Seminar Sessions Archive

2017
Session CХ, November 28, 2017
Subject: «Hindu Approaches to Perception of Rigveda». Speaker: Kateryna Dovbnya, PhD in pedagogical sciences, associate professor at the Department of Near and Middle East, Institute of Philology of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
Session CIХ, October 31, 2017
Subject: «Levels of Yoga Practice in the System of Nine Vehicles of Nyingma School». Speaker: Lama Pema Dudul (Segiy Dudko), Buddhist teacher (lama) of the Kathok Order of Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism (lives in Kathmandu, Nepal); accomplished PhD studies at the Department of Ancient Orient of the Institute of Oriental Studies of RAS (Moscow).
Session CVIII, September 26, 2017
Subject: «Ukrainian Reception and Introduction of the Principles of Indian Philosophy on the example of L. Tolstoy — Descendant of Hetman Ivan Skoropadsky». Speaker: Dmytro Burba, author, translator.
Session CVII, June 25, 2017
Subject: «Religious and Philosophical Basis of Meera Bai's (1498–1546?) Poems». Speaker: Kateryna Dovbnya, PhD in pedagogical sciences, associate professor, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, in 2012 received the government award of the Republic of India for invaluable contribution in development and spread of Hindi in the world, expert in Hindi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Marathi.
Session CVI, May 30, 2017
Subject: «The Chinese “Book of Changes” as Possible Factor for Arrangement of Social Space in Ukraine». Speaker: Roman Moskal, lawyer, independent researcher of Chinese culture and tradition of Chinese Yi Jing studies, author of the book: «Yi Jing. To Think Correctly in order to Foreknow: Introduction to Yi Jing Studies». – Kharkiv: Akta, 2016. – 280 p.
Session CV, April 25, 2017
Subject: «Philosophical Polemics in Tibetan Buddhist Schools: Main Questions and Answers». Speaker: Lama Pema Dudul (Segiy Dudko), Buddhist teacher (lama) of the Kathok Order of Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism (lives in Kathmandu, Nepal). Accomplished PhD studies at the Department of Ancient Orient of the Institute of Oriental Studies of RAS (Moscow).
Session CIV, March 28, 2017
Subject: «Reiki – Spiritual Tradition or Secret Society?». Speaker: Iryna Valiavko, PhD in Philosophy, Senior Research Fellow at H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU, Research Fellow at UVAN in USA, Reiki practitioner-healer of 2nd degree.
Extended session CІII, February 28, 2017
Subject: «East of Nietzsche. Nietzsche in the East». Speakers: Larysa Garmash, Yuriy Zavhorodniy, Sergii Kapranov, Taras Lyuty, Anastasia Strelkova.
Session CII, January 31, 2017
Subject: «Spiritual Practice of Buddhism as Modification of Primarily Obvious Experience of Life: Concerning the Phenomenology of Buddhist Experience». Speaker: Karpitsky Nikolai, Doctor in Philosophy, professor at the Department of History of Philosophy Subjects, Lugansk National Agrarian University.
2016
Session CІ, December 20, 2016
Subject: «Adventures of Newton-philosopher in Jewish Thought of XVIII – beginning of XIX century». Speaker: Kateryna Malakhova, PhD in Philosophy, Junior Research Fellow, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU, coordinator of the Association for Creative Academic Jewish Studies "Sambation" in Ukraine.
Session C, November 29, 2016
Subject: «Multifaceted Deliverance (√मुच्). Case of “Mānava-dharma-śāstra (मानव धर्म-शास्त्र)” (continued)». Speaker: Yuriy Zavhorodniy, Doctor in Philosophy, Senior Research Fellow, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
Session XCІХ, October 25, 2016
Subject: «Mishima Yukio and Yangming Philosophy in Japan». Speaker: Sergii Kapranov, PhD in Philosophy, Senior Research Fellow, A.Yu. Krymsky Institute of Oriental Studies of NASU.
Session XCVIII, September 27, 2016
Subject: «The Image of Saint Siddhas in the Literature and Art of Vajrayana Buddhism in Connection with the Attribution of the 18th Century Thangka from the Collection of The Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko Museum of Arts». Speaker: Yevgen Osaulenko, Principal Research Fellow, The Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko Museum of Arts.
Session XCVII, June 21, 2016
Subject: «Metaphysical Realism of Yu. V. Mamleev as a Western Interpretation of the Vedanta Philosophy». Speaker: Oleksandr Artamonov, editor-in-chief of the magazine "Apocrypha" (Ukrainian agency), philosopher-traditionalist, translator (Lviv).
Session XCVI, May 29, 2016
Subject: «The Problem of Detection of Anthropological Invariants in Mystic and Religious Systems». Speaker: Yaroslav Lyubyvyy, Doctor in Philosophy, Principal Research Fellow, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
Session XCV, April 26, 2016
Subject: «Consciousness Nature and the Process of Perception in the Worldview of Buddhist Tantra (on the example of the division of highest tantras)». Speaker: Oleksandr Gomonov, scientific consultant at the Shang Shung Institute (Russian branch), researcher of traditional culture (Saint Petersburg).
