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Book talk | The Philosophy of the Yogasutra (drinks & snacks included!)

Book talk | The Philosophy of the Yogasutra (drinks & snacks included!) In-Person

Join us for a talk by Karen O'Brien-Kop at 3D@VU about the profound philosophical depth of the Yogasutra and why this collection of Sanskrit sutras on the theory and practice of yoga deserves to be read alongside Parmenides' On Nature and Plato's Phaedo as a classic of world philosophy. The discussion will be led by Emma Varini (VU), June Perez (AUC), and Ellie Palmer (University of Edinburgh). Come listen to Karen O'Brien-Kop and ask your question during the Q&A, all while enjoying a free snack and drink. 

About the speaker: Karen O'Brien-Kop is lecturer in Modern Asian Religions at King's College London.

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This is a hybrid event. Would you like to attend online? Please send an email to Michèle Meijer (VU Library) to receive the Zoom-link:


14:00 doors open (grab yourself a free snack and drink and make yourself comfortable)

14:15 book talk (incl. Q&A)

16:00 end of the event

Wednesday, December 13, 2023
14:00 - 16:00
Time Zone:
Central European Time (change)
Campus Square
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About this event series  

This is the fifth event of an event series based on the Bloomsbury Introductions to World Philosophies series organized together with Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach, Professor of Diversifying Philosophy at the VU and editor of the series. Each event centers around one book. The author introduces their book and then receives a response by a group of students that have studied the book. At the end, the rest of the audience can join the discussion during the Q&A.

The library’s Special Collections

Students have dived into the library’s Special Collections and selected items that connect with the book themes. During the events you’ll hear more about these items and the students’ research! 

Books for further reading 

Interested in these topics and looking for further reading? Get inspired by the book collections that have been especially curated from the library’s collection for these events by students and will be on display during the events. 

Project Omboeken 

The University Library houses 30 kilometers of books, many of which are rarely used and are simply gathering dust in the stack rooms. The library started an innovative project, Omboeken (literally ‘rebook’), to find new ways to present these books to the public. For example, we created a multidisciplinary collection on sustainability for the Green Office and created an art installation with books, called Pantheon. New forms of presentation also means that we are experimenting with new ways of working, for example by offering more people a role in selecting books to be placed prominently on display, such as during these events! 

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Michèle Meijer

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