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The Birla Center for Hast Jyotish
Located in the heart of Westmount, Quebec, the Palmistry Center was established in 1972 by Ghanshyam Singh Birla. Since then, it has evolved to become The Birla Center for Hast Jyotish with offices in Montreal and Chénéville. Its multi-faceted activities include research, education, publications and services in the Vedic arts and sciences.
Ghanshyam is a renowned palmist and author of several books, including Love in the Palm of Your Hand, published by Inner Traditions & Bear Co., and has been translated into many languages.
In 1998, the Center expanded its activities to include a 500-acre wellness retreat, serving as an international facility for studies and services in palmistry, astrology, and ayurvedic healing. The Birla Center for Hast Jyotish has been accredited by the Federal Government of Canada as an educational facility. The Birla Center has been accredited by the Federal Government of Canada and the Quebec Government as an educational facility. We offer courses in Montreal at Centre St-Pierre, at our Health Retreat in Chénéville and soon online. The purpose of the Birla Center is to raise the awareness of the original and authentic practice of Vedic palmistry and to help people live happier, more fulfilling lives through self-understanding.
Today, The Birla Center plays an active role in the community, volunteering its services for a wide variety of causes and charities. The Center continues to be a leader in the area of Hast Jyotish education through seminars, workshops and lectures, such as the World Association for Vedic Studies at the Dartmouth University of Massachusetts, the American Society of Dowsers in Vermont, and the 3rd International Congress of Alternative Medicines, in Calcutta, India.
Whether for the day, the weekend or longer, The Birla Center for Hast Jyotish located in Chénéville, Québec, offers a unique getaway, allowing you to unwind in a beautiful setting. Whether for massage or a palmistry reading, you will find a relaxing environment where you can simply recharge yourself year round. We invite individuals, families, couples and groups to experience our services in an idyllic country setting.