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Mysticism

The brahminic origins of Buddhist meditation

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Alexander Wynne
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Wednesday, November 20, 2002 - 15:15
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Alexander

Christian nuptial mysticism and parallels with Indian mystical trends

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Dr Daniela Rossella
Date: 
Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 12:45
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Dr Daniela

Mysticism in Comparative Perspective: Sufi Mysticism

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Dr Samer Akkach
Date: 
Thursday, April 29, 2010 -
14:00 to 15:00
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OCHS Library

Dr Samer Akkach is Associate Professor of Architecture and Founding Director of the Centre for Asian and Middle Eastern Architecture (CAMEA) at the University of Adelaide, Australia. He was born and educated in Damascus before moving to Australia to complete his PhD at Sydney University. As an intellectual historian, Samer has devoted over twenty years to the study of Ibn 'Arabi's mystical thought and intellectual legacy, and especially to their later revival by 'Abd al-Ghana al-Nabulusi (d.

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Dr Samer

Mystical Traditions in Comparative Perspective: Session Three - Christian mystical traditions 1 ‚ The Relevance of Christian Mysticism

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Professor Oliver Davies
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Friday, February 12, 2010 - 14:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

Mysticism is a term that has fallen out of use in recent years, partly due to the critique of essentialism in the history of religions, partly due to the recognition that mysticism is particular to tradition and culture and partly due to the orientation to understand religion in terms of a politics of culture that sees religion purely in constructivist terms.

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Professor Oliver

Mystical Traditions in Comparative Perspective: Session Five - The Jewish Roots of Christian Mysticism

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Professor Guy Stroumsa
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Friday, March 5, 2010 - 14:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

Mysticism is a term that has fallen out of use in recent years, partly due to the critique of essentialism in the history of religions, partly due to the recognition that mysticism is particular to tradition and culture and partly due to the orientation to understand religion in terms of a politics of culture that sees religion purely in constructivist terms.

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Professor Guy

Mystical Traditions in Comparative Perspective: Session One - Islamic mystical traditions‚ Sufis in India

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Dr Talib Muhammad
Date: 
Friday, January 29, 2010 - 14:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

Mysticism is a term that has fallen out of use in recent years, partly due to the critique of essentialism in the history of religions, partly due to the recognition that mysticism is particular to tradition and culture and partly due to the orientation to understand religion in terms of a politics of culture that sees religion purely in constructivist terms.

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Dr Talib

Comparative Mysticism Seminar 2: Tasting God: The Ascetical and Mystical Theology of Rupa Gosvami

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Dr Rembert Lutjeharms
Date: 
Friday, November 5, 2010 -
14:00 to 15:30
Location: 
OCHS Library

This seminar explores Jiva Gosvamin’s theology and raises the question of whether he could be described as a mystic.

 
Dr Lutjeharms holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Oriental Studies (Indology) from the University of Ghent, Belgium and a DPhil from the University of Oxford (Theology). His DPhil was on the poet and theologian Kavikarnapura.
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Dr Rembert

Comparative Mysticism Seminar 3: Unsayability and Meditative Ascent in Esoteric Hindu Traditions

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Professor Gavin Flood
Date: 
Friday, November 19, 2010 -
14:00 to 15:30
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OCHS Library

In this seminar we examine two tendencies or spiritual languages in esoteric medieval Hindu traditions. On the one hand we have a style of mysticism that emphasizes a realisation or awakening in the world, usually accompanied by a monistic metaphysics, on the other we have a style and language of meditative ascent; that there is a journey from this world to the state of liberation through stages of development, often conceptualized as occurring within the body. The seminar will examine these tendencies with reference to particular texts. 

 
Gavin Flood is academic director of OCHS.
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Professor Gavin

Comparative Mysticism Seminar 1: Flowing Milk. A Lost Meditation, Tradition from the Silk Road

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Lance Cousins
Date: 
Friday, October 22, 2010 -
14:00 to 15:30
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OCHS Library

This lecture examines a Buddhist meditation tradition exemplified particularly by visualisation text from central Asia. This is a seminar in our series on Comparative Mystical Traditions.

 
Lance Cousins is an expert in Buddhism, particularly the Theravada tradition and Pali commentarial literature, and Buddhist meditation traditions. He taught for many years at the University of Manchester where, among other things, he taught a course in comparative mysticism.
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Lance

Mystical Traditions in Comparative Perspective: Session Four - Christian mystical traditions 2 ‚ Understanding Apophaticism

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Professor George Pattison
Date: 
Friday, February 19, 2010 - 14:00
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OCHS Library

Mysticism is a term that has fallen out of use in recent years, partly due to the critique of essentialism in the history of religions, partly due to the recognition that mysticism is particular to tradition and culture and partly due to the orientation to understand religion in terms of a politics of culture that sees religion purely in constructivist terms.

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Professor George

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