March 24 2020

We are in lockdown here and finding new ways to deliver our lectures and seminars at Oxford. As you can imagine, that is keeping us occupied.

For many, this troubled time allows us to find a deeper understanding of our world and its ways. And if that’s you, then we’d like to help. 

The April term seems far away right now, and while we wait, two of our tutors are doing regular streams on Facebook Live.

Dr Nick Sutton is holding a weekly Gita talk. Tuesdays at 8.15pm UK time. You can find it on our Facebook page.

Zoë Slatoff, our Sanskrit tutor,  is running a daily Sanskrit chanting session on her Facebook page at 12.00 US EST

And for a deep read we’re making Dr Sutton’s Gita available as a pdf. The Gita discusses God, the soul, nature, time, and work – topics to bring perspective. Just click here to download your copy.

Our Director at the OCHS, Shaunaka Rishi Das, is also Oxford University’s Hindu Chaplain. In that role he has created a short guide to Hindu Care Amidst Covid. Click here to download that.

He also has a video interview as part of the Woolf Institute’s series on religious belief during the pandemic.

And a new thing that just came to my attention is a very interesting podcast series on New Books in Hindu Studies, in which Raj Balkaran interviews the authors of some of the best titles around.