International Workshop “Modernization, and Spiritual, Mental and Physical Practices: From Yoga to Reiki”

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Type: 
Workshop
Date: 
December 12, 2015 to December 13, 2015
Location: 
Japan
Subject Fields: 
Religious Studies and Theology, Japanese History / Studies, American History / Studies, Modern European History / Studies, Southeast Asian History / Studies

Dear list members,

We would like to invite you to the following event:
 

International Workshop
“Modernization, and Spiritual, Mental and Physical Practices: From Yoga to Reiki”

Dates: Dec. 12‐13, 2015
Venue: Seminar Room no.1, Institute for Research in Humanities (Jinbunken), Kyoto University


DECEMBER 12 (Saturday)
SATURDAY SESSION: 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

GAITANIDIS, Ioannis (Chiba University)
Chair
*40 minutes per paper (30 min. presentation + 10 min. discussion)


1:00 pm – 1:10 pm 
YOSHINAGA, Shin’ichi 吉永進一 (Maizuru National College of Technology)
Opening remarks

1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
BAIER, Karl (University of Vienna)
“Shavasana: Modern Relaxation Techniques and Yoga”

1:50 – 2:30 pm
SINGLETON, Mark (SOAS, University of London)
“The Spiritual Body in Early Twentieth-Century Transnational Yoga”

TEA BREAK: 2:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

3:00 pm – 3:40 pm
DESLIPPE, Philip (University of California, Santa Barbara)
“Yogi Ramacharaka: Physical Culture, Metaphysical Tradition, and Cultural Influence”

3:40 pm – 4:00 pm
ITO, Masayuki 伊藤雅之 (Aichi Gakuin University)
Comment

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Discussion


Dinner: 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.


DECEMBER 13 (SUNDAY)
SUNDAY SESSION: 10:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

GAITANIDIS, Ioannis (Chiba University)
Chair
*40 minutes per paper (30 min. presentation + 10 min. discussion) except Ishihara’s

 

10:00 am – 10:40 am
KIMURA, Toshiaki 木村敏明 (Tohoku University)
“Evangelizing the Body: the Catholic Church and Traditional Martial Arts in Indonesia”

10:40 am – 11:20 am
YOSHINAGA, Shin’ichi 吉永進一 (Maizuru National College of Technology)
“Taireidō: the Hub of Japanese Mind-Cure Healers in Taisho Era”

11:20 am – 11:40 am
ISHIHARA, Miyo 石原深予 (Kobe Gakuin University)
“Recently Discovered Documents of Nippon Shinrei Gakkai, a Japanese Mind Cure Movement”

LUNCH BREAK: 11:40 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

1:00 pm – 1:40 pm
KURITA, Hidehiko 栗田英彦 (Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science)
“Buddhism, Mind-Cure, and Nationalism: Fujita Reisai and his Breathing Techniques”

1:40 pm – 2:20 pm
HIRANO, Naoko 平野直子 (Waseda University)
“Modern Japanese Psycho-Spiritual Therapies and the Birth of Reiki Healing in the 1920s-1930s”

2:20 pm – 2:40 pm
HORIE, Norichika 堀江宗正 (University of Tokyo)
Comment

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
General Discussion


Registration
    Those wishing to join the workshop are kindly requested to contact beforehand KURITA Hidehiko, by e-mail at the address below (participation is free). Please do not forget to notify us if you would like to take part in the dinner on Saturday. The cost per person will be approx. 4000 yen (to be collected on the day).

Sponsored by
*Research Group "Reconstruction of Japanese Religious History", Institute for Research in Humanities (Jinbunken), Kyoto University

 

 

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