- April 25, 2014
- 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
- Namaste Hall (3rd Floor), CIIS, 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
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)
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: