Professor
Director of Asian Studies Program

Dr. Graham M. Schweig

  • PhD, Harvard University
  • ThM, Harvard University
  • MTS, Harvard University
  • MA, University of Chicago
  • BA, American University

Office: McMurran 127
Phone: (757) 594-7959
Email: gschweig@cnu.edu

Areas of Specialization:
Hinduism and the Religions of India, Yoga Philosophy and Sacred Sanskrit Literature, Love Mysticisms, Comparative Religion and Theology, Interfaith Dialogue

Book Publications:

  • The Rāsa Mandala: The Yoga of Divine Love. Sacred Bhakti Poetry from the Bhāgavata Purāna. Translated by Graham M. Schweig. Princeton: Princeton University Press, forthcoming.
  • The Bhakti Sūtra: Concise Teachings of Nārada on Divine Love. Self-Illuminating Translations and Meditations. Translated by Graham M. Schweig. New York: Columbia University Press, forthcoming.
  • Bhagavad Gītā Concordance: Complete Word Reference with English and Sanskrit Indexes. New York: Columbia University, forthcoming.
  • Journal of Vaishnava Studies II. Edited by Graham M. Schweig. 20th Anniversary Collection Volumes 11-20. Hampton: Deepak Heritage Books, forthcoming.
  • Goswami, Tamal Krishna. A Living Theology of Krishna Bhakti: Essential Teachings of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda. Edited with a critical introduction and conclusion by Graham M. Schweig. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 
  • Bhagavad Gītā: The Beloved Lord’s Secret Song. Translated by Graham M. Schweig. San Francisco and New York: HarperOne/ An imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, 2010; E-Book and Hardcover editions 2007.   
  • Asceticism, Identity, and Pedagogy in Dharma Traditions. Vol. 3. Proceedings of Sessions of the Third DANAM Conference. Edited by Graham M. Schweig, along with Adarsh Deepak, Jeffrey D. Long, and Ramdas Lamb. Hampton, VA: Deepak Heritage Books, 2006.
  • Dance of Divine Love: The Rāsa Līlā of Krishna from the Bhāgavata Purāṇa, India’s Classic Sacred Love Story. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005; First Indian edition published by Motilal Barnarsidass, 2007.
  • Journal of Vaishnava Studies. Edited by Graham M. Schweig. 20th Anniversary Collection Volumes 1-10. Hampton: Deepak Heritage Books, 2004.

Articles, Reviews, and Book Chapters:

