Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
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Lectures from the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
||CleanRādhā Tantra and the agonies and ecstasies of studying obscure texts||The Rādhā Tantra (RT), also known as Vāsudevarahasya (Vāsudeva’s secret), is a fairly extensive, anonymous Tantric work dealing with the story of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. Contrary to what the ...||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat kind of Philosophical Theory is Madhyamaka?||Majewski Lecture Jan Westerhoff The Madhyamaka school of philosophy has been credited as being the central philosophy of Buddhism and also as a kind of anti-philosophy of ...||3/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNineteenth-century Hindu discourse on image worship||Dr Sharada SugirtharajahNineteenth-century colonial India offers examples of both Hindu iconoclasts and iconic worshippers, but there has been a tendency to privilege the former and ...||2/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Anthropology of Islamic Prayer||Religious Practice in Comparative Perspective Series Dr Mohammad Talib The idea of prayer in Islam is vague in the sense that it ranges from the mandatory to ...||2/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Habit of Prayer and Prayer in a Habit||Religious Practice in Comparative Perspective SeriesDr Martin Ganeri The routine activity of the ‘hours of prayer’ forms a major part of the daily life of the ...||1/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVedism and Brahmanism in Buddhist Literature: An Overview||Prof. Shrikant Bahulkar:There is seen the tendency of Vedism and Brahmanism through out the Buddhist literature, right from the early Pāli canon through the Mahāyāna ...||1/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGadamer’s Hermeneutics: Bias, Understanding, and Expanding Horizons||Dr Jessica Frazier:Gadamer saw culture, religion, and art as 'living texts' that integrate our life experience into a meaningful worldview that allows us to think, ...||1/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTextual Authority (śruti) and Soteriological Reason (tarka) in Advaita Vedānta||Prof. Dilip LoundoFar from antinomic terms and more than just compatible terms, śruti and tarka seem to converge, in Advaita Vedanta, to the same soteriological ...||1/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHindu-Muslim encounters in Bengal||A lecture by Prof. Joseph O'Connell||5/15/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
Philosophical, theological, historical, spiritual
I found the talks interesting. It gives a detailed history of finding and scriptures, the socio political scenarios while revealing the gist of Hinduism as a religion that is not idol worship but a way of life. You have to have patience to listen through the narrative as the speaker spends a substantial time on the social settings, the life of the author of the scripture to listen to the pearls of wisdom the scripture reveals.
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