Samstag, 22. Oktober 2016, 09:00 - 18:00 iCal

Rejuvenation, longevity, immortality

Perspectives on ras?yana, k?yakalpa and bcud len practices

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

Seminar, Workshop, Kurs

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Freitag, 21. Oktober 2016, 09:00 - 18:00

The two-day workshop will explore the historically linked South and Inner Asian practices of ras?yana, k?yakalpa and bcud len. These are practices, treatment techniques and for-mulations aimed at a variety of goals that range from prolonging life, restoring youthful-ness, and promoting physical health, to accessing special powers, achieving enlightenment, and attaining immortality.

Early accounts of such practices are found in Sanskrit medical, alchemical and yoga literature; Tamil Siddha medical literature; and Tibetan Buddhist literature. Variations of these practices are still found as part of South and Inner Asian medicine, yogic techniques and Buddhist practices.

Participants will present historical overviews of these practices in the different disciplines and their literatures, looking for connections (but also disjunctures) between them, and discussing the concepts and aims underlying them. There will also be a practical demonstration of the preparation of traditional ayurvedic iatrochemical tonics.

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Institut für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde

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Judith Starecek
Institut für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde
4277 43502