Past Events

25.07.2019

The Usman Report as a resource for Siddha Medicine, Yoga and Alchemy

Christèle Barois will present on 'The Usman Report as a resource for Siddha Medicine, Yoga and Alchemy' at the international conference

Medicine, Religion & Alchemy in South India:  Resources and Permutations of Siddha traditions and Siddha medicine

| 25 – 27 July 2019 | Tübingen University

Conference convenor: Roman Sieler, Tübingen

 

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16.05.2019

Suzanne Newcombe speaks on 'The In-between Worlds of Yogis: Body Jumping, Immortality and Kayakalpa practices'

Abstract: This paper will consider some of the many techniques of indefinite life extension used within Indian yogic and Ayurvedic traditions. The process of achieving ultimate liberation may involve moving a consciousness in-between bodies, existing outside of a body, or going through a literal rebirthing process. The later practice, known as kayakalpa, has undergone a small revival in the last century.

29.03.2019

Alchemy in Daoism and Haṭha Yoga - discussion with Professor Louis Komjathy (University of San Diego) and Dr James Mallinson (SOAS)

6pm Friday 29 March
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London
Free Booking essential at Eventbrite

Chaired by Suzanne Newcombe (Open University and Inform, KCL). Followed by a drinks reception.

20.03.2019

Guest Lecture - "Yoga and Health in Modern India"

Suzanne Newcombe will give a guest lecture for student on SOAS's MA in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation course on

Wednesday March 20 2019 - 1-3 pm 
Room S211, Paul Webley Wing, University of London

She will cover the development of yoga in modern India and its entaglements with nationalism, health care and ayurveda from the late ninteenth century to the present.

01.03.2019

Presentation by Dagmar Wujastyk: Old substances, new understandings: Iron tonics and the roots of ayurvedic iatrochemistry

Between the ninth and elevnth centuries CE, the Sanskrit medical texts began to record profound changes in the methods used for drug manufacture. New substances, such as heavy metals and mineral poisons were added to the ayurvedic pharmacopoiea or were given new prominence. More significantly, however, new ways of processing raw materials adopted from the emerging alchemical discipline were introduced. These procedures were thought to make substances both fit for medical use and at the same time to heighten the substances’ potency.

10.12.2018

AyurYog and Haṭha Yoga Project ERCcOMICS Event

Monday 10 December 7pm
SOAS, University of London, Centre for Yoga Studies

The ERCcOMICS for AyurYog and the Haṭha Yoga Project will have a joint reading/launch at SOAS with Jim Mallinson and Suzanne Newcombe

28.11.2018

Suzanne Newcombe speaks on 'Immortality and miracle cures: The stretching of language in yoga and ayurveda'

Suzanne Newcombe will be sharing her work at the University of Kent's research seminar for Religious Studies on Wednesday 28 November 2018.

1-2.30pm Gulbenkian building, University of Kent.

Title: Immortality and miracle cures: The stretching of language in yoga and ayurveda

24.11.2018

Suzanne Newcombe speaks on 'The Body in Contemporary Yoga and Ayurveda'

Suzanne Newcombe will speak on The Body in Contemporary Yoga and Ayurveda

Inform Seminar, Health and Healing in Minority Religions, in conjunction with the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King’s College, London.
Saturday 24th November 2018, 10am-5pm (registration at 9.30). Bush House Lecture Theatre 1, King’s College, London, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG.

22.11.2018 to 23.11.2018

Lecture by Christèle Barois: La production de la couleur selon la médecine classique indienne

Les textes qui représentent la médecine classique indienne — la Carakasaṃhitā,  la Suśrutasaṃhitā, ainsi que l’Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā et l’Aṣṭāṅgasaṃgraha,  deux recueils attribués à Vāgbhaṭa (viie s.) —  décrivent des pratiques fondées sur le diagnostic médical, qui laissent peu de place à la magie et à la religion. La couleur y est un attribut de la matière, que cette matière  soit la peau, les constituants organiques ou fluides du corps ou les ingrédients utilisés pour les remèdes.

08.11.2018

Suzanne Newcombe presents on ‘The status of indigenous medicine in India from the colonial period to the present’

Suzanne Newcombe will present at a workshop run as part of the 'Law Knowledges and the making of modern 'Health Care'' - a Wellcome Investigator Award (2017-2022) to explore the regulation of traditional and alternative medicines, historically and in contemporary contexts at the University of Kent.

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