Dennis Flaherty



Vedic Astrology Classes

Dennis teaches all of his classes and workshop in the time honored oral tradition of Shruti, which in Sanskrit means that which is heard. In this way there is a direct connection between the teacher and student. All classes and workshop are available through a platform of live interaction so that students can participate in a real time learning environment regardless of location nationally or internationally. Your instructor, Dennis Flaherty, is one of the foundational people who have brought the astrology of India to the West these past three decades. All classes and workshop are recognized toward CVA certification through the Council of Vedic Astrology (CVA), the oldest Vedic astrology organization in the West.

Your instructor, Dennis Flaherty, is one of the four foundational people who co-sponsored the International Symposiums on Vedic Astrology that brought the great teachers of Vedic Astrology to speak to live western audiences the last two decades. He continues that tradition each year by offering live phone conferencing classes in Vedic Astrology at the Northwest Institute of Vedic Sciences. Dennis is one of the founding members of the CVA. He is an approved teacher of the CVA and all classes and workshops count toward CVA certification.

Winter Trimester 2017 Mentor Series

The mentoring class is only available as an option for Dennis' correspondence course students only. It is a live interactive class that continues to build the student's Vedic chart interpretation skills in a structured progressive learning environment. Course materials are presented for each of the four classes that comprise the series.

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Dates: Thursdays — May 11, June 15, July 13 and August 17
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
Price: $240.00
Class Type: Teleconference


Dharma and Right Vocation and Your Life's Purpose

Each person has a rightful path in pursuit of the realization of the self. This rightful path of personal purpose is called swadharma in Sanskrit. To discover this the ancient Vedas of India say to consult a Vedic astrologer. That ancient advice is as timely now as it was then, particularly in the light of these times of increasing vocational stress and confusion due to the globalization of the workforce. The social contract of work has changed in our times from the security and longevity of the local marketplace to the increased performance and productivity of a global marketplace model as documented by James Huntington's 2012 best seller Work's New Age. Huntington reveals that the end of full employment is already here and how the lack of work is already reflected in changing social patterns and a person's sense of self-worth and identity.

This class will teach you the vidya of vocation, from the ancient philosophical foundational principles of Dharma to the modern expression of that Dharma in today's Western workplace. Dennis will clearly explain the vocational indicators of each of the planets, the ashrams of vocational expression, and the classic astrological principles in the timing and fruition of career. Let Vedic astrology help you light the way and truly discover the real difference between work and right vocation during these challenging times. This class is for beginning and advanced students of Vedic astrology.

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Dates: Sunday, July 16,  2017
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST
Price: Class $75.00; audio CDs with class registration $25.00
Class Type: Prepaid phone conference


The Eastern Moon through Western Eyes

This workshop will present a comprehensive analysis of the Chandra, the Moon, and explain why this planet is considered the most important of the Grahas in Vedic astrology. Chandra represents the fertile ground of consciousness upon which the drama of life is perceived. It was the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer who proclaimed: "Every person takes the limits of their vision as the limits of the world." Understanding the Moon's constellation, phase of fullness, aspects, Chandra Yogas, placement, as well as lunar mansion, or Nakshatra, is to truly walk a mile in another person's mind and perceive the potential of their destiny through their eyes. Further, this class will introduce the student to the foundational principles of Panchanga, the lunar calendar that is used to choose auspicious timing of events. This class is for both beginning to advanced students, as Chandra is such a foundational planet for chart interpretation. You would have to be a lunatic to miss this class.

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Date: Sunday, August 20,  2017
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST
Price: Class $75.00; audio CDs with class registration $25.00
Class Type: Prepaid phone conference

Rahu and America's Date with Destiny

"To everything there is a season, and time to every purpose under the heavens," from Ecclesiastes is the tune for these times as America has entered into a new season of time; the cycle of Rahu.  Rahu is the planet of storm and rebellion in Vedic astrology and it will come as no surprise that the United States was born on July 4, 1776 in the planetary cycle of Rahu! America again entered the storm cycle of Rahu last year and elected Donald Trump on a revolutionary platform within his own party while Trump himself was in the planetary cycle of Rahu! If we wish to forecast the fruit of a particular season, we need to look back on the historical record of that past season, for as Mark Twain mused, "History never repeats itself, but often it rhymes."  Join Dennis as he forecasts Rahu's cycle and America's date with destiny!

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Date: Friday, September 22,  2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Bhakti Yoga, Portland, Oregon
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Vedic Astrology and Celestial Fabric of Relationship

Eastern and western cultures are founded on fundamentally different principles regarding relationship. The social fabric of the east orientates the person more towards the family and the west more towards the individual. This workshop will explore the wisdom of Vedic astrology as it relates to our most personal love relationships. Dennis will explore the celestial fabric of each of the planetary types and how they influence our compatibility in our most human need – the need to deeply connect with others in a world that is inherently isolating. Please provide your birth data at registration so you can bring your planets, but also bring your hearts.  

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Dates: Saturday, September 23,  2017
Time: 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM PST
Place: Bhakti Yoga, Portland, Oregon
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