ASIAN 484 - Buddhist Tantra
Winter 2017, Section 001 - Lives of the Tantric Saints
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Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
ASIAN 230.
May be elected twice for credit.
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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.


ASIAN 484 - Buddhist Tantra
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