9 episodes

The Wise Studies podcast is an extension of our audio library of courses at wisestudies.com. We are dedicated to exploring the world's great esoteric, contemplative and meditative traditions. Our aim is to illuminate the texts and teachings, investigating these topics with expert scholar/practitioners. We value rigorous, thoughtful scholarship with academics who can also appreciate the many dimensions of the contemplative traditions they research. This podcast features the authors we work with. To check out their courses go to wisestudies.com.

The Wise Studies Podcas‪t‬ Ryan Spielman

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The Wise Studies podcast is an extension of our audio library of courses at wisestudies.com. We are dedicated to exploring the world's great esoteric, contemplative and meditative traditions. Our aim is to illuminate the texts and teachings, investigating these topics with expert scholar/practitioners. We value rigorous, thoughtful scholarship with academics who can also appreciate the many dimensions of the contemplative traditions they research. This podcast features the authors we work with. To check out their courses go to wisestudies.com.

    The Truth Within with Gavin Flood

    The Truth Within with Gavin Flood

    In this episode I am speaking with Gavin Flood. Gavin is a Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion in the Theology and Religion Faculty and academic director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. Gavin read Religious Studies and Social Anthropology at Lancaster University and taught at the universities of Wales (Lampeter) and Stirling before coming to Oxford. He was elected to membership of the British Academy in 2014. His research interests are in medieval Hindu texts (especially from the traditions of Shiva), comparative religion, and phenomenology. Two recent books are The Importance of Religion: Meaning and Action in Our Strange World (Oxford: Blackwell, 2013) and The Truth Within: A History of Inwardness in Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism (Oxford University Press, 2014) which are the starting point for our conversation.

    • 35 min
    The Pali Canon with Sarah Shaw

    The Pali Canon with Sarah Shaw

    The Pali Canon with Sarah Shaw

    • 41 min
    Purusha & Prakriti with Karen O'Brien-Kop

    Purusha & Prakriti with Karen O'Brien-Kop

    In this conversation we discuss the concepts Purusha and Prakriti found in Samkhya philosophy in the Indian tradition.

    • 49 min
    Women in Yoga with Ruth Westoby

    Women in Yoga with Ruth Westoby

    Women in Yoga with Ruth Westoby

    • 41 min
    Nagarjuna & Queering Buddhism with Bee Scherer

    Nagarjuna & Queering Buddhism with Bee Scherer

    Nagarjuna & Queering Buddhism with Bee Scherer

    • 56 min
    Ramakrishna & Vivekananda with Gwilym Beckerlegge

    Ramakrishna & Vivekananda with Gwilym Beckerlegge

    Ramakrishna & Vivekananda with Gwilym Beckerlegge

    • 36 min

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Good conversations

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Illuminating

As an avid student of meditation and philosophy I find this podcast very stimulating. Intelligent conversation. I look forward to more!

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