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AAR Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
November 23-26, 2019

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Sessions
M22-102
Dharma Academy of North America (DANAM)
Theme: Transregional Bhakti Traditions
Graham M. Schweig, Christopher Newport University & Graduate Theological Union, Presiding
Friday - 9:00 AM-10:45 AM
Hilton Bayfront-Aqua F (Third Level)

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Shivani Bothra, University of California-Santa Barbara
Terapanth Prabodha: A "Short-cut Method" to Develop Piety in the Shvetambar Terapanth Tradition

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Rodney Sebastian, University of Florida
Transregional Transmission of Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism: Building the Sacred Body in Manipuri Vaiṣṇava Dance Dramas

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Brita Heimarck, Boston University
Global Bhakti: A Complex Network of Devotional Music, Meditation, and Communitas

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Pranati Parikh, Harvard University
Transregional Theologies of Grace for Comparative Theology

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Nalini Rao, Soka University
Guru Bhakti as Understood in the Dvaita Sampradāya

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M22-108
Dharma Academy of North America (DANAM)
Theme: Hindu-Jewish Studies: Tantra and Kabbalah
Loriliai Biernacki, University of Colorado, Presiding
Friday - 11:00 AM-12:45 PM
Hilton Bayfront-Aqua F (Third Level)

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Pravina Rodrigues, Graduate Theological Union
The Semiotics of Sefirot and Śrīcakra: A Reflection on Sacred Geometry

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Alan Brill, Seton Hall University
Can Tantra Help Us Understand Kabbalistic Prayer Kavvanot?

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Yudit K. Greenberg, Rollins College
Shakti and Shekhinah: Reflections on Embodiments of the Divine Feminine

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Ithamar Theodor, Zefat Academic College
Modification, Emanation, and Pariṇāma-Vāda in Medieval Theistic Vedānta and Kabbalah

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M22-209
Dharma Academy of North America (DANAM)
Theme: Dharma and Artificial Intelligence
Rita Sherma, Graduate Theological Union, Presiding
Friday - 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
Hilton Bayfront-Aqua F (Third Level)

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Loriliai Biernacki, University of Colorado
Artificial Intelligence and Indian Tantra

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Jeffery D. Long, Elizabethtown College
On Jīva-s, Artificial Life Forms, and Inanimate Objects: Commander Data, Marie Kondo, and the Dharma Traditions

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Stuart R. Sarbacker, Oregon State University
Minds and the Philosophy and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

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Joseph Prabhu, California State University, Los Angeles
Interbeing: Humanity in an Ecological Age

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Judith Carlisle, Loyola Marymount University
Pockets of Place and the Right to Space: Transcendence through Haṭha-Yoga and AI

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Gopal Gupta, University of Evansville
Hindu Perspectives on Artificial Life and the Self

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Michael Reading, Claremont School of Theology
Jainism and the Technological Singularity Hypothesis: Defeating the Wrath of AI through Cautious and Nonviolent Intent

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M22-400
Dharma Academy of North America (DANAM)
Theme: Subjectivity, Emotions, and Feelings
Friday - 5:00 PM-6:30 PM
Hilton Bayfront-Aqua F (Third Level)

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Ana Bajzelj, University of California, Riverside
Passions and Intention in Jainism

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James Madaio, Czech Academy of Sciences
A Hermeneutics of Happiness in Medieval Advaita Vedānta

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Agnieszka Rostalska, Ghent University
Epistemic Faults and Signs of Understanding: An Account of Emotions in Early Nyāya

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Graham M. Schweig, Christopher Newport University & Graduate Theological Union
The Ubiquity and Scarcity of Pure Love: A Constructivist Comparative Analysis of Krishna Premā in the Bhāgavata Purāṇa and in Chaitanya Theology

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Jon Paul Sydnor, Emmanuel College, Boston
Rāmānuja’s Celebratory Panentheism: The Case for a Nondual Theological Epistemology

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M23-103
  • Focus on Chaplaincy
Society for Hindu-Christian Studies and Dharma Academy of North America (DANAM)
Theme: Book Review Panel - Hindu Approaches to Spiritual Care: Chaplaincy in Theory and Practice, editors: Vineet Chander, Princeton Univ. and New York Univ., and Lucinda Mosher, Hartford Seminary
Asha Shipman, Yale University, Presiding
Saturday - 9:00 AM-10:30 AM
Hilton Bayfront-Aqua E (Third Level)

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Panelists:
Varun Khanna, University of Pennsylvania
Christopher Chapple, Loyola Marymount University
Ramdas Lamb, University of Hawai'i, Manoa
Kerry San Chirico, Villanova University
Responding:
Vineet Chander, Princeton University
Lucinda Mosher, Hartford Seminary
M23-107
Dharma Academy of North America (DANAM)
Theme: Mahatma Gandhi's Global Legacy
Veena Howard, California State University, Fresno, Presiding
Saturday - 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Hilton Bayfront-Aqua E (Third Level)

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Sungjin Im, Duke University
(Un)dressing the Mahatma: The Visual Presence of Gandhi in Colonial Korea, 1921-1933

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Samani Pratibha Pragya, SOAS, University of London
Ahiṁsā Yātrā: Gandhi, Jainism, and a Socio-religious Initiative

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Gopinathan Pillai99, Santhigiri Research Foundation
Global Nonviolent Awakening and Sustainable Future: A Historical Exploration of Gandhian Legacy

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Responding:
Ramdas Lamb, University of Hawai'i, Manoa
Veena Howard, California State University, Fresno