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140159 VO Historical Introduction to Yoga Philosophy and Early Indian Traditions of Meditation (2014S)

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Sprache: Englisch

Prüfungstermine

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 11.03. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Dienstag 18.03. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Dienstag 25.03. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Dienstag 01.04. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Dienstag 08.04. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Dienstag 29.04. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Dienstag 06.05. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Dienstag 13.05. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Dienstag 20.05. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Dienstag 27.05. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Dienstag 03.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Dienstag 17.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Dienstag 24.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This series of lectures addresses the foundations of yoga philosophy and its his-
torical development into the modern period. The course also covers the forms
of meditation that are described in the earliest Indian literature.
How old is yoga? What is it, really? Is it a system of meditation, or physical
postures, or both? Is it a kind of medicine? Was it once even a form of controlled
suicide? What role did British gymnastics of the nineteenth century play in the
formation of modern yoga practice? How does the early history of yoga relate
to modern forms of yoga such as that taught by Iyengar, Jois, Desikacharya and
Bikram Choudhury?

This course will introduce you to the foundation texts of yoga, the Yoga Sūtra
of Patañjali, and the Bhāṣya commentary on these sūtras.
Shorter selections from other early yoga treatises will also be read in translation
and discussed in class, including passages from the Mahābhārata, some of the
commentaries on the Yoga Sūtra and its Bhāṣya, and perhaps other works such
as the Gorakṣaśataka, and the Haṭhayogapradīpikā.
Central to early yoga practice was meditation. How do these ancient Sanskrit
texts on yoga describe meditation? Are there several forms of meditation, and
how do they differ? We shall explore how yoga drew on older meditational
traditions, especially those of Buddhism, and reformulated them for a new cul-
tural milieu.

Throughout this course, a historical and analytical approach will be taken as
the touchstone for discovering reliable knowledge. Emphasis will be given to
modern discoveries and interpretations.

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Prüfungsstoff

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Literatur

Readings

If you wish to start background reading now, some recommended texts include:
• Eliade, Mircea (). Yoga: Immortality and Freedom, Translated from the French
by Willard Trask. Princeton: Princeton University Press, second edn.
• Bronkhorst, Johannes (). Two Traditions of Meditation in Ancient India. nd
edition , reprinted Delhi: MLBD, . PDF.
• Samuel, Geoffrey (). The Origins of Yoga and Tantra: Indic Religions to
the Thirteenth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Reprinted:
Delhi, .
• Alter, Joseph S. (). Yoga in Modern India: The Body Between Science and
Philosophy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

BA13, MASK6d, MAP5, EC1/1

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:34