Tantric Traditions

Category: Buddhism
Course #: SASIAN 135 [CNN #26524]
Units: 4
Times and Locations:
TTh 11am-12:30 pm, BARR104
The emergence of the tantras in seventh and eighth-century India marked a watershed for religious practice throughout Asia. These esoteric scriptures introduced complex new ritual technologies that transformed the religious traditions of India, from Brahmanism to Jainism and Buddhism, as well as those of Southeast Asia, Tibet, Mongolia, China, Korea, and Japan. This course provides an overview of tantric religion across these regions.