Robert Koch Vedic Astrologer
Robert Koch is a professional Vedic astrologer with 21 years experience, and has earned an international reputation as a lecturer, author, and teacher of Jyotish (Vedic Astrology). In his work, he draws upon the experience gained from serving 20 years as a Hindu-Vaishnava monk in the USA, Canada and India. His spiritual teacher and guru, the late Sri Srimad A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, is revered as one of the most prolific teachers of Vedic thought in the modern age.
In the late 1970′s Robert traveled to India numerous times, where he learned Vedic scriptures and astrology, gaining first-hand experience of the culture founded upon their principles. In 1987 he left the monastic life and began his full-time professional practice of Vedic astrology. Robert wanted to bridge the gap between the ancient Sanskrit Vedas and Vedic culture, and the scientific intellectual culture of the west. His mission therefore developed into a practical vehicle through which the Vedic teachings could be more easily understood and implemented by the western mind.
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In 1992, Robert became a faculty member of ACVA (American Council of Vedic Astrology) and soon became a popular author and lecturer at its annual symposiums. In 1994, he met the world famous and distinguished Jyotishi and researcher Sri K.N Rao, and began studying under him. Robert also studied under Pandit Sanjay Rath from Puri, Orissa, India, and became a faculty member of his worldwide teaching institution, Sri Jagannath Center. In 1999 the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Indian Council of Astrological Sciences, awarded Robert a formal letter and Certificate of Commendation for distinguished service in promoting Hindu-Vedic astrology in western countries. He is also a faculty member and certified teacher/tutor with CVA (College of Vedic Astrology) with whom he has been awarded the Jyotish Kovid and Jyotish Visharad titles. With this background, Robert Koch’s lectures, research and writings on Vedic astrology have earned him worldwide appreciation and reputation among Jyotish colleagues and students alike. He has also earned a worldwide reputation as an adept in the subtleties of Vedic astrology readings.
Robert Koch is the author of The Spiritual Dimensions of Vedic Astrology, released in early October, 2005. This book involves intensive research into the spiritual components of the Vedic horoscope, with specific reference to the esoteric timing method called “Drig Dasa.”
Currently Robert resides in Bend, Oregon, USA, where he actively teaches and maintains an international clientele from all age groups and walks of life.