Tarka – Vol. 2

On Illusion

In this issue of Tarka, On Illusion, we engage with the intersection of the modern, virtual world and the legacy of philosophy and contemplative practice that values imagination, dream states, and the significance of illusion.

Advaita Vedānta

Recognizing Nonduality through the Upaniṣads.

What is Illusion?

An Interview with Pilar Jennings.

What’s inside?

On the Mind: the Difference between Eastern and Western Conceptions

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#4 | On Death

An exploration of death from the perspective of contemplative traditions, including a discussion of practices that intentionally integrate an awareness of death into daily life.

  • Tibetan Buddhist meditation and Bardo
  • Yogic efforts towards immortality 
  • Interreligious chaplaincy

Abstract Deadline: 7/1/2020

#5 | On Space

Space is the in-between and fills the multifarious voids of life. It is the air between individuals, clarity of mind, and the infinite expanse of the  universe. 

  • Cosmology
  • Intersection of scientific and contemplative philosophies of mind
  • Methods for “creating space”

Abstract Deadline:9/1/2020

#6 | On Tantra

Tantra signifies the esoteric, secret, and mystical traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Yoga.  It also provides an essential link between historical and contemporary practices of contemplation.

  • Tantric Dieties & Practices
  • History of Tantra and its relationship to the present
  • Tantric visualization and meditation practices

Abstract Deadline: 12/1/2020

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