Session XCIV, March 29, 2016
Subject: «Reception of the Chinese Philosophy in the works of H. Hesse (on the example of analysis of the story “Klingsor's Last Summer”)». Speaker: Oleksandra Bibik, Master in Religious Studies (Kyiv).
Session XCIII, February 23, 2016
Subject: «Teaching of the Buddha about Unity». Speaker: Sergiy Filonenko, Buddhist monk, Monk Order Nipponzan Myōhōji (Cherkasy).
Session XCII, January 26, 2016
Subject: «Dhammapada». Discussion.
2015
Session XCI, December 22, 2015
Subject: «Evolution of the Daśa-Mūla (Ten Main Statements of Sri Chaitanya Teaching) Idea in the Works of Bhaktivinoda Thakur (1838–1914)». Speaker: Kostiantyn Perun (Brijabasi Das), researcher of Bengali Vaishnavism, graduate of the VIHE (Vrindavan Іnstutute for Higher Education), senior lecturer at the Kiev Theological Academy of the ISKCON, member of SAC (Sastric Advisory Committee), translator from Bengali and Sanskrit.
Session XC, November 24, 2015
Subject: «Anthropogenesis in Mithology of Shinto». Speaker: Sergii Kapranov, PhD in Philosophy, Research Fellow, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
Session LXXХIX, November 3, 2015
Subject: «Ideas of Emptiness and Purity in Western and Eastern Philosophy». Speakers: Anna Ilyina, PhD in History of Arts, Junior Research Fellow, Department of History of Foreign Philosophy of the H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU, Anastasia Strelkova, PhD in Philosophy, Research Fellow, Department of History of Foreign Philosophy of the H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
Session LXXХVIII, September 29, 2015
1. Report: «Traditionalistic Orientation of Vaishnava Neo-Vedantism (on the example of ISKCON)». Speaker: Ruslan Halikov, PhD in Philosophy, Religious Studies Researcher.
2. News of the Scientific Life.
Session LXXХVII, June 30, 2015
Subject: «R. Genon "The Crisis of the Modern World" (1927)». Discussion.
Session LXXХVI, May 26, 2015
Subject: «Poetry and Transformed State of Consciousness (TSC): View of a Poet and Understanding of a Scholar». Speaker: Yaroslava Shekera, member of the National Writers’ Union of Ukraine, poet, translator; sinologist, PhD in Philology, associate professor at the Department of Chinese, Korean and Japanese Languages of the Institute of Philology of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
Session LXXХV, April 28, 2015
Subject: «The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali І.2.: योगश्चित्तवृत्तिनिरोधः yogaścittavṛttinirodhaḥ». Discussion.
Session LXXХIV, March 31, 2015
Discussion of book: «Śrīsiddhantaśikhāmaṇi written down by Śrī Śivayogī Śivācārya. Transl. from Sanskrit by Yu. Kravchenko (Gauri). - M.: Ganga, 2013. - 454 p.». With participation of translator, adherent of the tradition of Veerashaiva and independent researcher of the philosophy of Veerashaiva Yuliya Kravchenko (Kyiv).
More about Veerashivaism see: www.virashaiva.com, www.veerashaiva.ru.
Session LXXХIIІ, February 24, 2015
  Session program:
І. Report: «Sufi in Western European Megapolis: Religious Philosophical Traditions and Socio-Cultural Context».
1. Spread of Sufism in Western Europe: Periodization and Typology.
2. Sufi Communities of Berlin: Organization, Ideas, Practice.
3. Reconsideration of Sufi Tradition in Socio-Cultural Context of Western Europe.
Speaker: Oleg Yarosh, PhD in Philosophy, Head of the Sector of History of Eastern Philosophy, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
ІІ. Notification: «Research Training at the Leipzig University (December 2014 – January 2015)». Speaker: Yuriy Zavhorodniy, PhD in Philosophy, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
Session LXXХII, January 27, 2015
Subject: «Konishi Masutarō (1862-1940) and Dialog of Religious Philosophical Traditions». Speaker: Sergii Kapranov, PhD in Philosophy, Senior Research Fellow, A.Yu. Krymsky Institute of Oriental Studies of NASU.
2014
Session LXXХI, November 25, 2014
Subject: «Yoga and Western Psychology – Touch Points (Based on the Text of «Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali»)». Speaker: Oleksandr Romanenko, Master in Philosophy, Transpersonal Psychology and Consciousness Studies (Kyiv).
Session LXXХ, October 28, 2014
Subject: «Contemporary Problems of Yoga Darśana». Speaker: Dmitry Danilov, independent researcher (Kyiv-Mariupol).
