Navigation überspringen.

Loseries: Tantrik Literature and Culture

Loseries, Andrea [Hrsg.]:
Tantrik Literature and Culture : Hermeneutics and Expositions ; proceedings of the 6th International Csoma de Koros Symposium, Kolkata/Santiniketan, March 2009, selected papers et al. / ed. by Andrea Loseries. - Delhi : Buddhist World Press, 2013. - 195 S. : Ill.
ISBN 978-93-80852-20-1
US$ 79,35 (D.K. Agencies)
US$ 85,00 (Vedams Books)
US$ 99,90 (Bagchee)
DDC: 294.3925

Rabindranath Tagore, the founder of Visva-Bharati, favored learning on Buddhism through languages like Sanskrit, Pali, Chinese and Tibetan. In Santiniketan the invitation of Sylvain Levi in 1921 is termed as the starting of Buddhist studies at Visva Bharati. Rabindranath Tagore himself was a student in the classes of Professor Levi in the early twenties of the past century along with M.V. Shastri and P.C. Bagchi.
   The centre for Buddhist studies, Visva-Bharati, was launched in 2007 under the Scheme of social Epoch making thinkers of the University Grants commission. The activities of the centre CBS are class lectures in form of certified training programs on Buddhism as well as specialized classes on Buddhist cultures and languages of Mongolia 2010-11, Bhotia Ladakh 2011-12 Sikkimese 2012-13, Dzongkha 2013-14, as well as Pali and Buddhist Sanskrit special lectures series Buddhist art and architecture 2011-12, International seminars with special focus on research on Prajnaparamita and medieval Tantrik literature in the Indo-Tibetan interface film shows and exhibitions. [Vom Buchumschlag]

Andrea Loseries:
Introduction to the Theme. 1
1. Geza Bethlenfalvy:
Beginning of Tantrik Studies: The Works of Csoma de Kőrös. 9
2. Prem Saran:
Tantra as Persistent Counter-Culture: An Indic Play Ethic and its Global Outreach. 16
3. Chandra N. Naik:
Philosophy and Hermenecutics of Buddhist Tantra. 26
4. Minati Kar:
Kuṇḍalinī Yoga and the Concept of Devī in Śaṅkarācārya's Saundaryalaharī. 39
5. Andrea Loseries:
Review. 54
6. Prajnalankar Bhikkhu:
Bodhipathapradīpa and its Importance in Tibetan Buddhism. 58
7. Andrea Loseries:
The Alchemy of Vision in Tibetan Tantrik Practice. 64
8. Madhu Khanna:
The Journey to the Goddess Tārā Adoption and Adaptation of a Buddhist Goddess in Hindu Tantrik Worship. 70
9. Buddhadev Bhattacharya:
The Vīrācāra Tantrik Practice of Nimba-vāsinī. 86
10. Suniti Kumar Pathak:
Sahajasiddhi (Lhan cig skyes grub) of Śrī Dombi Heruka: A Hermeneutic Exposition. 96
11. Dangsong Namgyal:
The History of Bon Tantra. 103
12. Charles Willemen:
Abhiṣeka and the Chinese Hevajra Tantra. 111
13. David Templeman:
Tāranātha and Indian Tantrik Knowledge in the 16th and 17th Centuries. 116
14. Shedup Tenzin:
The Non-apprehension ('dzin med) of Luminosity and Emptiness: A Lam 'bras View of Sakya Tradition. 138
15. Andrey Terrentyev:
Alkhana, a Buryat Secret Valley of Śrī-Cakrasamvara, and its Creator Namnane Lama Janchub Tsultim (1825-1897). 146
16. Andrea Loseries:
SIMHAMUKHA: The Lion-faced Durgā of the Tibetan Tantrik Pantheon. 155
17. Andrea Loseries:
Hermenecutics of Mandala Art. 165
18. Susanne von der Heide:
Wall Paintings of Meditative Deities from the Mahayoga Tantra in an Ancient Cave Temple in Upper Mustang. 170
Contributors. 191

ANDREA LOSERIES, Professor, Department of Indo-Tibetan Studies, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan.

Quellen: WorldCat; D.K. Agencies; Bagchee; Vedams Books
Bildquelle: Bildschirmfoto von Bagchee
Bibliographie: [1]


  1. Loseries, Andrea [Hrsg.] (2013).  Tantrik Literature and Culture: Hermeneutics and Expositions. 6th International Csoma de Kőrös Symposium, Kolkata, Santiniketan. 195 S.