This page shows testimonials from MedhaJananam workshops and also other workshops based on the concepts of Foaum, such as the Colors of Humanity.

Naresh Devineni
June 25, 2010
I first heard about “Medhajananam” when I was in a philosophical discussion with one of my friends. Between both of us, he was the better read person, so I was more focused on adding his wisdom to mine. What caught my attention were his excerpts from Medhajananam.

Later, another friend referred me to this class during our routine game of badminton in the gym. My inherent inquisitiveness in the concepts of Indian philosophy and my previous New Year resolution of productive procrastination led me into sitting through the class of Medhajananam. Here is my take on the class, instructor and the atmosphere.

The class is elegantly structured with an introduction of religion, god, mythology, rituals and concepts of universe etc. From a personal stand point, the initial few classes were a brush up of what I have come across and thought through over years. So the classes slowly progressed and fueled my thoughts.

The day I started learning about the 1000 noble laureates, I was ecstatic and felt I am now one of those few who will finally understand the numerous concepts that our ancestors have given to their future generations. Most of us will have known these concepts through various readings or practices and belief systems.

However this course is a very finely filtered form of the humongous content out there giving you not only the in-depth understanding of Indic philosophy, but also the framework to relate to the contemporary lifestyle.

I was really thrilled by the concepts of OM and Energy and Matter. These concepts fulfilled my childhood dream journey into space and time to explore the universe and its origin. To have visualized the universe at a very fine resolution and understand the conceptual framework was really amazing.

The discussions on the idea of Prakriti and Purusha were enriching. For the first time, I started appreciating the artistic and poetic beauty in it. I am sure having understood the deep sense in it men will have less complains about women and will start enjoying the dance of nature.

The concepts of colors and the four petals of life are very handy especially for people who are excited to land their feet in the real world. To have brought everything under one foundation, I was struck by awe at the research abilities of our Rishis.

Watching the epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana, I always felt the need to have a Guru from who I can gain wisdom and light similar to the Heros in the epics. After attending this class I think it is apt to call Krishna Garu a modern time Guru who can spread the light and wisdom around with panache.

The class involved a lot of discussions and debates on various topics with fellow friends. The afternoon snack and the awesome coffee usually compounded the benefits from the class especially for a group of graduate students.

In conclusion I would call Medhajananam the “FORCE” of “STAR WARS”. It is omnipresent and everyone who will attend it will harness power from it.
Medha Jananam - Ignite the Intellect
  • Welcome!

    Welcome to Medha Jananam!
    Medja Jananam is a Sanskrit phrase,
    which can be translated to 'Igniting the Intellect'.

    In our workshops, we explore
    the simple as well as the complex aspects of life.
  • Life

    The Journey
    of an imperfect being
    in an imperfect world.
  • Excellence

    अयोग्यः पुरुषो नास्ति प्रयोगः तत्र दुर्लभः

    Everyone excels at some thing.
    It is the opportunities
    that are difficult to come by.
  • Part and Whole

    Human is to humanity
    what a cell is to the body.
  • Time

    We have to kill time
    till time kills us.
  • Live

    Live AS yourself,
    but not FOR yourself.
  • Life

    When you were born:
    the universe is divided into two:
    Inside and Outside.

    Life is an interaction between the two.
  • Bliss

    Unless you go beyond the founder, you don’t understand religion.
    Unless you go beyond religion, you don’t understand god.
    Unless you go beyond god, you don’t understand spirituality.
    Unless you go beyond spirituality, you don’t understand yourself.
    Unless you understand yourself, you don’t find the Truth.
    Unless you find the Truth, you don’t feel your fullnesss.
    Unless you feel your fullness, you don't feel the bliss,
    which is really what you are after.
  • Growth

    You need a shell to grow.
    You need to break out of the shall to grow.
    You need a womb to grow.
    You need to come out of the womb to grow.
    You need a home to grow.
    You need to get out of the home to grow.
    You need a religion to grow.
    You need to go beyond the religion to grow.
    You need a philosophy to grow.
    You need to come out of the philosophy to grow.


Medha Jananam workshops and retreats are based on the model of Foaum, which covers broad spectrum of issues about being a human, about life and about universe.

To learn more about Foaum, please visit www.foaum.org.

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