Session LXXІХ, September 30, 2014
Subject: «Deliverance (मोक्ष) in Law Texts of Hinduism: Taking as Example the «Laws of Manu» (मानव धर्म-शास्त्र)». Speaker: Yuriy Zavhorodniy, PhD in Philosophy, Research Fellow, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
Session LXXVІII, June 24, 2014
1. Report: «Multilevel Literature – a Tool of Hermeneutics». Speaker: Gordovsky Oleksandr, independent researcher.
2. Notification: «About the Site of the Eastern Philosophies Researchers Society». Speaker: Anastasia Strelkova, PhD in Philosophy, Research Fellow, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
3. Notification: «About the Site Jainworld.com. Program 24 Languages (24L Mission). Jainism Global Resource Centre». Speakers: Yuriy Zavhorodniy, PhD in Philosophy, Research Fellow, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU, Redka Dmytro, independent researcher.
Session LXXVІI (Celebrating 100 Years of Tantric Studies), May 27, 2014
 Reports:
1. «Specific Forms of Western Reception of Tantric Ideas: on the Possibility of Meeting of Paradigms in the works of Lou Andreas-Salomé». Speaker: Lesya Garmash, PhD in Philosophy, associate professor, author of the book about Lou Andreas-Salomé and translator of her works.
2. «Rediscovery of the Secret of Feminine Nature in Shakti and Tantric Tradition». Speaker: Mariya Usoltseva, PhD student, A.Yu. Krymsky Institute of Oriental Studies of NASU.
Session LXXVI, April 29, 2014
Subject: «Śrīsiddhantaśikhāmaṇi – "The Bible" of Veerashivaism. Contents of the Text, Sources, Experience of Translations from Sanskrit». Speaker: Yuliya Kravchenko, independent researcher, translator from Sanskrit.
Session LXXV, March 25, 2014
Subject: «Doctor B.R. Ambedkar in the History of Indian Democracy and Political Philosophy». Speaker: Olena Bordilovska, Doctor in Political Science, associate professor of the Department of International Relations, Institute of International Relations of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
Session LXXІV, February 25, 2014
Subject: «Baruch Spinoza in Rabbinic Sources». Speaker: Kateryna Malakhova, PhD in Philosophy, Junior Research Fellow, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
Session LXXІІІ, January 28, 2014
Subject: «Methodological Foundations of Periodization of the History of Philosophical Thought of Ancient and Medieval China». Speaker: Anna Bokal, PhD in Philosophy, associate professor, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
2013
Session LXXІІ, December 12, 2013
Lecture: «Buddhist Philosophy of Emptiness». Speaker: Artur Przybysławski, Doctor of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University, Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations. Habilitation thesis: «Buddhist Philosophy of Emptiness». Author of Books: «Coincidentia oppositorum», «Emptiness is joy or Buddhist philosophy with tongue in cheek».
Session LXXІ, November 26, 2013
Subject: «Relation between Being, Non-being and Emptiness in Buddhist Ontology». Speaker: Anastasia Strelkova, PhD in Philosophy, Research Fellow, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
Session LXX, October 29, 2013
Subject: «A Feminized Jina: A Critical Examination of the Life of Mallinatha». Speaker: Larry Gipson, B.A. Religious Studies, Yale University.
Session LXIX, September 24, 2013
Subject: «Eastern Philosophy in Contemporary Philosophical Science and Education in Ukraine». In the seminar will participate the research fellows of the Sector of History of Eastern Philosophy of the H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU, professors at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, National University of «Kyiv-Mohyla Academy», National Pedagogical Dragomanov University
Session LXVІІІ, June 25, 2013
1. Report: «Phenomenon of "Eastern Eros": a Problem of Delimitation and Specific Features». Speaker: Vitaliy Turenko, PhD student of Department of Philosophy, Institute of Philosophical Education and Science of the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University.
2. Notification: «The Problem of Detection of the Anthropological Invariants in Mystical and Religious Systems of West and East». Speaker: Yaroslav Lyubyvyy, Doctor in Philosophy, Principal Research Fellow, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
Session LXVIІ, May 28, 2013
Subject of the Session: Discussion of the Planned Research Theme «Philosophical Traditions of the East in the ХІХ – 1st Half of the ХХ Century: Transformations of Intellectual Paradigm».
 - Oleg Yarosh «Reception of the Philosophical Ideas of Sufism in the Teaching of Muslim Reformers of India of the end of ХІХ – 1stHalf of ХХ century»
 - Anna Ilyina «Influences of the Western European Transcendentalism on the Jewish Traditional Philosophical Thought (from S. Maimon to J. Derrida)».
 - Sergii Kapranov «Transformations of Intellectual Paradigm in Japan in Meiji Period (1868–1912)».
 - Anastasia Strelkova «Buddhist Philosophy of Emptiness in the Philosophy of Nishida Kitarō and Other Representatives of Kyoto School».
 - Oleksandr Kikhno «Philosophical Views of Sri Aurobindo and Satprem in the Context of European Historiosophical and Evolutionary Paradigms».
 - Yuriy Zavhorodniy «History of Indian Philosophy as Project of Orientalism».
Session LXVI, April 30, 2013
1. Report: «The Presentiment of "Christian Tantra": the Problem of Meeting of Paradigms in the Works of Lou Andreas-Salomé». Speaker: Lesya Garmash, PhD in Philosophy, associate professor, author of book about Lou Andreas-Salomé and translator of her works.
