FAQs

About Program

What is the name of the program?

Siri Jeevan

What is it about?

Break from Economy; Enter into Ecology.

That's a bouncer. can I have more details, please?

Take a break from the economy and indulge into ecology by living with trees, eating the right food, practicing a healthy lifestyle by using natural products, taking a nature walk, doing yoga and getting adequate relaxation and sleep.

Medium of interaction?

English

Who would guide this program?

Dr. Sarala

Who is Dr. Sarala ?

Daughter of Dr. Khadar Valli.

Who is Dr. Khadar Valli?

There is a lot about this person. But to keep it short he is an independent scientist, homeopathic doctor, father of jungle farming and known as the millet man of India.

Is he on Facebook?

https://www.facebook.com/drkhadarmillets

Is he on Twitter as well?

https://twitter.com/DrKhadarValli

How about some fan following?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1757694584355923

God, he seems to be popular. Can I see his work?

For ad free video, see this non commercial channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9COKlzNEWQXTFdCkdeggSg

For some references, see this article: http://www.riseforindia.com/dr-khader-diet-correct-medicine-not-needed

Will he conduct the program?

That's too much of an expectation. The program will be conducted by his daughter who has internalized his work and is also a doctor and instructor by profession.

Okay, what would I learn in the program?

Learn the science behind the food, cause of disease, pathway to health, connect with nature and methods to preserve ecology.

Too good. I live in the metro and how about some fresh air?

We understand the primary need. Get a dose of oxygen by living with trees and staying away from the city.

Interesting, what about water?

Drink structured water made with the help of a copper plate.

I am tired of jogging in polluted air. Any alternatives?

Exercise by natural yoga – walking in the woods.

Cool, can I top it up?

Sure, practice the most useful yoga asanas.

Awesome, how about my mind?

Meditate appreciating pure air, structured water, a variety of food and the creation. Also, indulge in pranayam.

Forgot to ask, what about my food?

Eat food made with structured water, Siridhanya/positive millets, naturally grown vegetables/pulses, sea salt, Ghani/cold pressed oils, and palm jaggery.

Any provision of the Jain meal?

Yes.

Fantastic! Some drinks too?

Why not! Savour kashaya made out of herbal leaves.

Tell me more? Anything else I can do to save ecology?

Of course! use charcoal based tooth powder, natural/herbal tooth brushes, natural/herbal soaps, and natural/herbal shampoo.

Can't wait! When I can join?

Check-in to be decided.

Do I have to really leave after the program?

Well, everything comes an end. Good things too. Checkout to be decided. Overall it's a 3 night and 3 day program.

Do I have to really stay overnight?

Yes. Personal time is very rare and precious. Why not spend it stargazing from a quite place?

Understood, where do I need to come?

Please come to below venue.

Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini, Keshav Srushti,

Essel World Road, Uttan Village, Bhayander West,

Uttan, Mira Bhayandar, Maharashtra 401106,

Website: http://www.rmponweb.org/.

Does it cost me anything?

Well, everything good has a price. It costs Rs. 9,999/- (all inclusive) on sharing basis with people of the same gender.

Sounds little expensive, can I get the best price?

This event is not for profit initiative. Above is the best price that we could work out after accounting for facility charges, special arrangements for food and logistics.

Makes sense, but a final one though, do I have to share my accommodation?

Sharing is caring. You will be sharing the accommodation with people of the same gender.

Are kids allowed during the session?

Kids are wonderful. We would love to have them around. Kids above 3 years are charged full amount.

No more questions, how do I register?

Register by calling +91 9004141534, +91 8007221000, +91 9819812923 or submitting the form on Registrations tab.

About Lifestyle

What to eat?

Eat Siridhanya as a staple food. One can make all varieties like idli, dosa, rotis, rice items, snacks, and sweet and hot foods using them. Do not mix different millets together. Additionally, avoid using it as multigrain flour. Each Siridhanya is unique and helps in curing our body when taken individually.

What is Siridhanya?

Group of five positive millets namely Foxtail, Little, Kodo, Barnyard, and Browntop millets together are called Siridhanya.

What are the local names of Siridhanya?

