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Sikh Studies Unit and Yoga in Theory and Practice Unit

Call for Proposals

A co-sponsored session between Yoga in Theory and Practice and Sikh Studies invites presentations that explore the relationship between Sikhi and Yoga through a variety of approaches that may engage topics such as colonization, oral and textual knowledge production, lineage transmission, hermeneutics, issues of appropriation and abuse, historical figures and communities related to Sikhi and Yoga. 

Topics may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Contemporary discourse and/or praxis
  • Philosophical inquiry and ethical engagement
  • Addressing nationalist, neo-liberal, new-age and (pre/post)colonial contexts
  • Questions of authority and authenticity as they relate to oral and textual knowledge production, lineage transmission, scriptural translations, and interpretations
    Issues of appropriation and abuse within communities (e.g. Kundalini Yoga/3HO-Sikh Dharma)
  • Analysis of Yogic terminology, metaphors, allusions, critiques found in Sikh teachings (e.g. Siddh Gosht), Sikh musical practice (e.g. shabd jog, naad jog, taal jog, laya jog), and Sikh lifestyle practices (e.g. nam simran, japna, sahaj jog, raj jog, bhakti jog, karma-seva jog, jnana jog)
  • Historical figures and communities related to Sikhi and Yoga (e.g. Udasi, Nirmala, Nihang, 3HO-Kundalini Yoga, Radha Soami, etc.)

Sponsors

Chairs

Steering Committee Members

Method

PAPERS

Review Process

Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members during review, but visible to chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection