit with the unique Jungian lens of Analytical psychology under the guidance of the quaternity of Ashok Bedi, M.D., Jungian analyst, Ami Bedi LPC NCC, trauma specialist and psychotherapist, Usha Bedi retired chef of Dancing Ganesha, cultural consultant and culinary expert about everything Indian, and Regine Oesch-Aiyer, head navigator and Indophile with her unique blend of her Swiss precision amid the perpetual Indian chaos. Describe the archetype of Akhilanda – the goddess who is never not broken and critique its guidance on trauma management. For more information on this special journey, please visit and write to or call 212-203-1239 for more information. We will be pleased to have you join us for this special educational venture. Faculty The Jungian Faculty for […]

Myths to Live By: A Jungian, Eastern & Clinical Perspective In-Person & Online Ashok Bedi, MD, Jungian Analyst Saturday, May 4, 2024 | 8:30am – 4:30pm, CST 324 West Vine Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212. Street Parking. Not Handicap Accessible. 6 CEs Available

324 West Vine St. Milaukee, WI 324 West Vine Street, Miwlaukee, WI, United States

Description Myths are the building blocks of the collective unconscious. Just as dreams communicate the archetypal guidance to the individuals, myths communicate these archetypes to the culture and communities. Myths are the dreams of cultures. Myths have a unique cultural flavor and a cross cultural resonance. Generally, the “Hero Myths” may symbolize the ego complex, the “Mother Myths” may symbolize the return to the unconscious and the “Child Myths” may symbolize emerging Self and the “Creation Myths” may symbolize the process of the creation of new consciousness, restoration, renewal, and transformation.  We will explore the structure and the Alchemic Hermeneutic method to analyze the myths. We will explore the myth of Goethe’s Faustian Bargain and the Sufi myth of the Rebirth mystery embedded in the 18th Surah of Quran from a Jungian lens as these guide us in the therapeutic vessel and the larger cultural theater. Join me in exploration of the timeless wisdom of our depths. Schedule 8:30-9 AM, CST – Check in on site or via zoom link. 9 AM -10:30 AM, CST – Structure and Analysis of Myths 10:45 AM -12:15 PM, CST – Alchemic Hermeneutics 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM, CST – Lunch Break and network with your peers 1:15 PM – 2: 45 PM, CST – Goethe’s Faust – Ashok Bedi 3 PM-4:30 PM, CST – 18th Sura of Quran- A Sufi Perspective Learning Objectives After attending this course, attendees will be able to: Discuss the structure of myths and a method of analyzing a myth and outline some source materials. Demonstrate the method of alchemic hermeneutics to explore a myth using the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice as a prototype. Analyze Goethe’s Faust and the myth of the Faustian bargain as a prototype […]

ASHOK BEDI Profiles of the Self in Relationship and Over a Lifespan   July 19-20, 2024 Weekend Online Workshop with ASHOK BEDI Profiles of the Self in Relationship and Over a Lifespan Relationships are the soil in which the seed of the soul blossoms to its fullest potential. Our life journey begins in the matrix of relationships with the mother and father. It is enriched by friendships, ripens into an erotic relationship, then returns to the Self in old age and engages the transcendent in preparation for death, in uroboric conclusion of our journey to our celestial origins.   This weekend, we dive into these relationships and stages of life with Jungian psychoanalyst and a board-certified psychiatrist Ashok Bedi.   Throughout life, friendships can be mirrors to our soul. We will draw on Eastern spirituality, analytical psychology, and emerging neuroscience as valuable guidance in navigating these encounters. The Yoga Sutra, written by the sage Patanjali, crystallizes four types of relationships. Psychoanalyst Heinz Kohut proposes three modes of friendship. Together, we will explore these tales of tangled souls, asking: What are the rules of engagement? Is your enemy your most precious friendship?   The relationship of marriage becomes the matrix of projections and reintegration for the Soul. When we work through and withdraw these projections, how do we experience the other? The tale of Krishna and his 16,000 lovers, from the Hindu Bhagwad Purana, is instructive to address this mystery.   Eventually we arrive at old age, where we ask, what do we hold and what do we fold? How to triage the priorities in aging? Is there life after death? We will explore this issue based on recent research, including Atul Gawande’s thesis “On Being Mortal.” As death is certain for everyone, how do we prepare for death and […]