GRAHAM M. SCHWEIG

Graham M. Schweig

Graham M. Schweig did his graduate studies at the University of Chicago and Harvard University, and earned his doctorate in comparative religion from Harvard. His scholarly specialization is the history and theology of Bhakti and Hindu traditions, the philosophy and history of Yoga, love mysticisms, and the comparative theology of religions. He has also been a practitioner of meditational and heart-centered yoga under the guidance of traditional teachers for over forty-five years. 


     Dr. Schweig began teaching as a Teaching Fellow at Harvard, a lecturer at University of North Carolina and Duke University, and for two years was a visiting professor of Sanskrit here at the University of Virginia while in his current position as Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Christopher Newport University, Virginia. Dr. Schweig is a widely sought out lecturer, doctoral mentor and examiner of doctoral dissertations in the US and in Europe. He was a former Resident Fellow of the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard, a Visiting Fellow at Oxford’s Centre for Hindu Studies of Oxford University, and has also been invited to be a Visiting Fellow of Clare Hall at Cambridge University. Schweig has lectured widely in the US and in Europe, and has been invited dozens of times to present lectures and all day seminars lecturer at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Dr. Schweig has also been an active lecturer and teacher of Yoga at major studios in the DC-Virginia region and over the years has been an invited presenter of workshops at the international Yoga Journal Conferences. 


     Dr. Schweig has published over one hundred articles, book chapters, encyclopedia articles, as well as several books with Princeton, Harper Collins, Oxford, along with several books forthcoming from Yale and Columbia. His translation of and original commentary on the Bhagavad Gita has been widely acclaimed by scholars in the field and is used in many Yoga teacher training courses around the US.

Photograph courtesy of its photographer, Catherine L. Ghosh

Photograph courtesy of its photographer, Jesse Hutcheson

Photograph courtesy of its photographer, Jesse Hutcheson

Photograph courtesy of its photographer, Jesse Hutcheson

As the previous year's recipient of the Faculty Award for Teaching and Mentoring, here Schweig offers the keynote speech at the Honors Convocation in May 2013.

It is not uncommon for Schweig to take his classes outside on beautiful fall or spring days. This picture was posted on his University's website banner for some time.

Here Graham Schweig is giving the keynote lecture at the Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas (October 2, 2014), Texas during the opening of the Henry Flood Schoellkopf exhibit of B.G. Sharma paintings of Krishna Bhakti art.