courtesans and tantric consorts sexualities in buddhist narrative iconography and ritual

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Courtesans And Tantric Consorts

Author : Serinity Young
ISBN : 9781135964269
Genre : Religion
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The wisest teachings of Buddhism say that, like all oppositions, one must move beyond gender. But as Serinity Young shows in this enlightening work, the rhetoric of Buddhist texts, the symbolism of its iconography, and the performative import of its rituals, tell different, and often contradictory, stories. In Courtesans and Tantric Consorts, Serinity Young takes the reader on a journey through more than 2000 years of biographical writings, iconographic depictions, and ritual practices revealing Buddhism's deep struggles with gender. Juxtaposing empowering images of women with their textual repudiation, beginning with the Buddha himself who abandoned his wife; tantric courtesans who are considered necessary to male enlightenment with fertility rituals designed to ensure male offspring; tales of gender-bending gods and goddesses with all male heavens; Serinity Young draws on a vast range of sources to reveal the colourful, and often troubling, mosaic of beliefs that inform Buddhist views about gender and sexuality.

Dreaming In The Lotus

Author : Serinity Young
ISBN : 9780861711581
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Surveys the complex history of Buddhist dream experience and analysis.

The History Of Sexuality Sourcebook

Author : Mathew Kuefler
ISBN : CORNELL:31924107157806
Genre : Health & Fitness
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"This volume is a keeper. Courses based on Kuefler will illuminate their audiences and probably win teaching awards too." - Paul R. Hyams, Cornell University

The Constant And Changing Faces Of The Goddess

Author : Deepak Shimkhada
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131696325
Genre : Religion
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Northern Buddhism In History

Author : Shanker Thapa
ISBN : 9937506131
Genre : Mahayana Buddhism
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Contributed artilces on the history of Mahayana Buddhism.

The Experience Of Buddhism

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ISBN : 0495094862
Genre : Religion
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Part of the "Religious Life in History Series," this comprehensive anthology provides translations of texts illustrative of Buddhist philosophy and doctrine as well as descriptive, concrete accounts of Buddhist practices, rituals, and experiences. Author John Strong gives careful consideration to many key aspects of the religion in a wide range of geographic and cultural arenas, from Asia to the United States, and gives students a sense of Buddhism's historical evolution in each area. In addition, this new edition of THE EXPERIENCE OF BUDDHISM uniquely offers students a list of pertinent bibliographic suggestions after each reading, giving them the opportunity to both enhance their understanding of the material and streamline their research and paper-writing process.

Bulletin Of The Asia Institute

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ISBN : UOM:39015066114987
Genre : Iran
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Nurturing Child And Adolescent Spirituality

Author : Karen-Marie Yust
ISBN : 0742544621
Genre : Religion
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Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality: Perspectives from the World's Religious Traditions provides a forum for prominent religious scholars to examine the state of religious knowledge and theological reflection on spiritual development in childhood and adolescence. Featuring essays from thinkers representing the world's major religious traditions, the book introduces new voices, challenges assumptions, raises new questions, and broadens the base of knowledge and investment in this important domain of life. Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality will set the stage for new waves of scholarship and dialogue within and across traditions, disciplines, and cultures that will enrich understanding and strengthen how the world's religious traditions, and others, understand and cultivate the spiritual lives of children and adolescents around the globe.

Rivista Di Studi Sudasiatici

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132142691
Genre : South Asian literature
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Feminine Ground

Author : Janice D Willis
ISBN : 1559397608
Genre : Religion
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Brings to the fore the voices of the major Western women scholars of Tibetan Buddhism...an outstanding resource.--Pacific Sun

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