2. Notification: «International Seminar of the Society of Pilgrimage Studies at the Kumbha-Mela (Allahabad, February 2013). Philosophical Aspects». Speaker: Sergii Kapranov, PhD in Philosophy, Senior Research Fellow, A.Yu. Krymsky Institute of Oriental Studies of NASU.
Session LXV, March 26, 2013
Subject: «GLOBAL CRISIS, ANCIENT NOMADS AND WAY OF BODHISATTVA». Lecture by: Junsei Terasawa (Japan), travelling Buddhist monk, Teacher of Monk Order Nipponzan Myōhōji in Ukraine, Russia and Central Asia.
Session LXІV, February 26, 2013
Round table: «TRADITIONALISM. TRADITIONS OF THE EAST. ACADEMIC SCIENCE».
 - Andriy Voloshyn (Head of The Ukrainian Traditionalist Club, M.A. in Political Science, writer). – «Chinese Influence on the Works of Ezra Pound».
 - Olena Semenyaka (activist of The Ukrainian Traditionalist Club, PhD student of the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department of the National University of «Kyiv-Mohyla Academy»). – «“East and West” in Conservative-Revolutionary Perspective: Metaphysical and Geopolitical Dimensions».
 - Eduard Yurchenko (activist of The Ukrainian Traditionalist Club, professor of philosophy of the National Transport University). – «Integral Traditionalism between Eastern Influences and Authentic Sacred of Europe».
 - Andrey Belichenko (Research Fellow, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU). – «Soma as Spiritual Matter (Non-Christian Paradigm of Resurrection on the Material of the First Mandalas of "Rigveda")».
 - Svyatoslav Vyshynskyy (Junior Research Fellow, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU). – «The Occidental Way of Western Metaphysics».
 - Sergiy Filonenko (Buddhist monk, Monk Order Nipponzan Myōhōji, Donetsk). – «The Scythians. To the Roots of Original Spirituality in Quest of New Identification and Perspective of Development of Human Civilization».
 - Yuriy Zavhorodniy (Research Fellow, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU). – «Interest to Traditionalism in the Post-Soviet Ukraine. Traditionalism and Academic Science: is the Dialog Possible?».
2012
Session LXІІІ, November 27, 2012
 1. Report: «Destiny of Eastern Religious Tradition in Secular Culture (Taking the Example of Yoga)» (in Russian). Speaker: Oksana Kolomiyets, PhD student, Department of Philosophy, Donetsk National Technical University.
 2. Report: «Realization of Esthetic Ideal in Structure of Vaishnava Community» (in Russian). Speaker: Yevgen Smytskyy, Specialist in Religious Studies, International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) (Donetsk).
Session LХІІ, October 30, 2012
Subject: «Jiddu Krishnamurti: Between Advaita and Buddhism». Speaker: Igor Karivets, PhD in Philosophy, associate professor at the Department of Philosophy of the Lviv Polytechnic National University, translator of the works of Jiddu Krishnamurti into Ukrainian.
Session LХI, September 25, 2012
Subject: «Sanskrit as a Key to Indian Philosophy». Speaker: Yuliya Kravchenko, independent researcher, teacher of Sanskrit, Hindi, translator from Sanskrit.
Topics to be presented:
1. History of Development of Sanskrit.
2. Language as a Reflection of World View.
3. Simplicity and Complexity of Sanskrit.
4. Difficulties of Translation from Sanskrit.
5. Place of Sanskrit in Contemporary World.
6. Methods of Learning Sanskrit Accessible for a Westerner.
Session LX, June 26, 2012
Subject: «Methodological Problems of Historico-Philosophical Research of Buddhist Texts». Speaker: T. Zhukovskyy, PhD student, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
Session LIX, May 29, 2012
Subject: «Rigveda Hymn Х.129: the Specifics of Translation and Interpretation (D. Ovsyanyko-Kulykovskyy, O. Kozlov, L. Ukrainka, P. Ritter, M. Kalynovych)». Speaker: Yu. Zavhorodniy, PhD in Philosophy, Research Fellow, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
Session LVIIІ, April 24, 2012
Subject: «Buddhism as Repeated Experience». Speaker: O. Kozlovska, independent researcher.
Session LVII, March 27, 2012
Subject: «Indian Spiritual Tradition of Veerashaiva». Speaker: Yu. Kravchenko, independent researcher.
Topics to be presented:
1. Place of Veerashaiva Tradition between Other Philosophical Spiritual Schools of India.
2. Philosophy.
3. Origins of Tradition – Mentions in Āgamas, Founders, Historical Testimonies of Antiquity.
4. Spiritual Way, Description of Six Main Stages.
5. Everyday Practice.
6. «Eight Shields» in Veerashaiva Tradition. External and Internal Shields.
Sources: Śaivāgamas (Vātuḷāgama, Chandrajñānāgama, Kāraṇāgama, Sūkṣmāgama), Upaniṣads (īśa, Kena, Kaṭha), Śrīsiddhantaśikhāmaṇi, Anubhava-sūtra, Śakti-Viśiṣṭādvaita-tattvatraya-vimarśa, Aṣṭāvaraṇa-vijñāna, Yoga-sūtras, Bhagavad-gītā, works of Ādi Śaṅkarācārya.
