Freitag, 18. Mrz 2016, 15:15 - 16:45 iCal

Yoga for Cats, Dogs and Other Domestic Monsters

Ein Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Federico Squarcini (Dipartimento di Studi sull'Asia e sull'Africa Mediterranea, Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia)

Seminarraum 1 des Instituts für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde
Unicampus, Spitalgasse 2, Eingang 2.7, 1090 Wien

Vortrag


Modern Yoga is a phenomenon of considerable dimensions. Daily, yoga practices attract thousands of new practitioners and every day many millions performs one of its infinite variations. Although there is a general consensus on the fact that yoga can be traced back to the ancient past, many contemporary practices are ‘true inventions’ of our days. In this presentation, the logic of the continuous reconfiguration of yoga will be addressed and related to the role contemporary Indology may play in handling and interpreting this unique cultural phenomenon.

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Institut für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde


Kontakt

Judith Starecek
Institut für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde
4277 43502
judith.starecek@univie.ac.at