Ayurveda is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “The Science of Life.” Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the “Mother of All Healing.” It stems from the ancient Vedic culture and was taught for many thousands of years in an oral tradition from accomplished masters to their disciples. Some of this knowledge was set to print a few thousand years ago, but much of it is inaccessible. Ayurveda is the art of daily living in harmony with the laws of nature. The aims and objectives of this science are to maintain the health of a healthy person and to heal the disease of an unhealthy person. Both prevention (maintenance of good health) and healing are carried out by entirely natural means. According to Ayurveda, health is a state of balance among the body’s three fundamental energies, or doshas. Vata –quality of movement, pitta –quality of transformation, and kapha – building block materials. And an equally vital balance among body, mind and consciousness.

The DOCTOR from INDIA is a meditative and immersive portrait of the life and work of Dr. Vasant Lad, the holistic health pioneer who first brought the ancient medical practice of Ayurveda from India to the west in the late 1970s. Integrating his gifts as both a healer and a mystic, Dr. Lad has dedicated his life to sharing what is considered the oldest healthcare system on earth in the complex medical landscape of the United States. This is the beautiful and inspiring story of a man who has for decades been quietly at the center of a revolutionary movement to change the way we care for our bodies and our spirits. Directed by Jeremy Frindel (One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das) with an elegant musical score by Rachel Grimes, and featuring Deepak Chopra, Robert Svoboda, David Frawley, and Claudia Welch.

On November 5th, The Vashon Theatre will be screening the documentary THE DOCTOR FROM INDIA. This screening will be hosted by Life in Balance Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Center, Meadow Heart Ayurveda, Love Is My Religion and Barefoot Goat studio + kitchen. There will be time for discussion following the viewing of the movie. Light refreshments will be provided. Admission is by donation.

Green Tech Night, November 5, 2019 @ 6pm. The Vashon Theatre.