Session LVI, February 28, 2012
Subject: «Nishida Kitarō (1870–1945): East-Asian and European Culture in the Formation of Personality of Philosopher». Speaker: S. Kapranov, PhD in Philosophy, Senior Research Fellow of the A.Yu. Krymsky Institute of Oriental Studies of NASU, Research Fellow of the H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
Session LV, January 31, 2012
1. Report: «The Concept of Experience in Literature of Haskala and Hasidic Texts». Speaker: К. Malakhova, Junior Research Fellow, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
2. Notification: «About Research Training at the Institute of India and Central Asia of Leipzig University, 17.10–15.12.2011 (Leipzig University) and about Participation in the Global Buddhist Congregation, 27–30.11.2011 (Delhi)». Speaker: Yu. Zavhorodniy, PhD in Philosophy, Research Fellow, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
2011
Session LIV, November 29, 2011
Subject: «The Model of Gradual Learning (anupubba-sikkhā) in Early Buddhist Soteriology». Speaker: Oleksandr Demchenko, independent researcher.
In the seminar a translation of The Greater Discourse at Assapura (MN39) of the Pāli Canon will be presented; also the variations of the model of gradual learning in the sources of Early Buddhism will be examined; its relation to other aspects of Buddhist soteriology; its further influence (with special mention of its use in the critique of scientism by E.F. Schumacher).
Text of the sutta in Pāli: www.metta.lk/tipitaka/2Sutta-Pitaka/2Majjhima-Nikaya/Majjhima1/039-maha-assapura-p.html
Translation into Classic Chinese: www.cbeta.org/cgi-bin/goto.pl?linehead=T01n0026_p0724c17
English translation: www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.039.than.html
Polish translation: www.metta.lk/tipitaka/2Sutta-Pitaka/2Majjhima-Nikaya/Majjhima1/039-mahaassapura-pl.html.
Session LIII, October 25, 2011
Subject: «Philosophical Method of Ibn Khaldūn: Critical Reading». Speaker: Mykhaylo Yakubovych, PhD in History, Research Fellow, National University of Ostroh Academy.
Session LII (extraordinary), October 4, 2011
Subject: «Overcoming of Spiritual Materialism» (in English with Ukrainian translation). Lecture of Bill Karelis, Buddhist teacher of the lines of Karma Kagyu and Nyingma (USA).
Session LI, September 27, 2011
1. Report: «The Interpretation of "Emptiness" in Hṛdaya-sūtra (Heart Sutra of Prajñāpāramitā)». Speaker: Anastasia Strelkova, PhD in Philosophy, post-doctoral degree candidate, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
2. Notification: «About the Results of Work of the First Year of Summer School in Islamic Studies supported by HESP ReSET"». Speaker: Oleg Yarosh, PhD in Philosophy, Head of the Sector of History of Eastern Philosophy of the H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
Session L, 21 June, 2011
Subject: «Net Structures in Contemporary Islam: from Traditionalism to Modernism». Speaker: Denys Bryliov, PhD in Philosophy, lecturer at the Department of Cultural Studies of the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, fellow of the Centre for Religious Studies at the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University.
Session XLIX, May 31, 2011
Subject: «Specifics of Intellectual Activity of the Ancient Chinese Philosophers-zhuzi according to Some Early Sources». Speaker: Sergii Kapranov, PhD in Philosophy, Senior Research Fellow of the A.Yu. Krymsky Institute of Oriental Studies of NASU, Research Fellow of the H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
In particular, the speaker uses the following sources:
- Sima Qian «Postface of the Court Historiographer» (Chapter 130 of the «The Records of the Grand Historian»)
Original: www.ctext.org/shiji/tai-shi-gong-zi-xu
- Xunzi. Chapter 6. «Contra Twelve Philosophers»
Original: www.ctext.org/xunzi/fei-shi-er-zi
- Zhuangzi. Chapter 33. "All Under Heaven"
Original and English translation: www.ctext.org/zhuangzi/tian-xia
Session XLVIІІ, April 26, 2011
Subject: «Review of Texts about Internal Alchemy in the "Taoist Canon of the Zhengtong Reign Period"». Speaker: Pavlo Rafalskyy, independent researcher.
In particular, speaker uses the following electronic sources:
www.goldenelixir.com/files/Index_of_Zhengtong_Daozang.pdf
www.rutracker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3306293
www.rutracker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3310026
Session XLVIІ, March 29, 2011
Subject: «Sri Aurobindo Ghosh and Teilhard de Chardin: Comparison of Two Paradigms of Evolutionary Process». Speaker: O.V. Kikhno, PhD in Philosophy, Senior Research Fellow, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
Session XLVІ, February 22, 2011
Subject: «Katha Upanishad Translated by Pavlo Ritter (1933): Katha Upanishad among Upanishads, Motivation of Choice of the Text and Specifics of Translation». Speaker: Yu.Yu. Zavhorodniy, PhD in Philosophy, post-doctoral degree candidate, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
Session XLV, January 25, 2011
Subject: «The Problem of Legitimacy of Methodology of Chinese Studies in Ukrainian Oriental Studies». Speaker: V.F. Rezanenko, Director of the Center of Oriental Studies at the National University of «Kyiv-Mohyla Academy», Doctor in Philology, Professor at the Department of Political Science of the National University of «Kyiv-Mohyla Academy».
