As mindfulness meditation practices become ever more popular and widespread, their claim to be a “non-sectarian technique” takes on progressively greater importance, just as it does with yoga. By claiming their practices to be secular techniques, teachers not only can Continue reading Is mindfulness meditation a problem for Christians?
Columbia University’s Department of Philosophy has an open AOS/open AOC search for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Brian Van Norden notes: I am advised that this junior opening at Columbia is genuinely “open” in that they will seriously consider candidates with Continue reading JOB: Assistant Professor at Columbia University
The term mindfulness is ubiquitous in English-language discussions of Buddhism – and beyond, in secular meditation techniques. When I first encountered Buddhism in Thailand, the English word “mindfulness” was central to my understanding of the tradition. My journals in 1997 described Continue reading On mindfulness
Please see the following link for a short but illuminating talk by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad which reflects on some of the reasons given for why Philosophy should be thought of as a largely Western affair and why those reasons fail.
Vīrarāghavācārya was a 20th c. Viśiṣṭādvaita Vedāntin whose editorial and commentarial contribution to his school will remain impressive for many generations to come. Personally, I am particularly pleased by his attempts to think along the tradition in a creative way. Continue reading Why is bhakti different than the other human purposes? Vīrarāghavācārya on Pūrva Mīmāṃsā Sūtra 1.1.2
I recently received a note about a job at Occidental College open to scholars specializing in Indian philosophy. Please see the end for contact information. Occidental College is hiring a tenure-track assistant professor to begin Fall 2020. The successful candidate Continue reading JOB: Assistant Professor at Occidental College
The department of philosophy of the York University in Toronto, Canada, opened a position for Associate Professor whose AOS include Asian Philosophy. The deadline for applying is November the 1st and the position starts in the academic year 2020–2021. You Continue reading Associate Professor in Non-Canonical philosophy
Syllabus Makeover Competition Would you like concrete advice for including multicultural content in a course you teach? If so, please consider sending us: 1) the current reading list for one of your philosophy courses, and 2) general or specific guidelines Continue reading Multicultural Syllabus Makeover Competition at the APA 2020
The APA Committee on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies seeks participants for a roundtable panel on how to teach Asian philosophical text at the AAPT-APA Teaching Hub at the 2020 APA Pacific Division meeting, April 8–29, 2020, in San Continue reading Teaching Asian Philosophical Classics: A call for papers
Please see the link below for the latest issue of Comparative Philosophy, with an excellent symposium discussion on Ethan Mills’ latest work on skepticism in India. https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/comparativephilosophy/ Happily, the journal is open access. Thanks to Ayon Maharaj for the tip. Continue reading Comparative Philosophy 10.2, featuring a symposium on Ethan Mills’ Three Pillars of Skepticism