Recent conference on Yoga at Munich

On behalf of Karl-Stephan Bouthillette, main conference organizer:

On Friday 22 July, LMU (Munich) welcomed Prof. Ujjwala Jha and Prof. V.N. Jha, two well known Indian Nyāya and Mīmāṃsā scholars, to discuss the Yoga Sūtras. It is a rare event to have these two established scholars discuss issues of the Yoga Sutras from their own disciplinary and philosophical perspectives, a dialogical and hermeneutic approach that has never been undertaken so far within a Western academic context, and not even in India, where their previous attempt to do so did not unfold so far.

At a conference day on Saturday the 23rd, general issues on Yoga were broadly discussed by 7 speakers coming from various fields of Indological and Religious Studies research. On the 25th, they began an intensive week-long reading of the Yoga Sūtras with the Jhas: interpreting the Yoga Sūtras through a traditional style of Sanskrit commentary following the lines of Nyāya and Mīmāṃsā exegesis.

About Amod Lele

Amod Lele is Lecturer in Philosophy, Educational Technologist in Information Services & Technology, and Visiting Researcher in the Study of Asia at Boston University. He administers the technical side of the Indian Philosophy Blog, as well as running his own cross-cultural philosophy blog, Love of All Wisdom. He holds a PhD with a South Asia focus from the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University. You can find out more about him than you ever wanted to know at his ePortfolio.

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    • I posted this on behalf of Agnieszka, who’s had trouble logging in, so I’d ask her. (You can email me if you don’t have her address and if she doesn’t respond here.)

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