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Tantric Traditions in Transmission and Translation

David B. Gray and Ryan Richard Overbey


This volume explores the movement of tantric Buddhist traditions through time and space, from the early history of tantric Buddhism to the present day. These studies investigate the development of tantric Buddhist traditions in India, their dissemination into Central and East Asia, and exchanges between tantric Buddhist and rival religious traditions. From the hyper-masculine Buddha to the ritualized bodies of the siddhas, the first chapter traces shifts in Indian Buddhist ideal masculinities. The second chapter explores the intersection of Buddhism and Śaivism in early medieval India through ... More

Keywords: tantra, Vajrayāna, Buddhism, India, Tibet, China, Japan, Hinduism, Daoism, Shintō

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199763689
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199763689.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David B. Gray, editor
Associate Professor and Chair of the Religious Studies Department, Santa Clara University

Ryan Richard Overbey, editor
Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion, Wesleyan University

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