Please see the table at the bottom.

What not to eat?

Stop consumption of rice, wheat, non-vegetarian food, maida (all-purpose flour), tea, coffee, sugar, A1 (jersey) milk, refined oils, health drinks (Bournvita/ Horlicks/ Complan etc), Indian cottage cheese (paneer), soya, packaged and junk food (chocolates, ice creams, cool drinks, pizzas, burgers etc).

What to drink?

Structured water and herbal decoctions (kashaya) made from fresh leaves. Use a minimum of 3 Kashayams from the table each week. Take a fistful of clean fresh leaves, boil them in structured water for 4 minutes, strain, and drink.

How to make structured water?

Store water in a steel or clay pot with a copper plate immersed in it for 7 hours or overnight. Use this water the next day for all cooking and drinking purposes. A copper plate helps in removing plastic nano-particles and other impurities from water. The copper plate should be cleaned every day using tamarind or lemon and salt.

How to prepare kashaya?

Take 150 to 200 ml of structured water and allow it to boil. Add leaves in the boiling water and leave it for four minutes. Turn off the flame and close the vessel with a lid for 2 minutes. Strain the mixture and drink the ‘kashaya’ warm or at room temperature. Consume this ‘Kashaya’ 2 or 3 times daily. ‘Kashayas’ should be consumed once in the morning on an empty stomach, the second time in the afternoon, and the third time in the evening one hour before dinner. Note on the amount of leaves: big leaves like peepal and pongamia 3 to 4 (cut the big leaves into small pieces); small leaves like pudina and methi half a fistful.

Which leaves kashaya to be used to boost immunity?

Bermuda Grass (Cynodon dactylon)

Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum)

Heart Leaved Moonseed (Tinospora cordifolia)

Stone/Wood Apple (Aegle marmelos)

Pongame (Pongamia pinnata)

Neeem (Azadirachta indica)

Peepal (Ficus religiosa )

What not to drink?

Milk (not even A2), coffee and tea.

What about milk products?

Never consume milk directly even if it is desi cow (A2) milk instead use desi cow (A2) milk for making curd, buttermilk, and ghee. One can even extract milk at home by using sesame seeds, groundnuts, finger millet, coconut, and safflower seeds. Milk extracted from these grains and seeds can also be used to make curd.

What about oils?

Use only wooden ghani (bull-driven) oils extracted from groundnuts, safflower, sesame, and coconut and store them in glass jars. As they are cold pressed, the nutrients are preserved.

What about sugar/sweetener?

Use palm jaggery as a sweetener instead of sugar and sugarcane jaggery (not suggested for sugar patients). Avoid the use of artificial sweeteners.

Which utensils to use for cooking?

Use stainless steel (Salem steel 304) or clay utensils for cooking. Use a cast iron griddle for making chapattis and dosa. Avoid using a pressure cooker.

How to exercise?

Walk for at least 1.5 hours daily. If you experience trouble while walking, massage well with sesame oil.

How long to meditate?

Meditate for at least 10 to 15 minutes daily.

How and when to sleep?

Sleep in total darkness without any lights for a good and undisturbed sleep. Wake up before sunrise, complete dinner by sunset, and sleep by 9 p.m.

How to get vitamin D if you are not exposed to sunlight or short of sunlight?

Mushrooms have a compound called "Ergosterol". When they are exposed to sunlight light or sun dried, significant amounts of vitamin D is produced. Sun dried mushrooms should be consumed after soaking them for a couple of hours (preferably 7 to 8 hours) along with the soaked water in the form of soup or curry.

About Farming:

What is the most sustainable way to carry out farming?

It’s through ‘Forest Farming’.

What is ‘Forest Farming’?

Forest farming is the cultivation of high-value specialty crops under a forest canopy that is intentionally modified or maintained to provide shade levels and habitat that favor growth and enhance production levels.

Who invented ‘Forest Farming’’?

Dr. Khadar Valli.

How to build a forest?

By planting keystone species and allowing nature to take over.

What are the keystone species?

Neem, Tamarind, Jackfruit, Jamun, Peepal, Banyan, Pongamia, Fig, Terminalia bellirica.

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