November 27, 2016
A leading expert on the founding text of Yoga tells us why, when, and by whom it was written.
November 13, 2016
Yoga as presented by Patañjali offers a practical complement to the Sāṃkhya theory of the cosmos and the self.
October 30, 2016
Philosophical aspects of Ayurveda, focusing on the oldest surviving medical treatise, the Caraka-Samhita.
October 16, 2016
The oldest treatise of Sāṃkhya enumerates the principles of the cosmos and of the human mind.
October 2, 2016
Francis Clooney joins us to discuss the religious and philosophical aspects of Vedānta.
September 18, 2016
The grammarian Bhartṛhari argues that the study of language is the path to liberation, because the undivided reality underlying language is brahman.
September 4, 2016
Śaṅkara and his “non-dual” (Advaita) Vedānta, which teaches that only brahman is real, and the world of experience and individual self are mere illusion.
August 6, 2016
How to fill the month of August while the podcast is on summer break. Buy the book versions of the podcast at Oxford University Press.
July 24, 2016
The founding text of the Vedānta school, the Vedānta- or Brahma-Sūtra, interprets the Upaniṣads as teaching that all things derive from brahman.
July 10, 2016
Mīmāṃsā expert Elisa Freschi speaks to Peter about philosophical issues arising from the interpretation of the Veda.