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Family in Buddhism
Family in Buddhism (August 2013)
Liz Wilson - Editor

A wide-ranging exploration of Buddhism and family in Asia—from biological families to families created in monasteries.

The Buddha left his home and family and enjoined his followers to go forth and “become homeless.” With a traditionally celibate clergy, Asian Buddhism is often regarded as a world-renouncing religion inimical to family life. This edited volume counters this view, showing how Asian Buddhists in ...(Read More)
 
 
The Teachings of the Odd-Eyed One
The Teachings of the Odd-Eyed One (September 2008)
A Study and Translation of the Virupaksapancasika, with the Commentary of Vidyacakravartin
David Peter Lawrence - Author

A study and translation of a tantric contemplative manual and the commentary on it.

This book offers the first published translation of the contemplative manual Virūpāksapañcasikā, written circa the twelfth century CE, and the commentary on it, Vivrti by Vidyācakravartin. These late works from the Pratyabhij&nti...(Read More)
 
 
Sacred Koyasan
Sacred Koyasan (November 2007)
A Pilgrimage to the Mountain Temple of Saint Kobo Daishi and the Great Sun Buddha
Philip L. Nicoloff - Author

Takes the reader on a pilgrimage to Mount Kōya, the holy Buddhist mountain in Japan.

For more than one thousand years, the vast Buddhist monastery and temple complex on remote Mount Kōya has been one of Japan’s most important religious centers. Saint Kōbō Daishi (also known as Kūkai), founder of the esoteric Shingon school and one of the great figures of world Bud...(Read More)
 
 
The Roots of Tantra
The Roots of Tantra (February 2002)
Katherine Anne Harper - Editor
Robert L. Brown - Editor

An exploration of the sources of Tantra.

Among the many spiritual traditions born and developed in India, Tantra has been the most difficult to define. Almost everything about it—its major characteristics, its sources, its relationships to other religions, even its practices—are debated among scholars. In addition, Tantrism is not confined to any particular religion, but is a set of beliefs and practices tha...(Read More)
 
 
Self Realization in Kashmir Shaivism
Self Realization in Kashmir Shaivism (December 1994)
The Oral Teachings of Swami Lakshmanjoo
John Hughes - Author

This book presents the oral teachings of the twentieth century's great Kashmir Shaivite master. The last of his long lineage, Swami Lakshmanjoo preserved, as did his predecessors, the oral knowledge that illuminates this ancient philosophy--that clarifies the often deliberately obscure tantric texts.
Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals the essence of the way and the means to self realization. Here in his own original discourses, as well as in his Englis...(Read More)
 
 
After Truth
After Truth (December 1993)
Explorations in Life Sense
Mervyn Sprung - Author

This book begins from the conviction that, in the post-Nietzschean desert of our time, people are left without any means of penetrating those great realms of worth and sense from which philosophy has withdrawn and which science ignores. Yet people are compelled by a profound need to live in a world that secures belief in human worth.

In this unusual soliloquy, the author explores how we might begin to live our way into these trackless...(Read More)
 
 
The Arimaspian Eye
The Arimaspian Eye (October 1992)
David L. Hall - Author

"I want to offer my most favorable impression of Hall's The Arimaspian Eye. I am ordinarily not a reader of fiction, that is ordinary fiction, and my tastes go distinctly in the direction of the more unusual forms. Hall's novel is one I took to immediately--to the point that instead of reading it over many short periods, I set aside everything else and read it to the finish.

"What attracts me, outside the sheer quality of the writing...(Read More)
 
 
Auspicious Wisdom
Auspicious Wisdom (October 1992)
The Texts and Traditions of Srividya Sakta Tantrism in South India
Douglas Renfrew Brooks - Author

Rooting itself in Kashmir Shaivism, Srividya became a force in South India no later than the seventh century, and eventually supplanted the Trika as the dominant Tantric tradition in Kashmir. This is the first comprehensive study of the texts and traditions of this influential school of goddess-centered, Sakta, Tantrism. Centering on the goddess's three manifestations—the beneficent deity Lalita Tripurasundari, her mantra, and the visually stri...(Read More)
 
 
The Stanzas on Vibration
The Stanzas on Vibration (October 1992)
The SpandaKarika with Four Commentaries: The SpandaSamdoha by Ksemaraja, The SpandaVrtti by Kallatabhatta, The SpandaVivrti by Rajanaka Rama, The SpandaPradipika by Bhagavadutpala
Mark S. G. Dyczkowski - Translation and introduction by

“This is a wonderful continuation of his previous work, The Doctrine of Vibration. Through this book, general readers can go to the original sources.” — Rajmani Tigunait

In his Doctrine of Vibration, the author presents a synthesis of Kashmir Shaivism—an overview with Spanda as the central theme. Spanda is the vibratory dynamism of the absolute consciousness. In this book the author focuse...(Read More)
 
 
Ritual and Speculation in Early Tantrism
Ritual and Speculation in Early Tantrism (June 1992)
Studies in Honor of Andre Padoux
Teun Goudriaan - Editor

This book illustrates the extent to which we can understand the writings of the leading tantricas whose views regarding the universe and enlightenment developed from ritual practice and yoga. Contributors to this anthology include Helene Brunner, Gudrun Buhnemann, Richard H. Davis, Vrajavallabha Dviveda, Sanjukta Gupta, Minoru Hara, Paul Muller-Ortega, Navjivan Rastogi, Alexis Sanderson, Jan A. Schoterman, Raffaele Torella, and Teun Goudriaan.
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