Courtesans And Tantric Consorts

Author: Serinity Young
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135964262
Size: 13,70 MB
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The wisest teachings of Buddhism say that, like all oppositions, one must move beyond gender. But as Serinity Young shows in this enlightening work, the rhetoric of Buddhist texts, the symbolism of its iconography, and the performative import of its rituals, tell different, and often contradictory, stories. In Courtesans and Tantric Consorts, Serinity Young takes the reader on a journey through more than 2000 years of biographical writings, iconographic depictions, and ritual practices revealing Buddhism's deep struggles with gender. Juxtaposing empowering images of women with their textual repudiation, beginning with the Buddha himself who abandoned his wife; tantric courtesans who are considered necessary to male enlightenment with fertility rituals designed to ensure male offspring; tales of gender-bending gods and goddesses with all male heavens; Serinity Young draws on a vast range of sources to reveal the colourful, and often troubling, mosaic of beliefs that inform Buddhist views about gender and sexuality.

Die Weibliche Seite Des Buddha

Author: Agnes Pollner
Editor: Theseus Verlag
ISBN: 3958832113
Size: 14,89 MB
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In allen buddhistischen Traditionen werden die Lebensgeschichten derjenigen, die den Weg zum Erwachen vorausgegangen sind, eifrig gelesen, erzählt und studiert. Aber wo sind die Ahninnen, die Lehrerinnen und weiblichen Vorbilder? In den Texten, die in den buddhistischen Zentren in Ost und West rezitiert werden, sucht man sie meist vergeblich. Und doch gab - und gibt - es sie, die Frauen auf dem Weg zum Buddha. Die Meditationslehrerin Agnes Pollner hat inspirierende Geschichten über Frauen aus allen buddhistischen Traditionen gesammelt und in eine Form gebracht, dass sie heute zu uns sprechen können. Die Lebens- und Erfahrungsgeschichten geben einen spannenden Überblick über das Wirken und die Weisheit buddhistischer Lehrerinnen. Diese Sammlung lädt auf unterhaltsame und anregende Weise auch zum Vorlesen und Weitererzählen ein.

Sexuality In World History

Author: Peter N. Stearns
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351976443
Size: 18,70 MB
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This book examines sexuality in the past, and explores how it helps explain sexuality in the present. The subject of sexuality is often a controversial one, and exploring it through a world history perspective emphasizes the extent to which societies, including our own, are still reacting to historical change through contemporary sexual behaviors, values, and debates. The study uses a clear chronological structure to focus on major patterns and changes in sexuality—both sexual culture and sexual behaviors—in the main periods of world history, covering topics including: • The sexual implications of the transition from hunting and gathering economies to agricultural economies; • Sexuality in classical societies; • The postclassical period and the spread of the world religions; • Sex in an age of trade and colonies; • Changes in sexual behaviors and sexual attitudes between 1750 and 1950; • Sex in contemporary world history. This new edition examines these issues on a global scale, with attention to anthropological insights on sexuality and their relationship to history, the dynamics between sexuality and imperialism, sexuality in industrial society, and trends and conflicts surrounding views of sex and sexuality in the contemporary world.

Einf Hrung In Den Buddhismus

Author: Michael von Brück
Size: 16,20 MB
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Dreaming In The Lotus

Author: Serinity Young
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861711580
Size: 12,22 MB
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Surveys the complex history of Buddhist dream experience and analysis.

The History Of Sexuality Sourcebook

Author: Mathew Kuefler
Editor: University of Toronto PressHigher education
Size: 15,30 MB
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"This volume is a keeper. Courses based on Kuefler will illuminate their audiences and probably win teaching awards too." - Paul R. Hyams, Cornell University

Northern Buddhism In History

Author: Shanker Thapa
ISBN: 9789937506137
Size: 12,62 MB
Format: PDF
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Contributed artilces on the history of Mahayana Buddhism.

The Constant And Changing Faces Of The Goddess

Author: Deepak Shimkhada
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Size: 12,80 MB
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The Experience Of Buddhism

Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780495094869
Size: 18,41 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Part of the "Religious Life in History Series," this comprehensive anthology provides translations of texts illustrative of Buddhist philosophy and doctrine as well as descriptive, concrete accounts of Buddhist practices, rituals, and experiences. Author John Strong gives careful consideration to many key aspects of the religion in a wide range of geographic and cultural arenas, from Asia to the United States, and gives students a sense of Buddhism's historical evolution in each area. In addition, this new edition of THE EXPERIENCE OF BUDDHISM uniquely offers students a list of pertinent bibliographic suggestions after each reading, giving them the opportunity to both enhance their understanding of the material and streamline their research and paper-writing process.