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Chinese and Tibetan Esoteric Buddhism (Hardcover)

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Scholars of Esoteric Buddhism, or Tantric Buddhism explore Chinese perspective on the origin of Esoteric Buddhism; Chan, Chinese religion, and Esoteric Buddhism; scriptures and practices in their Tibetan context; Tibetan Buddhism in China; Esoteric Buddhism in Dunhuang; Esoteric Buddhism in the Tangus Xixia and Yugur spheres; and Esoteric Buddhism in the Dali Kingdom (Yunnan). Among their topics are the terms "esoteric teaching" and "tantra" in Chinese Buddhist sources, the Tantric origins of the Horse King: Hayagriva and the Chinese horse cult, crazy wisdom in moderation: Padampa Sangyé's use of counterintuitive methods in dealing with negative mental states, Avalokitesvara and the Dunhuang dharani spells of salvation in childbirth, and the Chinese origins of Dali Esoteric Buddhism. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 450
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Series Title: Studies on East Asian Religions
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Language: English
Street Date: April 13, 2017
TCIN: 53066343
UPC: 9789004340497
Item Number (DPCI): 248-52-7805
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