Being a Scholar-Practitioner of South Asian Meditation Traditions

February 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Room 626, Sixth Floor, Kaneff Tower
Keele Campus
York University
Shyam Ranganathan


In this talk, three Scholar-Practitioners of Indic traditions of meditation will talk about their meditation practice as a simultaneous object of research, followed by Q & A. The two guest panelists are Charles Goodman (Binghamton University) and Ian Whicher (University of Manitoba). York’s Shyam Ranganathan (Philosophy) will talk about his new book, Hinduism: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation, and how his practice of yoga inspired his approach to scholarship.







Charles Goodman (Binghamton University) is author of The Training Anthology of Santideva: A Translation of the Siksa-samuccaya (Oxford University Press 2016), and the Consequences of Compassion: An Interpretation and Defense of Buddhist Ethics (Oxford University Press 2014).

Ian Whicher (University of Manitoba) is author of The Integrity of the Yoga Darśana: A Reconsideration of Classical Yoga (State University of New York Press 1998) and numerous papers on Yoga.


Shyam Ranganathan (York University) is author of Hinduism: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation (Routledge 2018), editor of the Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Ethics (2017) and translator and commentator of Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra (Penguin 2008).

Reviews of Hinduism: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation are available here.

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