An Introduction to Esoteric Yoga

Course Type: Lecture
Study Focus: KBR
Term: Fall

Teacher: Somdev VASUDEVA
Course Code: JK15006

This class has a twofold aim. [1.] It introduces the main authors, scriptures, commentaries, and exegetical works describing the practices and theories of systems of Tantric yoga.


[2.] We will study, in English translation, selected passages defining key practices and theoretical paradigms that went on to influence other systems of meditation and yoga.


Course Information

Module: Research 1-3
CATS Requirements: MA 1st year or above

Day/Period: Fri/2
Location: Sem. 11
Credits: 2


Course Goals

Students will be introduced to different styles of scholarship and different methods of analysis current primarily in South Asian studies. The aim is to familiarise students with topics of ongoing debate and to provide them with tools to meaningfully engage with newly emerging literature.

Course Schedule and Evaluation

For a detailed course schedule, please visit KULASIS.

In class, discussion and contextualization of the assigned readings (40%).One response paper to the discussions of the readings (30%). Homework (30%).