2010
Session XLІV, November 30, 2010
Subject: «Kant as a Destroyer of Philosophy: The Reception of Kant in Jewish Literature of the end of the 18th century». Speaker: K.V. Malakhova, PhD student, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
Session XLIIІ, October 26, 2010
Subject: «Buddha Nature and Emptiness in the Mahāyāna Mahāparinirvāṇa Sūtra». Speaker: A.Yu. Strelkova, PhD in Philosophy, post-doctoral degree candidate, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
Session XLII, September 28, 2010
Subject: «Philosophy in the System of Traditional Eastern Thought». Speakers: О.А. Yarosh, A.Yu. Strelkova, S.V. Kapranov, Yu.Yu. Zavhorodniy.
Session XLI, June 29, 2010
Subject: «The "San zi jing" as a Sample of the Chinese Philosophical Culture». Speaker: S.V. Kapranov, PhD in Philosophy, Senior Research Fellow of the A.Yu. Krymsky Institute of Oriental Studies of NASU, Research Fellow of the H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
The text can be accessed in original, as well as in Russian, English and French translations:
www.afpc.asso.fr/wengu/wg/wengu.php?l=Sanzijing
www.hua.umf.maine.edu/Chinese/stories/sanzijing/index.html
Сань-цзы-цзин, или Троесловие с литографированным китайским текстом / Пер. Иакинфа [Н.Я. Бичурина]. СПб., 1829: www.biblio.nhat-nam.ru/Troeslovie.pdf
Session XL, May 25, 2010
Subject: «The Problem of Relationship between ‘Irfān (gnosis) and Sufism according to the Twelvers». Speaker: O.A. Yarosh, PhD in Philosophy, Head of the Sector of History of Eastern Philosophy H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
 Plan of the report:
1. Shia Islam and the Problem of Origins of Sufism (H. Corbin, S.H. Nasr, А. Tabataba'i).
2. Sufism (Ta'sawwuf) and ‘Irfān in the Religious Discourse of the Shia Islam.
3. Shia tariqas.
 Literature:
Тримингем Дж. Суфийские ордены в исламе: www.klex.ru/books/islam/sufiyskie_ordeni_v_islame.zip
Нурбакш Дж. Таверна среди руин: www.webbl.ru/?action=download_book&grup=zh&id=145&query=
Session XХХIХ, April 27, 2010
Subject: «The Taoist Treasury: the History of Formation, Structure, Methods of Research». Speaker: Pavlo Rafalskyy, independent researcher.
In particular, the speaker uses the following electronic sources:
www.en.daoinfo.org/wiki/The_Daoist_Canon
www.goldenelixir.com/press/ref_02_zhengtong_dz_index.html
www.daoistcenter.org/texts.pdf
www.ki-oscow.narod.ru/litra/zen/torchinov_dao/torchinov_dao.htm
www.daoiststudies.org/dao/?q=biblio/keyword/59
www.daolao.ru/texts.htm
Session XХХVIII, March 30, 2010
Subject: «The Phenomenology of Concentration Practices in Dharmic Religions». Speaker: Oleksandr Demchenko, independent researcher.
Plan of the report:
1. Concentration (jhāna and samādhi) in Early Buddhism. Place of concentration in Buddhist practice. The phenomenology of concentration: five hindrances and factors of four jhānas. Objects of concentration. "Four immaterial attainments", "attainment of cessation" and objectless concentration. Development of concentration in Paṭisambhidāmagga and Visuddhimagga.
2. Concentration according to the contemporaries and teachers of Buddha. The practice of the teachers of Buddha according to the Buddhacarita and Pāli suttas. Concentration according to the contemporaries based on the Buddhist and Hindu Sources. Jainism and practices of concentration.
3. Classical yoga: dhāraṇā, dhyāna and samādhi. The Role of concentration in 8-fold yoga. Analogs and parallels between yoga samādhis and Buddhist jhānas. Samādhi in non-classical yoga.
4. The Reception of practices of concentration in Tibetan Buddhism. The system of nine stages of śamatha. Its early Mahayanistic origins. Dhyāna in Tibetan Buddhism. Possible analogs of dhyānas in practices of Tibetan Buddhism.
