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Esoteric Buddhism at Dunhuang

Esoteric Buddhism in late first millennium Tibet and China is nowhere in evidence so clearly as in materials from Dunhuang In the original contributions presented here Robert Mayer and Cathy Cantwell examine the consecrations of the wrathful divinity Vajrak laya while Sam.

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Thew Kapstein In the closing chapter Katherine Tsiang investigates early printing in relation to esoteric dh ra s and their role as amulets accompanying the deceased The collection is an important advance in our understanding of the historical development of Buddhist tantr.

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Van Schaik considers approaches to the vows of tantric adepts Philosophical interpretations of Mah yoga inform Kammie Takahashi s study of the uestions of Vajrasattva The background for later Tibetan tantric mortuary rites are examined in chapters by Yoshiro Imaeda and Mat.

About the Author: Matthew T. Kapstein

Matthew Kapstein is a scholar of Tibetan religions and Buddhism at the University of Chicago Divinity School One of his study areas has concentrated on Tibetan culture and the influence of China's invasion

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