Tantric Traditions
of South Asia

lProf. Sthaneshwar Timalsina]

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Course Description

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This course will provide an interdisciplinar overview of Tantric and representative Hindu
mystical traditions in South Asia and world wide, including textual, iconographic and
ethnographic approaches. Tantra aims to achieve liberation without the denial of
physical and emotional pleasure. Medieval Tantric traditions incorporated Hindu mystical
practices of various social strata and ethnicities. We will examine the influence of mystic
and Tantric traditions on Hindu art, architecture, and literature. No prior knowledge of
Indian philosophy or mysticism is presumed.

 

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ReSt 3392 [U66] Topics in South Asian Religion: Tantric Traditions of South Asia
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IS 3392
W 6:30-9:00 PM

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[Abhinavagupta 3>>]

[Aesthetic Theory (Indian) 3>>]

[Alchemy (Hindu) 3]

[Altered States of Consciousness 3>>]

[Buddhist Philosophy 3>>]

[Canons and Orthodoxies 9]

[Caste, Class, and Aristocracy (in India) 11>>]

[Comparative Philosophy 5>>]

[Consciousness 3]

[Creation Myths 5>>]

[Devotionalism 9>>]

[Epistemology 3]

[Evolution (Spiritual) 6]

[Gender and Sexuality 3]

[Goddesses 2]

[Hallucinogenic Drugs (Religious Use of) 3]

[History of Ideas 9]

[History of Religion 4]

[Incarnations 7]

[Indian Food 7]

[Indian Philosophy 3]

[Karma and Rebirth 9]

[Karma and Sexuality 3]

[Meditation Traditions 3]

[Men and Religion 4]

[Monks, Monasticism, and Monachism 6>>]

[Mysticism (Types of) 4]

[New Age Spirituality 8]

[New Age Stereotypes 9]

[Ontology 4]

[Orgies (Religious Significance of) 3>>]

[Orthodoxies and Heterodoxies 8]

[Personhood 10]

[Psychoactive Drugs 4]

[Rasas (Savors, Essences, Organic Juices) 6]

[Religious Therapeutics 6]

[Renouncers and Renunciation 6]

[Sacraments (Hindu) 6]

[Sacrifice 4]

[Siddhis (Paranormal Powers) 4]

[Soul (Ideas About) 4]

[Tantric Traditions 1>>]

[Temple Art and Architecutre 4>>]

[Transmigration 10]

[Two Truths (Ultimate and Conventional) in Indian Philosophy 7>>]

[Vedanta Philosophy 7]

[Vedic Religion 7]

[Vegetarianism 8]

[Women and Religion 6]

[Yoga Traditions 3]



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