ASIAN 484 - Buddhist Tantra
Winter 2017, Section 001 - Lives of the Tantric Saints
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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Details

Credits:
3
Other:
WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
ASIAN 230.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course surveys the development of this least understood current of the Buddhist tradition, identifying the precursors to tantrism in the earlier Buddhist tradition and then proceeding to examine those elements that appear to be common to the various tantric traditions, including initiation, the recitation of mantra, and the visualization of mandalas. The course then continues with a survey of development of tantrism in Tibet, China, and Japan.

Schedule

ASIAN 484 - Buddhist Tantra
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
30784
Open
8
 
-
Tu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
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