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Tantric revisionings : new understandings of Tibetan Buddhism and Indian Religion

Author: Geoffrey Samuel
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2017.
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Presents stimulating new perspectives on Hindu and Buddhist religion, particularly their tantric versions, in India, Tibet or in modern Western societies. Samuel adopts an historically and textually  Read more...

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Samuel, Geoffrey.
Tantric Revisionings : New Understandings of Tibetan Buddhism and Indian Religion.
Milton : Taylor and Francis, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Samuel
ISBN: 9781351896184 1351896180 9781351896177 1351896172 9781138264847 1138264849 9780754652809 0754652807
OCLC Number: 1004190313
Notes: 15. The Attractions of Tantra: Two Historical MomentsIndex.
Description: 1 online resource (395 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface and Acknowledgements; Part I Starting Points; 1. Introduction; 2. Tibet as a Stateless Society and Some Islamic Paralleis; Part II Historical; 3. The Dissenting Tradition of Indian Tantra and its Partial Hegemonisation in Tibet; 4. Tibetan Tantra as a Form of Shamanism: Some Reflections on the Vajrayāna and its Sharnanic Origins; 5. Buddhism and the State in Eighth Century Tibet; 6. Shamanism, Bon and Tibetan Religion; 7. The Indus Valley Civilisation and Early Tibet. 8. Ge-sar of gLing: The Origins and Meanings of the East Tibetan EpicPart III Religion in Contemporary Asia; 9. Tibet and the Southeast Asian Highlands: Rethinking the Intellectual Context of Tibetan Studies; 10. The Vajrayāna in the Context of Himalayan Folk Religion; 11. The Effectiveness of Goddesses, or, How Ritual Works; 12. Women, Goddesses and Auspiciousness in South Asia; Part IV Buddhism and Other Western Religions; 13. Tibetan Buddhism as a World Religion: Global Networking and its Consequences; 14. The Westernisation of Tibetan Buddhism.
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