An introduction to Asian Philosophy. Teachers of Asian Non-Duality: Shankara, the Hindu Advaita Vedanta

The courses on Asian philosophy, organised on the initiative of Assofia and in collaboration with the Ferrater Mora Chair, began in the academic year 2004-05 at the University of Girona, and are intended as a small sample and an invitation to study and become acquainted with the vast tradition of Asian wisdom. We began with two general overviews of philosophy in India and philosophy in China. In the academic year 2006-07 we dealt with more specific aspects of this Asian philosophy, with the study of early Buddhism but continuing with the philosophy of yoga. In the 2008-09 academic year we began the project, 5 or 6 years ahead, of dealing with the masters of Asian non-duality, with the Buddhist Nagarjuna, to continue this year with the Vedantic Shankara, and then perhaps with the tantric Kashmiri Sivaist Abhinavagupta, the Tibetan Buddhist Padmasambhava, the Zen Buddhist Dôgen…. all of them the highest representatives of the deepest sophia that Asia has to offer.

The course was given by Prof. Xavier Serra Narciso. See here the interview about the course published in the Diari de Girona.