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Ameeta Mehra

Chairman cum Managing Director, Usha Stud Farms Pvt Ltd.
Chairperson & Founding Trustee, The Gnostic Centre, Delhi, India (a not for profit charitable centre for the growth of consciousness) Chairperson & Founding Trustee, International Centre for Integral Studies, Delhi, India

(web site: www.gnosticcentre.com, www.ushastud.com)

EDUCATION

  • 12 years (1988-2000) of Intensive study on The Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo, under the guidance of Dr Nirodbaran,(1903-2006) poet, senior sadhak and literary secretary to Sri Aurobindo.
  • MEP, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India
  • Equine Management, The Irish National Stud, Ireland (gold medalist)
  • Equine Nutrition, Kentucky, USA
  • B.A. (English Honours), Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
  • Sangeet Visharad, Bhatkhande School of Music, India

AWARDS AND POSITIONS

  • 5 time National Award Winner for Champion Stud Farm and Breeders Award
  • Youngest Member ever appointed on the Governing Board of Auroville by the Government of India
  • First Woman ever appointed as a Steward in DRC, under the aegis of the Royal Western India Turf Club.
  • Elected Council Member of the National Horse Breeding Society of India. (NHBSI)
  • Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Organizational Ability and Leadership from Lady Shri Ram College by the then principal, Dr Luthra in 1986

WORK EXPERIENCE

Presently:

  • Managing and Steering Usha Stud farm for the last 18years to becoming India's Leading Thoroughbred Nursery.
  • Editor, 'The Awakening Ray' (a research journal for the growth of consciousness), Delhi, India
  • 1st Lady Stipendiary Steward, Delhi Race Club, Delhi, India (2002 onwards)
    Upgrading Racing and Breeding to International Standards
  • Managing Director, Usha Stud and Agricultural Farms Pvt. Ltd.(1998 onwards)
  • Founder Trustee and Chairperson, The Gnostic Centre
  • Teacher, Guide and Course-designer in Integral Education, Management, Psychology, Indian Studies and the Yoga of Sri Aurobindo) at The Gnostic Centre, Delhi, India (1996 onwards)
  • Trainer for In-service & Pre-service Teacher education for Delhi University and selected schools.(1998 onwards)
  • Visiting Faculty, Sri Sringeri Sharda Institute of Management, New Delhi, India
  • Chairperson, United Nations of Youth (International youth movement) (1990-91)
  • Teacher & Teacher-educator, Mirambika (a Free Progress School), Delhi, India (1986-89)

PROGRAMMES

Has designed & taught the following on-site, practicum based Programmes and Certificate courses to Collegiates & Professionals:

  • Foundation Course for Facilitators (18 months) - Certificate course
  • Power of Attitude (6 months)
  • The Science of Living (6 months) - Certificate Course

STUDY PROGRAMMES

Facilitated Meditation, Reflection and Discussions on the following books over several years:

  • Essays on the Gita' (book by Sri Aurobindo)- 3yrs
  • Savitri: a Legend and a Symbol' (book by Sri Aurobindo) - 15years
  • The Four Liberations and the Four Austerities' (article by The Mother)- 2yrs
  • The Human Cycle' (book by Sri Aurobindo)
  • The Life Divine' (book by Sri Aurobindo)
  • The Mother' (book by Sri Aurobindo)
  • The Secret of the Veda' (book by Sri Aurobindo)
  • The Synthesis of Yoga' (book by Sri Aurobindo)

COURSES

Has designed & taught the following on-site, practicum based Courses to Collegiates & Professionals

  • Developing the Powers of Concentration and Meditation
  • Dynamics of Consciousness in Work
  • Fear: its Cause & Cure
  • Foundations of Indian Culture
  • Integral Education
  • Introduction to Karmayoga - Perfection in Work (based on the Bhagavad Gita)
  • Isha Upanishad (co-facilitator)
  • Power of Attitude
  • Psychic Education
  • Self-development & Education
  • Explorations into a New Creation
  • Foundation course for Facilitators

LECTURES

Lectures for University Lecturers, Students, School Teaching Staff, Corporate Sector & Professionals

  • Beyond Violence & Non-violence
  • The Role of Women in the 21st Century
  • Coping with Stress: Establishing Peace
  • Dynamics of Consciousness in Management
  • Education & Self-development
  • Ethics in Education
  • Meditation for Inner Growth
  • Power of Attitude
  • The Future of Education
  • The Indian Concept of Personality
  • The Psychic Being
  • The Science of Living

PUBLISHED WORK

BOOKS

  1. The Mother on Education: From Reflection to Action, Ameeta Mehra, Anuradha Agrawal (ed & comp), New Delhi: National Council for Teacher Education, 2004
  2. Sadhana: A Guide to Self-mastery, Ameeta Mehra (ed & comp), New Delhi: The Gnostic Centre, 2001
  3. Karmayoga: Perfection in Work, Ameeta Mehra (ed & comp), New Delhi: The Gnostic Centre, 2000
  4. Abhaya: Fear - Its Cause & Cure, Ameeta Mehra (ed & comp), New Delhi: The Gnostic Centre, 1999
  5. Dhyana: Meditation for Inner Growth, Ameeta Mehra (ed & comp), New Delhi: The Gnostic Centre, 1999
  6. The Journey, Ameeta Mehra, New Delhi: United Nations of Youth
  7. Where we don't go, Ameeta Mehra, Raghu Kolli, New Delhi: United Nations of Youth

