Prof. (Dr.) B. R. Sharma

Dean, Faculty of Health and Wellness;
Prof. & Head – Department of Yogic Science

Qualification

Ph.D. (Bhakti under Dharmashastra-1984) from Rashtriya Sanskrit Samsthan, New Delhi
Manuscriptology Course (1983) through U.G.C. at University of Jammu (J&K)
M.A.
(Skt.-1980 from Jammu University Jammu (J&K),
Shastri (B.A Hon.) 1978 from Rashtriya Sanskrit Samsthan, New Delhi.

Research Experience & Other Accomplishments

Research Scholar in Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha Jammu (1980 -1984) (4 yrs)

Research Officer (Jan. 1986 to March 1996) in Philosophico -Literary Research in Yoga Kaivalyadhama Lonavla. (10 yrs)

 Asst. Research Director & Head (from March 1996 to Feb. 2013) in Philosophico-Literary  Research in Yoga, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla. (17 yrs.)

 Principal of  G.S. College of Yoga and Cultural synthesis,, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla for more than 5 Years (March 2013 to Oct.20, 2018).

 Note: (Since Jan. 1986 Dr. Sharma is actively engaged in personal research as well as supervising/executing research projects particularly related to Ethico-Socio-Philosophico-Spiritual aspects of Yoga with a view to apply the ancient yogic knowledge in various fields such as Education, Therapy and Psychology etc.)

Research Publications

A). Ph.D Thesis (Published)

 

 “A Critical Study and Editing of Bhagavad-bhakti-mahatmyam” has been published by Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (Deemed University) New Delhi and it was released on August 2, 2012 in the Programme of Sanskrit Day organized by Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (Deemed University) New Delhi at National Museum.

 

B). Published Books ( 13) : (In collaboration)

  1. Anjaneya – Chintanam: Co-Editor. Paldi, Ahmedabad, (India), Jagad Guru Shri Ramanaandacharyapeetha, Koshalendra Math, 1986.
  2. Yoga Kosha(Enlarged edition): Kaivalyadhama S. M. Y. M. Samiti, Lonavla (India) 1991.
  3. Shiva Samhita: A critical edition (Hindi), Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla, 1999.
  4. Yoga Concordence(Vol.1-IV) based on 26 Hatha Texts, (Vol.V-VI) based on 20 Yogopanisads, (Vol.VII) based on Patanjala Yoga and its Sanskrit Commentaries Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla, 2001-2008.
  5. Hatha Pradipika Jyostna: A critical edition(Hindi), Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla,2002.
  6. Descriptive Catalogue of Yoga Manuscripts(Updated) Kaivalyadhama,Lonavla, 2005.
  7. Vasishita Samhita:A critical edition (updated), Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla, 2005.
  8. Joga Pradipyaka:A critical edition, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla, 2006.
  9. Abstract Copies, 5th6th 7th  International Conference, Dec. 2006, 2009, 2012, Kaivalyadhama,  Lonavla,
  10. Yoga Karikaof Hariharananda Aranya (English Translation), Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla, 2008.
  11. Shiva Samhita(A Critical Edition- English), Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla, 2009.
  12. Jyotsna(Critical Edition-English) Kaivalyadhama,  Lonavla, Jan.. 2012.
  13. Shivasvarodayah(Critical Edition-English) Kaivalyadhama,  Lonavla, Dec.2015.

Rendered services in various Institutional Publications-

  • Hathapradipika (English & Hindi, 2nd Edition),
  • Asana Why and How?,
  • Teaching Methodology in Yoga (Hindi),
  • Patanjala Yoga Sutra (English Comm.)
  • Goraksha Shatakam (reprint 2006)

C). Articles published

Around 50 Research Papers are published in different Research Journals, Souvenirs Proceedings etc..

