SEM BUDDHISM TEXT
"The Guhyasamāja Tantra."
This seminar will focus on the innovations and ritual systems of the Guhyasamaja Tantra. Readings will be in both Sanskrit and Tibetan. Particular attention will be paid to chapters two, five, eight, and thirteen of the root tantra, and to gain a clearer understanding of how early tantric Buddhists of India and Tibet interpreted these chapters, we will also consider Candrakirti’s Pradipodyotana and other commentarial material. Secondary literature on the Guhyasamaja ritual tradition will also be consulted. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.