• April 25, 2014
  • 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Namaste Hall (3rd Floor), CIIS, 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Add to Calendar 04/25/2014 7:00 pm 04/25/2014 9:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Weaving the Worlds, with Madhu Khanna Weaving the Worlds: The gyno-centric cosmology of Shakta Tantra and its potential for eco-dharma today. This free lecture with renowned visiting scholar Dr. Madhu Khanna is co-sponsored by the Asian & Comparative Studies, Women's Spirituality, Philosophy, Cosmology & Consciousness, and Ecology, Spirituality, & Religion programs. Namaste Hall (3rd Floor), CIIS, 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 false MM/DD/YYYY

Weaving the Worlds: The gyno-centric cosmology of Shakta Tantra and its potential for eco-dharma today

This lecture by renowned scholar Dr. Madhu Khanna explores the inter-relationships of some of the seminal concepts that have given Shakta Tantra its distinctive signature - namely, the gyno-centric cosmology based on the principle of cosmic bi-unity, its gendered world-view, the relationship between the divine and mortal women, and the micro-macro system of correspondences. The lecture will examine the great potential that these meta ideas hold for providing a Eco-dharma today when humanity enters a new era of self-renewal and ecological sustainability.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Madhu Khanna, PhD, is the Founder and Chairperson of Tantra Foundation in New Delhi, a center for traditional learning, creative arts, and self-evolution. She is Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Centre for the Study of Comparative Religion & Civilization at Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi. She received her PhD in Religious/Indic Studies from Wolfson College, Oxford University in 1986. She was awarded the Homi Bhabha Fellowship in 1991-1993. She has authored several books and research papers in journals worldwide.

Location & Details:

Namaste Hall (3rd floor)
CIIS
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Friday, April 25th, 7-9 p.m.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the following programs in the Philosophy & Religion Department:

Asian and Comparative Studies

Women's Spirituality

Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness

Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion

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