Dienstag, 01. August 2017, 09:00 - 18:00 iCal

Medicine and Yoga in South and Inner Asia

Body cultivation, therapeutic intervention and the Sowa Rigpa industry

Aula am Campus der Universität Wien
Spitalgasse 2-4 / Hof 1.11, 1090 Wien

Tagung, Konferenz, Kongress, Symposium

Weitere Termine

Mittwoch, 02. August 2017, 09:00 - 18:00

Donnerstag, 03. August 2017, 09:00 - 18:00

Building on its historic strength in Tibet and South Asian Studies, Vienna has recently become an international hotspot for historical and anthropological research on Tibetan and South Asian medical and yoga traditions. Thus, there are currently four major international research projects working on topics ranging from South Asian longevity practices to the transnational Sowa Rigpa industry, from body images across Asia to Tibetan recipes, specifically of Precious Pills. This conference is organized collaboratively by all four projects to bring together local and international experts to showcase and further strengthen this collective expertise. The aim of this conference is to present and discuss historical, textual, and contemporary insights on the following key themes:

1. Longevity practices as a shared concern in South Asian medical, alchemical and yogic milieus

2. The emergence of a transnational Sowa Rigpa pharmaceutical industry in India, China, Mongolia, and Bhutan

3. Tibetan formulas explored through textual and ethnographic analysis

4. Images of the human being in Tibet and across Asia

The conference will address a wide variety of interdisciplinary contributions addressing textual, historical, ethnobotanical, and ethnographical aspects to all of these four broad topics.

Conference conveners:

Dagmar Wujastyk (ERC Starting Grant AyurYog)

Stephan Kloos (ERC Starting Grant RATIMED)

Barbara Gerke (FWF Lise-Meitner Senior Research Fellowship)

Katharina Sabernig (FWF project P26129-G21)

Conference location:

Institut für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde and Aula am Campus, Universität Wien Spitalgasse 2, Hof 2.7, 1090 Wien

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Institut für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde

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Ewa Lewandowska
Institut für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde
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