Sthaneshwar Timalsina

Professor of Religious Studies

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Professor Sthaneshwar Timalsina is a professor of Religious Studies (Religions of India, Tantra, Religion and the Body) at San Diego State University. He completed his Acharya (Masters) in Benaras, India and attained his PhD from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in Halle, Germany. An authority on the philosophy of the Indian subcontinent, he is best known for his work on Advaita Vedanta, one of the main schools of Indian philosophy.
His fields of interest include Vedic and Tantric traditions, Yogacara philosophy, literary theory, and ritual studies. His first book, Seeing and Appearance: History of the Advaita Drstisrsti, was published in 2006 by Shaker Verlag. His second book, Consciousness in Indian Philosophy: The Advaita Doctrine of ‘Awareness Only’was published in 2008 by Routledge. He is currently working on a third book, Language of Images: Visualization and Meaning in Tantra.

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