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Courtesans And Tantric Consorts

Author : Serinity Young
ISBN : 9780415914833
Genre : History
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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.

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Author : Serinity Young
ISBN : 9780861711581
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Author : Michael von Brück
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122442002
Genre : Buddhism
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Author : Mathew Kuefler
ISBN : CORNELL:31924107157806
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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

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

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Author : Jan Gonda
ISBN : STANFORD:36105007249803
Genre : Indic literature
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Author : Deepak Shimkhada
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131696325
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Author : Georgios T. Halkias
ISBN : UCSD:31822039582804
Genre : Philosophy
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This book is a religious history of Pure Land Buddhism in Tibet covering developments from the ninth to the present century and focusing on its distinct literature and related religious practices. It contains as well an annotated translation of an important Tibetan Pure Land text.

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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