Past Events

04.10.2019

"Yoga in Britain" Book Launch and Reception - a dialogue with Suzanne Newcombe and Mark Singleton

"Yoga in Britain" Book Launch and Reception - a dialogue with Suzanne Newcombe and Mark Singleton

Date: Fri, 4 October 2019; 18:30 – 20:45 BST
Location: Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS University of London, 10 Thornhaugh Street, London, WC1H 0XG

03.10.2019

Femininities and masculinities in medieval South Asia: Translating terminology in an intersectional world

Patricia Sauthoff will give a talk at the University of Alberta's Intersections of Gender Fall Conference titled "Femininities and masculinities in medieval South Asia: Translating terminology in an intersectional world." 

27.09.2019

Alchemical Spaces and Tantric Traditions.

Patricia Sauthoff will present on "Alchemical Spaces and Tantric Traditions" at the 

Society for Tantric Studies Conference

September 27-29

Flagstaff, Arizona

Northern Arizona University, Cline Library Learning Studio 

 

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

 

Abstract

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

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