  • “Hinduism: Divine Love, Inevitable Conflict, and the Evils of Envy.” The Root of All Evil?: Religious perspectives on Terrorism. Edited by Lori Underwood, 99-113. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2013. 
  • “Offering of the Heart: Essential Aspects of Engaged Bhakti in the Bhagavad Gītā.” Engaged Hinduism: World Engagement and Service in Hindu Thought and Practice, Vol. 1. Edited by Rita Sherma and Arvind Sharma. Palgrave, forthcoming. 
  • “Vaishnavism.” The Oxford Bibliographies Online. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming. Web. 
  • “Toward a Global Theology: The Chaitanya School of Vaishnavism and Religious Pluralism.” The International Forum for the Study of Society and Religion. Edited by Ferdinando Sardella. Jaavpur University, forthcoming.
  • “The Rāsa Līlā of Krishna and the Gopīs: On the Bhāgavata’s Vision of Boundless Love” The Bhāgavata Purāna: Sacred Text and Living Tradition. Edited by Ravi M.Gupta and Kenneth R. Valpey. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012.
  • Goswami, Tamal Krishna. Edited with a critical introduction and conclusion by Graham M. Schweig. A Living Theology of Krishna Bhakti: Essential Teachings of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • "Foreward."  Upgrading Your Life: Life in High Resolution. By Graeme Duncan.  Publisher to be announced. Forthcoming.
  • Rev. of “Endorsement Statement.” Awake: Inside Meditation: A Complete Guide, by Reverend Jaganath Carrera. Woodland Park: Yoga Life Publications, 2012.
  • Rev. of “Endorsement Statement.” The Peacable India’s Tale of Kindness to Animals, retold by Kosa Ely. San Raphael: Mandala Books, 2012. 
  • “Translator as Messenger.” Gotham Journal. (2012).
  • “Toward a Fusion of Theological Horizons: Constructivist Reflections and Responses to the Question of Theism in the Yoga Sūtra.” Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies. (2012).
  • “Submission or Salvation: The Role of the Feminine in the Bhāgavata’s Krishna Līlās.” International Journal of Hindu Studies. (2012).
  • “Vaishnava Bhakti Theology and Interfaith Dialogue.” Journal of Vaishnava Studies 21:2 (2012).
  • “The Crucifixion and the Rāsa Mandala: A Comparative Sketch of Two Great Symbols of Divine Love.” Journal of Vaishnava Studies 21:2 (2012).
  • “Reflections on the Yoga of Teaching: Lessons from the Bhagavad Gītā.” Integral Yoga Magazine. (2012).
  • “The Meaning of the LOTUS and Its Motto: ‘Truth is One, Paths are Many.’” Integral Yoga Magazine. (2011).
  • “The Lotus Sutra.” Integral Yoga Magazine. (2011).
  • “LOTUS Benediction.” Integral Yoga Magazine. (2011).     
  • “Dharma: Nature, Duty, and Divine Service.” Veda: The Secrets of the East. Los Angeles: Bhaktivedanta Book Trust International, Inc., 2010.
  • “Sanskrit Word for the Day.” 365 Important Terms and their Definitions for Yoga. Arlington: Yoga Alliance, 2010. Web.
  • Rev. of Exploring the Bhagavad Gita: Philosopy, Structure, and Meaning by Ithamar Theodor. Ashgate Press, 2010.
  • “Foreward” for Kailash Journal: Pilgrimage in the Sacred Himalayas of Tibet  by Sri Swami Satchidananda. Buckingham: Integral Yoga Publications and Brill, 2010.
  • “Līlā.” Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism 2. Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen. Leiden: Brill, 2010.
  • “Rasa Theory.” Co-authored with David Buchta. Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism 2. Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen. Leiden: Brill, 2010.
  • “Religious Pluralism and Bhakti Theology through the Lens of Chaitanya Vaishnavism.” Journal of Vaishnava Studies. 19:1 (2010).
  • “On Talking to Plants: The Unique Instance of Loving Madness in the Vraja Gopikās.” Journal of Vaishnava Studies. 18:2 (2010).
  • “Yoga Threads—Scripture.” Contributor. Yoga International Magazine. (2010).
  • “The Mysticism of Deep Study in The Yoga Sūtras.” Integral Yoga Magazine. (2010).
  • “Rāsa Līlā Pañcādhyāya” and “Universal and Confidential Love of God” For the volume, Gaudiya Vaishnavism & Iskcon: An Anthology of Scholarly Perspectives. Edited by Steven J. Rosen. Vrindaban, U.P., India: Ras Bihari Lal & Sons, 2009. 
  • “Toward a Constructive and Comparative Theology of Krishna Bhakti for Contemporary Bengal Vaishnavism.” Journal of Vaishnava Studies. 18:1 (2009).
  • “Is Yoga a Form of Hinduism?” Integral Yoga Magazine. (2009).
  • “Uniwersalna i Poufna Milosc do Boga: Dwa Kluczowe Tematy w Teologii Bhakti A.C. Bhaktivedanty Swamiego Prabhupada.” Universal and Confidential Love of God: Two Essential Themes in Prabhupada’s Bhakti Theology. Translated into Polish. Durbuy, Belgium: The Bhaktivedanta College Library Series, Bhaktivedanta College of Wales Lampeter University, 2008.
  • “The Yoga of Despair.” Integral Yoga Magazine. (2008).
  • “Reincarnating Sanskrit Verse: Reflections on Translating the Bhagavad Gītā.” Authority and Its Challenges in Hindu Texts, Translations, and Transnational Communities. Vol. 5. Edited by Deepak Sarma. Hampton, VA: Deepak Heritage Books, 2007.
  • “Bhagavad Gītā.” Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions. Edited by Yehudit Kornberg Greenberg. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-Clio, 2007. 
