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The Inner Kalacakratantra: A Buddhist Tantric View of the Individual

Vesna A. Wallace


The Kālacakratantra and its commentarial literature are a rich textual source for the study of diverse but mutually related fields of South Asian studies in general and of South Asian Buddhism in particular. The works that belong to the Kālacakra literary corpus warrant careful research for several reasons: they express the doctrinal and social theories and the relevant tantric practices that were characteristic of north Indian Buddhism in its final stages; the Kālacakratantra literature also sheds light on the religious and social conditions of eleventh‐century India in general and on the soc ... More

Keywords: Buddhism, cosmos, gnosis, Indian tantric Buddhism, Kālacakratantra, nature of the individual, place of the individual, society, spiritual transformation, theory of nonduality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780195122114
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195122119.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vesna A. Wallace, author
University of California, Santa Barbara
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