Courtesans And Tantric Consorts

Author: Serinity Young
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415914833
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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.

Sexuality In Classical South Asian Buddhism

Author: José Ignacio Cabezón
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1614293686
Size: 16,47 MB
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A prolific scholar surveys classical Buddhism’s approach to sex, gender, and sexual orientation in this landmark volume. More than twenty-five years in the making, this detailed sourcebook on Buddhist understandings of sexuality, desire, ethics, and deviance in classical South Asia is filled with both engaging translations and original and provocative analysis. Jose Cabezon, the XIVth Dalai Lama Professor at the University of California Santa Barbara, marshals an incredible array of scriptures, legal and medical texts, and philosophical treatises, explaining the subtleties of this ancient literature in lucid prose. This work will be of immense interest not only to scholars of Buddhism and gender studies but also to lay readers who want to learn more about traditional Buddhist attitudes toward sex.

Sexuality In World History

Author: Peter N. Stearns
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351976443
Size: 15,69 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.

Women In Tibet

Author: Janet Gyatso
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231130981
Size: 11,50 MB
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Extrait de la couverture : "Filling the gap in the literature, this specially commissioned volume explores the struggles and accomplishments of women from both Tibet's past and its present. Here are queens from the imperial period, yoginis and religious teachers of medieval times, Buddhist nuns, oracles, political workers, medical doctors, and performing artists. Most of the chapters focus on the lives of individual women, whether from textual sources or from anthropological data, and show the Tibetan women have found ways to assume leadership roles and to explore educational opportunities in a variety of contexts. The book is innovatice in resisting both romanticization and hypercriticism of women's status in Tibetan society, attending rather to historical description and to the question of what is distinctive about their situations in Tibet and what is common to both men and women in Tibetan society."

Feminine Ground

Author: Janice D Willis
Editor: Shambhala
ISBN: 9781559397605
Size: 11,82 MB
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Brings to the fore the voices of the major Western women scholars of Tibetan outstanding resource.--Pacific Sun

Dreaming In The Lotus

Author: Serinity Young
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861711580
Size: 13,34 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: 11,25 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: 11,71 MB
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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: 11,65 MB
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Author: Serinity Young
Editor: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761421146
Size: 19,32 MB
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"Provides an overview of the history and origins, basic tenets and beliefs, organizations, traditions, customs, rites, societal and historical influences, and modern-day impact of Buddhism"--Provided by publisher.