 Several short texts for preliminary introduction to the subject of the report:
Early Buddhism / Theravāda:
- Samadhanga sutta ("Factors of Concentration"): www.dhamma.ru/canon/an5-28.htm
- The Jhanas in Theravadan Buddhist Meditation: www.leighb.com/jhana2a.htm
- The Traditional Factors of the 8 Jhanas: www.leighb.com/jhanatrd.htm
Classical yoga:
- Yoga-sūtras with Vyāsa commentary. Chapter one. Concentration: www.psylib.org.ua/books/patanja/ostru/txt05.htm
- A Comparison of Hindu and Buddhist Techniques of Attaining Samadhi: www.peaceallways.org/media/A Comparison of Hindu and Buddhist Techniques of Attaining Samadhi.pdf
Tibetan Buddhism:
- 9 steps in concentration training leading to shamatha: www.integral.virishi.net/samatha_jhanas
Session XХХVIІ, February 23, 2010
Subject: «References to the Upaniṣads in Ukraine: 1840–1910s. Orest Novytsky (1806–1884), Oleksiy Kozlov (1831–1901), Volodymyr Lesevych (1837–1905), Oleksiy Gilyarov (1855–1938), Ivan Franko (1856–1916)». Speaker: Yu.Yu. Zavhorodniy, PhD in Philosophy, post-doctoral degree candidate, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
Session XХХVI, January 26, 2010
Subject: «Problems of Actuality of Classical Indian Philosophy in the Present». Speaker: Ya.V. Lyubyvyy, Principal Research Fellow, Doctor in Philosophy, Department of History of Foreign Philosophy of the H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
2009
Session XХХV, December 22, 2009
Subject: «Sufism as a Subject of Academic Research». Speaker: O.A. Yarosh, PhD in Philosophy, Head of the Sector of History of Eastern Philosophy of the H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
 Plan of the report:
1. History of Sufism studies.
2. Main approaches in the contemporary Oriental studies.
3. Perspectives of learning Sufism.
Literature:
William C. Chittick. Sufism: A Beginner's Guide Oneworld Publications (2008): www.avaxhome.ws/ebooks/theology_occultism/east_religion/sufism-a-beginners-guide.html
Карл Эрнст, Суфизм, Гранд-Фаир (2002): www.turklib.ru/?category=general_history-philosophy-sufi&altname=karl_ernst_-_sufizm_- _2002
Session XХХІV, November 24, 2009
Discussion of report (continued): A.V. Paribok (SPbU). «The Methodological Aspects of Buddhism». The report was presented on the 29th of September 2005  in the seminar «Orient: Philosophy, Religion, Culture» (Department of Philosophy and Culture of the Orient, Saint Petersburg State University).
Text of the report is here: www.psylib.org.ua/books/_parib01.htm.
Session XХХІІІ, October 27, 2009
Discussion of report: A.V. Paribok (SPbU). «The Methodological Aspects of Buddhism». The report was presented on the 29th of September 2005 in the seminar «Orient: Philosophy, Religion, Culture» (Department of Philosophy and Culture of the Orient, Saint Petersburg State University).
Text of the report is here: www.psylib.org.ua/books/_parib01.htm.
Session XХХІІ, September 29, 2009
Subject: «Principles of Zen Buddhism in the Philosophy of Dōgen». Speaker: A.Yu. Strelkova, PhD in Philosophy, Junior Research Fellow, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
Session XХХІ, June 30, 2009
Subject: «What is Chinese Philosophy: Some Approaches to the Problem». Speaker: S.V. Kapranov, PhD in Philosophy, Senior Research Fellow, A.Yu. Krymsky Institute of Oriental Studies of NASU.
Session XХХ, May 26, 2009
Subject: «Bhakti: Origins, Typology, Philosophy». Speaker: Ya.R. Dzhoy, independent researcher.
Session XХІХ, April 28, 2009
Subject: «Concerning the Question of Subject and Object in the East Asian Philosophy». Speaker: S.V. Kapranov, PhD in Philosophy, Senior Research Fellow, A.Yu. Krymsky Institute of Oriental Studies of NASU.
Session XХVIIІ, March 31, 2009
Subject: «What Is to Be Understood by the Indian Philosophy? Reflections about the Starting Point». Speaker: Yu.Yu. Zavhorodniy, PhD in Philosophy, post-doctoral degree candidate, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
Session XХVІІ, February 24, 2009
Subject: «Overview of the Pāli Canon». Speaker: D.O. Ivakhnenko, independent researcher, translator.
Texts for preparation for the seminar:
Вільгельм Гейгер. Нарис палійської літератури: www.dhamma.ru/paali/geiger/index.html
Pāli and Buddhist Sanskrit: History of Formation: http://www.dhamma.ru/forum/index.php/topic,663.0.html
Suttas and commentaries: www.dhamma.ru/forum/index.php/topic,610.0.html
Session ХХVІ, January 27, 2009
Subject: «O.O. Rosenberg (1888–1919) and his Approach to the Problems of Buddhist Philosophy (Part Three)». Discussion.
2008
Session ХХV, December 9, 2008
Subject: «O.O. Rosenberg (1888–1919) and his Approach to the Problems of Buddhist Philosophy (Part Two)». Speaker: A.Yu. Strelkova, PhD in Philosophy, Junior Research Fellow, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
Session ХХIV, November 11, 2008
Subject: «IV International Scientific Conference "Tsyrendorzhiev Readings – 2008. Tibetan Civilization And Nomadic Peoples of Eurasia: Cross-Cultural Contacts". Kyiv, 26-27th of September 2008, ІІ International Scientific Conference "Mystic and Esoteric Movements in Theory and Practice.(History. Psychology. Philosophy)". Saint Petersburg, 23-24th of October 2008». Discussion.
