Tantra in Practice

Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- CONTENTS -- Princeton Readings in Religions -- Note on Transliteration -- Contents by Tradition -- Contents by Country -- Contributors -- Introduction -- Gurus and Adepts -- 1. The Tantric Guru -- 2. King Kuñji's Banquet -- 3. Interviews with a Tantric K...

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Main Author: White, David Gordon
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Princeton Princeton University Press 2018
Series/Journal:Princeton Readings in Religions
Online Access: Volltext (Aggregator)
Parallel Edition:Print version: White, David Gordon: Tantra in Practice. - Princeton : Princeton University Press,c2018. - 9780691057781
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Summary:Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- CONTENTS -- Princeton Readings in Religions -- Note on Transliteration -- Contents by Tradition -- Contents by Country -- Contributors -- Introduction -- Gurus and Adepts -- 1. The Tantric Guru -- 2. King Kuñji's Banquet -- 3. Interviews with a Tantric Kālï Priest: Feeding Skulls in the Town of Sacrifice -- 4. A Parody of the Kāpālikas in the Mattavïlāsa -- 5. A Trance Healing Session with Mātāji -- Kings and Priests -- 6. The Consecration of the Monastic Compound at Mount Koya by Kūkai -- 7. Praises of the Drunken Peacocks -- 8. Precepts for an Emperor -- Devotees and Deities -- 9. Raising Snakes in Bengal: The Use of Tantric Imagery in Śākta Poetry Contests -- 10. The Wedding of Śiva and the Goddess in the Kulālïkāmnāya -- 11. An Advertised Secret: The Goddess Taleju and the King of Kathmandu -- 12. Tantric Rites in Āntāl's Poetry -- Traditions in Transition and Conflict -- 13. The Jain Monk Jinapati Sūri Gets the Better of a Nāth Yogī -- 14. Longchenpa and the Possession of the Dākinīs -- 15. The Anonymous Āgama Prakāsa: Preface to a Nineteenth-Century Gujarati Polemic -- 16. Conversation between Guru Hasan Kabïruddïn and Jogi Kānipha: Tantra Revisited by the Isma"ili Preachers -- Tantric Paths -- 17. Emptiness and Dust: Zen Dharma Transmission Rituals -- 18. The Necklace of Immortality: A Seventeenth-Century Vaisnava Sahajiyā Text -- 19. The Tibetan Practice of the Mantra Path According to Lce-sgom-pa -- 20. The Ocean of the Heart: Selections from the Kulārnava Tantra -- 21. Tantric Buddhism and Chinese Thought in East Asia -- Rites and Techniques -- 22. Worship of the Ladies of the Dipper -- 23. The Great Wisdom Mother and the Gcod Tradition -- 24. Worship of Bell-Ears the Great Hero, a Jain Tantric Deity -- 25. Secret Yantras and Erotic Display for Hindu Temples -- 26. The Six Rites of Magic
27. The Worship of Kālā According to the Todala Tantra -- 28. Ritual Manual for the Protective Fire Offering Devoted to Mañjusrī, Chuin Lineage -- 29. The Purification of the Body -- Yoga and Meditation -- 30. A Tantric Meditation on Emptiness -- 31. Japanese Tantra, the Tachikawa-ryū, and Ryōbu Shintō -- 32. Assorted Topics of the Great Completeness by Dodrupchen III -- 33. On the Seal of Śambhu: A Poem by Abhinavagupta -- 34. Vajrayoga in the Kālacakra Tantra -- 35. Jain Tantra: Divinatory and Meditative Practices in the Twelfth- Century Yogaśāstra of Hemacandra -- 36. Cheating Death -- Glossary of Foreign Terms -- Index
ISBN:0691190453