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Author Shaw, Miranda Eberle, 1954-

Title Passionate enlightenment : women in Tantric Buddhism / Miranda Shaw
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1994]
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1994


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Description xiii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series ACLS Humanities E-Book (Series)
Contents Ch. 1. Seeking the Traces of Sky-Dancers -- Ch. 2. Tantric Buddhism in India: Religious and Historical Introduction -- Ch. 3. Women in Tantric Theory: Powerful and Auspicious -- Ch. 4. Women in Tantric Circles: Adepts and Experts -- Ch. 5. Women in Tantric History: Founders and Pioneers -- Ch. 6. Women in Tantric Relationships: Intimacy as a Path to Enlightenment -- Ch. 7. Spontaneous Jewellike Yogini on Passion and Enlightenment -- Ch. 8. Conclusions
Summary "The crowning cultural achievement of medieval India, Tantric Buddhism is known in the West primarily for the sexual practices of its adherents, who strive to transform erotic passion into spiritual ecstasy. Historians of religion have long held that the enlightenment thus attempted was for men only, and that women in the movement were at best marginal and subordinated and at worst degraded and exploited. Miranda Shaw argues to the contrary, presenting extensive new evidence of the outspoken and independent female founders of the Tantric movement and their creative role in shaping its distinctive vision of gender relations and sacred sexuality. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Tantric Buddhism
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-282) and index
Notes English
Subject Mahayana Buddhism -- India.
Tantric Buddhism -- India.
Tantric Buddhism.
Women (Buddhism)
Women in Buddhism.
Women in Tantric Buddhism -- India.
Author American Council of Learned Societies.
LC no. 93031407
ISBN 0691033803 (acid-free paper)
OTHER TI ACLS Humanities E-Book (Series)