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Product ID: 8124601410
Book Name: Buddhist Tantra and Buddhist Art
Author Name: Mishra, T.N.
Price: USD 20
Description:

In (perhaps) secret defiance of the rigid prescriptive codes of the Buddhist monastic order cropped up a new, esoteric cultic phenomenon. Which, later known as Buddhist tantra, not just compromised Shakyamunis ethical legacy, but came to be administered by a whole host of mudras, mandalas, kriyas, caryas and mysteriously ritualistic elements, even hedonistic practices. Dr. Mishras book attempts afresh to investigate when, why and how emerged this secrecy-ridden cult: now a spiritual tradition in its own right. The author, who…

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Product ID: 8124601968
Book Name: Tantra and Sakta Art of Orissa
Author Name: Donaldson, Thomas Eugene
Price: USD 250
Description:

The emergence of Tantrism and Shaktism in the sixth seventh centuries in ancient India symbolised a belief in fertility worship, worship of the female principle with the Devi Goddess supreme as the Energy Power the substance of everything, pervading everything. In Orissa in particular, the shakta tantra cults played a major role in the religion and culture of the region and this is testified by its many temples and sculptural wonders therein. In this work, Prof. Donaldson presents a rich…

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Product ID: 8124602689
Book Name: Tantra Mantra Yantra in Dance
Author Name: Srivastava, Ranjana
Price: USD 30
Description:

The Indian perspective has always been holistic and all-inclusive: thought and activity in different fields, at different levels, have been interlinked to produce what has been timeless. Indian arts is a classic example of such amalgamation: it interlinks aspects of art, philosophy, mythology, religion, and mysticism. This book is an attempt to unravel such links with specific reference to the Kathaka dance form. Dr. Ranjana Srivastava explores the roots of Kathaka dance form to reveal its sublime, philosophic, esoteric and…

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Product ID: 8124602689
Book Name: Tantra Mantra Yantra in Dance
Author Name: Srivastava, Ranjana
Price: USD 30
Description:

The Indian perspective has always been holistic and all-inclusive: thought and activity in different fields, at different levels, have been interlinked to produce what has been timeless. Indian arts is a classic example of such amalgamation: it interlinks aspects of art, philosophy, mythology, religion, and mysticism. This book is an attempt to unravel such links with specific reference to the Kathaka dance form. Dr. Ranjana Srivastava explores the roots of Kathaka dance form to reveal its sublime, philosophic, esoteric and…

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Product ID: 8124604983
Book Name: Manthanabhairavatantram, Kumarikakhandah 12 vol
Author Name: Dyczkowski, Mark S.G.
Price: USD 500
Description:

The Manthanabhairavatantra is about 24,000 verses long and is divided into three sections (khanda). The one edited and translated here is the Kumarikakhanda. Along with the Kubjikamata, the Manthanabhairavatantra is the most important and extensive Tantra dedicated to the worship of the goddess Kubjika. Although originally an Indian goddess, Kubjika is almost exclusively worshipped in the Kathmandu Valley, where her cult has been kept scrupulously secret by Newar initiates for centuries. Almost all the manuscripts of her Tantras and related…

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Product ID: 9788124608760
Book Name: The Goddess Within and Beyond the Three Cities: Sakta Tantra and the Paradox of Power in Nepala-Mandala
Author Name: Jeffrey S. Lidke
Price: USD 45
Description:

In this groundbreaking study on Sarvamnaya Shakta Tantra in Nepal, Jeffrey S. Lidke combines the study of primary sources with the investigation of living interpretations of these sources by contemporary Nepalese practitioners. Lidke focuses his twenty-year analysis on a specific Tantric tradition - Shri Vidya - a specific deity - Tripurasundari - a specific text Nityashodashikarnava - and a specific set of initiates within a specific locale - the Kathmandu Valley. This emphasis on specificity enables the…

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Book Name: Tantra and popular religion in Tibet
Author Name: Edited by: Samuel Geoffrey
Price: USD 10
Description:

Papers presented at a session of a conference held at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, in August 1988.

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Book Name: Abhinavagupta: reconsiderations
Author Name: Paranjape Makarand
Price: USD 20
Description:

Volume four is an immense cerebral accomplishment on the genious of Abhinavagupta. This special issue of Evam showcases some of the finest scholarship on him carried out over a twenty-year period. This volume contians fresh translations, re-readings and re-assessments of his mammoth contributions to dramaturgy, literary criticism, philosophy and Sanskrit, to name a few, and Abhinavaguptss seminal contributions in shapping them. Some of the essays in this volume are being published for the first time. The broader project of Evam…

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Book Name: Melanges tantriques a la memoire d Helene Brunner: Tantric studies in memory of Helene Brunner
Author Name: Edited by: Goodall Dominic
Price: USD 30
Description:

Helene Brunner was a pioneering scholar of Saivism whose work helped to forge the scholarly reputation of the French institutions of research in Pondicherry. This volume of essays offered in her memory reflects the range of her interests and offers thereby a picture of the state of tantric studies today. Prefaced to the volume is a biographical sketch of Helene Brunner by her colleague and friend of many years, Andre Padoux.

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Book Name: Sri Cakrasamvara tantra
Author Name: Edited by: Samdup Kazi Dawa
Price: USD 14.95
Description:

A Buddhist tantra, with a foreword and introduction in English and preface by Lokesh Chandra

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Book Name: THE TREASURY OF KNOWLEDGE, Book Eight, Part Three: The Elements of Tantric Practice
Author Name: Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Tayé,
Price: USD 34.95
Description:

Jamgon Kongtruls Treasury of Knowledge in ten volumes is a unique encyclopedic masterpiece embodying the entire range of Buddhist teachings as they were presented in Tibet. Tibetan Buddhist teachers expected their students to study Buddhist philosophical texts as well as practice reflection and meditation; present-day students have also realized that awakening has its source in study as well as in reflection and practice.

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Book Name: THE TREASURY OF KNOWLEDGE: Book Six, Part Four: Systems of Buddhist Tantra
Author Name: Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Tayé,
Price: USD 28.95
Description:

In Tibetan religious literature, Jamgön Kongtruls Treasury of Knowledge in ten books stands out as a unique encyclopedic masterpiece embodying the entire range of Buddhist teachings as they were preserved in Tibet.

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