E). Teaching Experience (30 yrs)

  • Worked as Lecturer at Shri Ranbir Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha Jammu, for the subject of Samkhya & Yoga during the Academic Sessions 1980-81&1981-82.
  • Teaching regularly in the following Courses of G. S. College of Yoga & Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama Lonavla
    1. Patanjala Yoga Sutra to Diploma in Yoga Education
    2. Traditional Hathayoga to Diploma & Certificate Courses and
    3. Foundation of Yogato Diploma in Yoga Theray.
    4. SanskritHatha Yoga to Yoga & Vedanta Course.
  • TalksDeliveredDelivered innumerable talks on Yoga and allied subjects on the invitation as Key Note SpeakerResource   Person/   Visiting Professor in various Universities and Institutes in India. 
  • Foreign Visits – Organized Yoga Workshops and delivered Lectures on invitation from different Yoga  Associations – Spain & Italy(Oct. 28 to Dec.3, 2001) Korea  & Japan, (April 4-24, 2002) , Geneva, Switzerland (Jan.19 to April  4, 2007),  Portugal ( June  22-28,2012) , Italy ( April  24-28,2013) , Bulgaria (2013, 2014 & 2016), Hungary (2016) and Germany. (2016), Ethiopia (2016).

Administrative Experience:

    • Worked  as-
      1. Managing Editor, Yoga Mimamsa- a Quarterly Research Journal
      2. A Member of Editorial Board, Yoga Mimamsa. Executive Editor for the same (for more than   10 yrs. ). Presently working as one of the Editors
    • An Organizer:
      1. Worked asOrganizing Secretary of a National Yoga Seminar on the Eva of Sanskrit Varsha, June 3-4, 2000
      2. Organized Various batches of Certificate Course in Yoga at Pune, University, Pune
      3. OrganizedRe-orientation Programme in Yoga for S.M. & H. personnel.
      4. OrganizedIn-service  Teachers’ Training Programmes in Yoga,
      5. Organized various Yoga workshops/Camps for the executives of various companies such as Dabhol project, H.D.F.C and L &T on Stress management through Yoga.
    • Moderator & Panel member in panel discussion sessions in 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th , 7th & 8th International Conferences held at Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla.
    • Chairperson of various committees, Souvenir Committee and Member of Organizing, Programme and Finance) in organizing 2nd, 3rd ,4th, 5th, 6th,7th and 8th International Conferences (1988, 1999, 2002,  2006) and Chairperson, Programme Committee 6th ,7th & 8th International conference (2009, 2012 & 2015) held at Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla.
    • Member, Governing Body and a Life Member of Board of Trustees of Kaivalyadhama, S.M.Y.M, Samiti, Lonavla.
    • Member of Trustees-Provident Fund, Kaivalyadhama S.M.Y.M, Samiti, Lonavla.
    • Member of Local Managing & Advisory Committees of the Arts & Commerce College, Lonavla.
    • Member of Advisory Board(working group) , Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) Project in Yoga, AYUSH  Deptt., Govt. of  India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi.
    • Chairman/Member, Board of Studies in Yoga for various Universities/Institutions- Karnataka University Dharwad, Sagar University, Jammu University and Kavikulkalidasa University Nagpur, and Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, New Delhi.
    • In-charge LibraryLooked after the administrative works of centralized Institutional Library (March 1996 to Feb. 2013).
    • Examiner for Ph.D. M.A (Yoga), P.G.D.Y.N., D.Y.N, D.Y Ed, B.A.in Yoga and Methods of Nature Cure treatment for various Universities Lucknow, Jabalpur, Indore, Ayurvedic University Jamnagar, Riva, Sagar, Pune, Karnataka University Dharwad, Mangalore, and Kavikulkalidasa University Nagpur.etc.  MDNIY New Delhi, Jammu and G.S.College of Yoga & C.S., Kaivalyadhama. Lonavla.
    • Recognized  Research Guide for  M.Phil & Ph,D. under faculty of Moral & Social Sciences, Department of Philosophy, Tilak Vidyapeetha, Pune from  2008-9  to till date and Kavi Kula Kalidas Sanskrit University, Ramtek, Nagpur Maharashtra
    • He is a member of Academic Council of Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University, Ramtek. Nagpur, Maharashtra.
    • He is a Member of Scientific Advisory Committee of Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy Ministry of AYUSH Govt. Of India vide letter No. D-/15020/912014 Research Desk dated 17/3/2015
    • He was a part and parcel of Govt. of India’s delegation to attend Intergovernmental UNESCO meet which was held on November 28-02 December 2016 at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia when Yoga was accepted as Intangible Cultural Heritage.
    • At present also working as an Expert on the recommendations of AYUSH Ministry, Govt.of India for World Health Organization (WHO) in drafting a Bench Marks for Yoga Training.

Subject Expertise

Manuscriptologist, Applied Yoga Psychology and Osteopathy