TEXT BOOKS FOR PROGRAMMES & COURSES

  1. "Power of Attitude", Ameeta Mehra, New Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  2. "The Science of Living", Ameeta Mehra, New Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  3. "Education & Self-development", Ameeta Mehra, New Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  4. "Dynamics of Consciousness in Work", Ameeta Mehra, New Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  5. "Psychic Education", Ameeta Mehra, New Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  6. "The Journey: an interactive self-discovery", Ameeta Mehra, New Delhi: The Gnostic Centre

ARTICLES

  1. "Consciousness in Work: the Gnostic Way", The Awakening Ray, vol.1, issue 6: Nov/Dec 1997, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre.
  2. "Ideal Centre", The Awakening Ray, vol.1, issue 6: Nov/Dec 1997, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre.
  3. "Politics and Governance: the Way Ahead´┐Ż is there any hope?", The Awakening Ray, vol.2, issue 1: Jan/Feb.1998, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  4. "Value of Criticism", The Awakening Ray, vol.2, issue 2: March/April 1998, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  5. "Working Consciously", The Awakening Ray, vol. 2, issue 3: May/Jun 1998, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre.
  6. "Indian Lighthouse: the Nuclear Issue", The Awakening Ray, vol.2, issue 4: Jul/Aug 1998, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre.
  7. "Can One Change One's Circumstances?", The Awakening Ray, vol.3, issue 1: Jan/Feb 1999
  8. "The Central Key to Self-Discovery: the Psychic Being", The Awakening Ray, vol.3, issue 4: Jul/Aug 1999, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  9. "The Five Gears of Life", The Awakening Ray, vol.3, issue 4: Jul/Aug 1999, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  10. "Dynamics of Consciousness in Management", The Awakening Ray, vol.3, issue 5: Sep/Oct 1999, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  11. "How to Combat Fear", The Awakening Ray, vol.3, issue 5: Sep/Oct 1999, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  12. "Key to Change: the Psychic Being", The Awakening Ray, vol.3, issue 6: Nov/Dec 1999, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  13. "Security: the Key to Change", The Awakening Ray, vol.4, issue 1: Jan/Feb 2000, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  14. "Personality Traits of a Successful Teacher", The Awakening Ray, vol.4, issue 3: May/Jun 2000, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  15. "The Golden Gift", The Awakening Ray, vol.4, issue 5: Sep/Oct 2000, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  16. "From Teaching to Facilitation", The Awakening Ray, vol.4, issue 6: Nov/Dec 2000, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  17. "Breaking Free: Looking beyond the Mainstream", The Awakening Ray, vol.5, issue 1: Jan/Feb 2001, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  18. "Concentrate on What you Want to Be", The Awakening Ray, vol.5, issue 1: Jan/Feb 2001, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  19. "Meditation for Inner Growth", The Awakening Ray, vol.7, issue 1: Jan/Feb 2003, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  20. "Integral Approach to Management", The Awakening Ray, vol.7, issue 1: Jan/Feb 2003, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  21. "An Integral Approach to Psychology", The Awakening Ray, vol.7, issue 1: Jan/Feb 2003, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  22. "Managing Creatively: the Indian Concept", The Awakening Ray, vol.7, issue 1: Jan/Feb 2003, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  23. "Power of Attitude", The Awakening Ray, vol.7, issue 3: May/Jun 2003, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  24. "Beyond Violence & Non-violence", The Awakening Ray, vol.7, issue 6: Nov/Dec 2003, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  25. "Overcoming Our Habitual Responses", The Awakening Ray, vol.8, issue 5: Sep/Oct 2004, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  26. "The State of Mind and the Lever for Change", The Awakening Ray, , vol.8, issue 5: Sep/Oct 2004, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  27. "Responding with Stillness in Difficulties", The Awakening Ray, vol.9, issue 2: Mar/Apr 2005, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  28. "The Key to Teaching & Learning", The Awakening Ray, vol.9, issue 5: Sep/Oct 2005, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  29. "Two Mental Attitudes for successful people management", The Awakening Ray, vol.10, issue 4: Jul/Aug 2006, Delhi: The Gnostic Centre

ALSO: Articles in leading newspapers on Breeding and Racing, in 'Life Positive' (a monthly magazine) on 'Women and Spirituality'. Articles in the 'Racing World' (a bi-monthly magazine), Interviews in newspapers, magazines, and on television on Horse Breeding, Stud Farm Management and allied topics.

MULTIMEDIAS

  1. "A New Education for a New Consciousness: Integral Education", New Delhi: The Gnostic Centre, 2000-2006 (co-creator)
  2. "L'avenir - the future", New Delhi: The Gnostic Centre, 2001-2006 (co-creator)
  3. "Mastery through Attitude", New Delhi: The Gnostic Centre, 2003-2006 (co-creator)
  4. "Sri Aurobindo Gnostic Centre of Education", New Delhi: The Gnostic Centre, 2005 (co-creator)

AUDIO CASSETTES

  1. "Meditation for Inner Growth", New Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  2. "Two Talks: 'Power of Attitude' & 'The Science of Living'", New Delhi: The Gnostic Centre
  3. "Two Talks: 'The Psychic Being' & 'Breaking Free'", New Delhi: The Gnostic Centre

INTERESTS

  • Sports (especially Tennis, Riding, Swimming)
  • Theatre of Consciousness
  • Music (western & Indian)
  • Painting and Future Poetry

CURRENT STUDIES

  • Taking Wednesday evening classes every week on 'Explorations into a New Creation'. See gnosticcentre.com website
  • Conducting Saturday Study circles on Savitri, the Epic Poem of 24,000 verses by Sri Aurobindo.
  • Preparing an online MA course of 72 credits on 'Foundations for the Growth of Consciousness' and Explorations into a New Creation of the Self and Society
  • Preparing a Blue print for Internationalizing Indian Racing and Breeding
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