Being human in the 21st century brings tremendous challenges, especially in protecting our health and wellness amidst an ocean of stressors and toxins. Classical medical systems such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine are much more than a treasure trove of tools such as herbal therapies or Acupuncture. Come learn how ancient maps of consciousness can be invaluable in our post-modern times, offering powerful alternatives for less pain, more energy, improved immunity, and living a longer more vital life. Orest V. Pelechaty received his doctorate of Oriental Medicine in 1986, taught acupuncture and qi gong, and served four years on the board of directors of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He founded Aware of Life Options and Healing Arts (ALOHA) Clinic in 1988 where he was Chief Clinician and Director of a 24-person staff, pioneering integrated holistic medicine. His work with patients includes the use of Alchemical medicines from East and West along with energy healing and in-depth psychology techniques. Dr. Pelechaty’s lifelong interest in indigenous peoples and their world view led him to forty years of study and practice with Native American and Hawaiian wisdom keepers. He entered formal study and practice of esoteric Buddhism in 1976, being blessed with teachings and transmissions from over sixty Masters and lineage holders from all major Dharma traditions. Dr. Pelechaty is an ordained tantric priest in the School of the Ancient Ones of Tibet, and serves as Rector of Odiyana Khandro Ling, an interfaith healing ministry. Currently, “Dr. O” and his wife Susan are developing the Institute of Applied Metaphysics at their eco-retreat and healing center, Old King Farm in Vermont. They travel the world on healing and spiritual pilgrimages, when Dr. O is not out kayaking in the Pine Barrens.