Session XХIII, September 30, 2008
Subject: «Cases of Thinking: Piatigorsky and Heidegger. Speaker: Dmitriy Metilka (Zaporizhia).
Session XХII, July 1, 2008
Session dedicated to the 130th Anniversary of Birth of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877–1947) – Eminent Historian of Art, Buddhologist, Researcher of Indian Thought (continued). Discussion.
Session XХІ, June 3, 2008
Discussion of the book: «Чаттерджи А.К. Идеализм йогачары. – М.: Шечен, 2004. (Chatterjee A.K. Yogacara Idealism, 1962)». Discussion.
Session XХ, March 25, 2008
Session dedicated to the 130th Anniversary of Birth of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877–1947) – Eminent Historian of Art, Buddhologist, Researcher of Indian Thought. Discussion.
Session XІХ (additional), March 11, 2008
Subject: «Philosophically Significant Ideas in The Isha Upanishad». Speaker: Oleksandr Romanenko, student of M.A. program in Philosophy, National University of «Kyiv-Mohyla Academy».
Session XVIII, February 26, 2008
Subject: «Globalization of Gandhism (based on the Materials of Conference, India, 13-19.11.2007)». Speaker: Olena Bordilovska, PhD in History, post-doctoral degree candidate, Institute of International Relations Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
Session XVII, January 30, 2008
Subject: «Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Konstanty Regamey (1907–1982) – Famous Swiss Buddhologist and Composer born in Kyiv». Discussion.
2007
Session ХVI, December 25, 2007
Subject: «Dependent Arising (paṭicca-samuppada) according to the Early Pāli Texts»*. Speaker: D.O. Ivakhnenko, independent researcher.
*See illustrative scheme: www.dhamma.ru/lib/paticca.htm.
Session ХV, November 27, 2007
Subject: «O.O. Rosenberg (1888–1919) and his Approach to the Problems of Buddhist Philosophy». Speaker: A.Yu. Strelkova, PhD in Philosophy, Junior Research Fellow, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
Session ХIV, October 30, 2007
Subject: «Buddhism in the works of V.V. Lesevych (1837–1905): Attempt of Research». Speaker: Yu.Yu. Zavhorodniy, PhD in Philosophy, Research Fellow, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
Session ХIII, September 25, 2007
Subject: «What is kleśa. Discussion.
Session ХII, June 26, 2007
Subject: «World Philosophy Congress (Delhi, December 2006)». Speaker: O.Ye. Gomilko, PhD in Philosophy, Senior Research Fellow of the Department of Philosophy of Culture, Ethics and Aesthetics of the H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
Session ХI, May 29, 2007
Subject: «Two "Eternities" of Ancient Egyptians». Speaker: Mykola Tarasenko, PhD in History, Research Fellow, A.Yu. Krymsky Institute of Oriental Studies of NASU.
Session Х, April 24, 2007
Subject: «Problems of Teaching the Philosophies of East in Ukraine» (round table).
Session IХ, March 27, 2007
Subject: «Hasidic Mysticism Studies». Speaker: Igor Turov, PhD in History.
Session VIII, February 27, 2007
Subjects:
1. Discussion of the Results of the International Scientific Conference «The Fourth Torchinov Readings» (Saint Petersburg, 7–10th February 2007).
2. «The Figure of Evgeny Torchinov (1956–2003) in the Oriental Studies».
Session VII, February 2, 2007
Reports:
1. «Elements of Shamanic Beliefs of the Peoples of the South of Ukraine». Speaker: A.V. Shabashov, PhD in History, professor of the Department of Archaeology and Ethnography, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University.
2. «The Isha Upanishad in the Context of Historico-Philosophical Research». Speaker: O.V. Romanenko, 2nd year student of the National University of «Kyiv-Mohyla Academy».
2006
Session VI, November 28, 2006
Subject: «The Problem of Consciousness in Zen Buddhism (Part ІІІ)». Speaker: A.Yu. Strelkova, PhD in Philosophy, Junior Research Fellow, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
Session V, October 31, 2006
Subject: «The Problem of Consciousness in Zen Buddhism (continued)». Speaker: A.Yu. Strelkova, PhD in Philosophy, Junior Research Fellow, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
Session IV, September 26, 2006
Subject: «The Problem of Consciousness in Zen Buddhism». Speaker: A.Yu. Strelkova, PhD in Philosophy, Junior Research Fellow, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NASU.
Session III, June 27, 2006
Subject: «The Vocabulary of Concepts and Terms of the Eastern Philosophies: the Problems of Translation and Understanding». Discussion.
Session II, May 23, 2006
Subject: «What (and How) is Understood by the Eastern Philosophies». Discussion.
SESSION I, April 25, 2006
First, constituent session of the seminar.
Creation of the Eastern Philosophies Researchers Society.