Ritual in Contemplation : Text and Tools in Tantric Buddhism

Annual Lecture on South and Southeast Asian Art

Ritual in Contemplation: Text and Tools in Tantric Buddhism

Introduced by John Guy, Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art, MMA

Robert A. F. Thurman is Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Department of Religion, Columbia University

Rugs and Ritual in Tibetan Buddhism

The imagery of Tibetan tantric rugs is potent and often shocking to those unfamiliar with the meanings of Buddhist art. Learn about the rituals, rites, and texts involved in the quest for spiritual detachment from the corporal body.

This lecture is made possible by the generous support of Jeff Soref and Paul Lombardi, Jeff Soref Fund of the Stonewall Community Foundation.

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  • Damoiseaux says:

    Vajrahyana est un véhicule très profond et vaste. Le tantrisme accélère la transformation. Pour ma part, je pratique le Lamrim. Un concentré des enseignements très pratique pour un simple pratiquant comme moi et j’emploie le chemin en huit embranchement comme carte de route pour me mener vers la première terre de ” Joie Suprême”. Puissent tous les êtres humains comprendre qu’ils ne font qu’un et que la voie du silence mental donne la vrai liberté.

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