  • “Gīta Govinda.” Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions. Edited by Yehudit Kornberg Greenberg. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-Clio, 2007.
  • “Prema” Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions. Edited by Yehudit Kornberg Greenberg. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-Clio, 2007.
  • “Yoga” Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions. Edited by Yehudit Kornberg Greenberg. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-Clio, 2007.
  • "Translating the Bhagavad Gītā: Dimensions of Yoga Unveiled." Namarupa Magazine. (2007). 
  • “Bhagavad Gītā: The Beloved Lord’s Secret Love Song.” Integral Yoga Magazine. (2007).
  • “‘Eight Limbs’ of the Heart: The Yoga Sūtras and the Bhagavad Gītā.” Integral Yoga Magazine. (2007).
  • “Foreword.” Essential Hinduism. Edited by Steven Rosen. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishing, 2006. 
  • “Dying the Good Death: The Transfigurative Power of Bhakti." The Intimate Other: Love Divine in Indian Religion. Edited by Anna King and John Brockington. Orient Longmans Publishers, 2005.
  • “The Divine Feminine in the Theology of Krishna.” Sources of the Krishna Tradition, An Introductory Text On The Devotional or Bhakti Religion of India. Edited by Edwin F. Bryant. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • “Prema Yoga in the Rāsa Līlā: The Vraja Gopikās as the Masters of Yoga.” Journal of Vaishnava Studies. 14:1 (2005).
  • “Dialogue: The Purity of Love As Its Own Reward.”  Doubletake: Points of Entry Magazine. 1:1 (2005). 
  • “Ethical Boundaries and Boundless Love: Dharma and Bhakti” Contemporary Issues in Constructive Dharma: Proceedings of First DANAM Conference, Vol. 1. Hampton, Virginia: Deepak Heritage Books, 2004.
  • “Krishna: The Intimate Deity.” The Hare Krishna Movement: The Post-Charismatic Fate of a Religious Transplant. Edited by Edwin F. Bryant and Maria Ekstrand. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.
  • “The Gopīs.” Holy People of the World: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Phyllis Jestice. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-Clio, 2004.
  • “Gaṅgāmātā Goswāminī” Holy People of the World: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Phyllis Jestice. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-Clio, 2004.
  • “Hare Krishna.” Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions. Edited by Patrick Taylor. Champaign, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 2004. 
  • “Vishvanātha’s Gurvashtaka and the Understanding of Guru in Caitanyaite Vaishnavism.” Journal of Vaishnava Studies. 12:1 (2003).
  • “Dying the Good Death: The Transfigurative Power of Bhakti.” Journal of Vaishnava Studies. 11:2 (2003).
  • “Beauty Captures Devotee and Divinity.” Wisdom of the East: Stories of Compassion, Inspiration, and Love. Edited by Susan Suntree, with a foreword by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. New York, NY: Contemporary Books/McGraw-Hill, 2002.
  • Rev. of “Holy War: Violence and the Bhagavad Gītā." Fellowship: A Magazine of Peacemaking. Ed. Steven J. Rosen. 69:7-8 (2002). 
  • "Foreword."  Volume, Violence and the Bhagavad Gītā. Edited by Steven J. Rosen. Hampton, VA: Deepak Heritage Books, 2002. 
  • Rev. of The Hidden Glory of India. by Steven Rosen. The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, 2002.
  • “Rāsa Līlā.” South Asian Folklore: Encyclopedia. Edited by Peter J. Claus and Margaret A. Mills. New York: Routledge, 2002.
  • “Bhajan” South Asian Folklore: Encyclopedia. Edited by Peter J. Claus and Margaret A. Mills. New York: Routledge, 2002.
  • “Humility and Passion: A Caitanyaite Vaishnava Ethics of Devotion.” Journal of Religious Ethics. 30:3 (2002).
  • “The Essential Meaning of the Bhagavad Gītā: According to Caitanya Vaishnavism.” Journal of Vaishnava Studies. 9:2 (2001). 
  • “Rādhā and the Rāsalīlā: The Esoteric Vision of Caitanyaite Vaishnavism.”  Journal of Vaishnava Studies. 8:2 (2000).
  • “Does Hinduism Exist?”  Mental Floss Magazine 1:1 (2000).
  • “Foreword.” God's Song: Bhagavad Gītā--India's Ancient Book of Wisdom. Illustrated by Jean Griesser. Fremont, California: Asian Humanities Press, 1999.
  • “Universal and Confidential Love of God: Two Essential Themes in the Bhakti Theology of Bhaktivedanta Swami.” Journal of Vaishnava Studies 6:2 (1998).
  • “The Bhakti Sūtra of Nārada: Concise Teachings on the Nature and Experience of Devotion.” Journal of Vaishnava Studies 6:1, (1998). 
  • “Rāsalīlā Pañcādhyāya: The Bhāgavata’s Ultimate Vision of the Gopīs.” Journal of Vaishnava Studies 5:4 (1997).
  • “Imagery of Divine Love: The Crucifix Drawing of St. John of the Cross.” Edited by Steven Payne. Carmelite Studies VI: St. John of the Cross. Washington, DC: Institute of Carmelite Studies Press, 1992.
  • “Sparks from God: A Phenomenological Sketch of Symbol.” Psychoanalysis and Religion, Psychiatry and the Humanities. 11 (1990).
  • “The Five Schools of Vaishnavism.” Hinduism Today. 12:6 (1990).
  • “Synthesis and Divinity: Chaitanya’s Philosophy of Achintya-Bhedābheda-Tattva.” Synthesis of Science and Religion: Critical Essays and Dialogues. Edited by T. D. Singh and Ravi Gomatam.  San Francisco: Bhaktivedanta Institute, 1987.