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Christopher Patrick Miller - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Christopher Patrick Miller Christopher Patrick Miller

Bhagwan Mallinath Assistant Professor of Jainism and Yoga Studies | Theological Studies and Yoga Studies at Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

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Biography

Christopher Patrick Miller completed his Ph.D. in Religious Studies at the University of California, Davis. Prior to completing his Ph.D., Christopher earned an M.A. in Religious Studies at the University of California, Davis, an M.A. in Comparative Theology at Loyola Marymount University, and a B.S. in Accounting at Loyola Marymount University. Christopher has also undertaken post-baccalaureate Religious Studies at California State University, Long Beach as well as Sanskrit language studies at the Australian International University. He previously served as Clinical Professor of Yoga Studies at Loyola Marymount University, where he now serves as the Bhagwan Mallinath Assistant Professor of Jainism and Yoga Studies. His current research focuses upon the ways in which yoga practices are translated into transnational modern yoga communities. He is the author of a number of articles and book chapters concerned with the history and practice of modern yoga, yoga and politics, yoga philosophy, and Jainism and ecology and is a co-editor of the volume Beacons of Dharma: Spiritual Exemplars for the Modern Age (2019). Christopher has also completed a two-year yoga teacher training at the Hill Street Yoga and Meditation Center in Santa Monica, California and teaches and lectures about yoga in a number of international venues.

Education (4)

UC Davis: Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Graduate Group for the Study of Religion

UC Davis: M.A., Religious Studies

Loyola Marymount University: M.A., Comparative Theology

Loyola Marymount University: B.S., Accounting

Accomplishments (12)

James L. Fredericks Comparative Theology Fellowship

12/22/2019

Mellon Indian Ocean Worlds Dissertation Writing Grant

July 2018

Graduate Group in the Study of Religion Dissertation Research Fellowship

May 2017 - March 2018

UC Davis Professors of the Future Nominee

February 2017

Graduate Group in the Study of Religion Summer Fieldwork Fellowship

July 2016

Mellon Indian Ocean Worlds Dissertation Research Grant

March 2016

Mellon Indian Ocean Worlds Graduate Student Research Travel Grant

March 2016

Mellon Indian Ocean Worlds Graduate Student Research Travel Grant

March 2015

UC Davis Provost's Fellowship

Sept 2014 - Aug 2015

William McGowan Fellow

August 2002 - May 2003

LMU Annual Accounting Department Award

April 2003

KPMG, LLP Annual Accounting Scholarship

August 2002

Media Appearances (1)

Surfing Yogis

India Surf Festival  online

Surfing with the surfing yogis in Puri, Orissa during the 2nd annual India Surf Festival during my fieldwork.

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Courses (8)

Hinduism, Jainism, and Yoga

Undergraduate Course

Foundations of Yoga Studies (Residential)

Graduate Seminar

Foundations of Yoga Studies (Hybrid Low Residential Cohort)

Graduate Seminar

Haṭha-Yoga Texts

Graduate Seminar

Sanskrit: The Yoga-Sūtra

Graduate Seminar

Yoga Studies Writing and Research Seminar

Graduate Seminar

History of Modern Yoga

Graduate Seminar

Yoga Studies Comprehensive Exam Seminar

Graduate Seminar

Articles (10)

"Jainism, Yoga, and Ecology: A Course in Contemplative Practice for a World in Pain." Religions. Special issue edited by Anne Vallely.

Christopher Patrick Miller

2019

"World Brotherhood Colonies: A Preview of Paramahansa Yogananda's Understudied Vision for Communities Founded upon the Principles of Yoga." Yoga-Mīmāṃsā. 50 no.1: 3-9.

Christopher Patrick Miller

2018

"Contemplative Studies in Dharma Traditions." [Special Issue] International Journal of Dharma Studies (Springer).

Christopher Patrick Miller (editor)

2016

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Review of Yoga in Britian: Stretching Spirituality and Educating Yogis by Suzanne Newcombe. Religions of South Asia.

Christopher Patrick Miller

2019

"Sāṃkhya." In Hinduism and Tribal Religions, Encyclopedia of Indian Religions, edited by Pankaj Jain, et al. New York: Springer.

Christopher Patrick Miller

2018

"Preparing the Internal Sacrifice in Hatha Yoga: Measured Diet to Move beyond the Mind." Tarka Issue #12. Online Journal.

Christopher Miller

2019

"Beacons of Dharma: Explorations of Light in our Shared Times of Darkness." Tarka Issue #9. Online Journal.

Christopher Miller

2018

"Paramahansa Yogananda’s World Brotherhood Colonies: Models for Environmentally Sustainable and Socially Responsible Living." . In Beacons of Dharma, edited by Christopher Patrick Miller Jeffery Long, and Michael Reading. New York: Lexington Books.

Christopher Patrick Miller

2019

"Yoga Bodies and Bodies of Water: Solutions for Climate Change in India?" In Flourishing: Comparative Religious Environmental Ethics, edited by Laura Hartmann. New York: Oxford University Press.

Christopher Patrick Miller

2018

"Harmonizing Bureaucracy and Bio-Spirituality." In Flourishing: Comparative Religious Environmental Ethics, edited by Laura Hartmann. New York: Oxford University Press.

Christopher Patrick Miller and Dianna Bell.

2018