Passionate Enlightenment: Women in Tantric Buddhism

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Title:Passionate Enlightenment: Women in Tantric Buddhism


Author:Miranda Shaw

Publisher:Princeton University Press

Publish Year:1994

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Hard Back

Subject:Anthropology/ Sociology | Buddhism | Tantra


Remarks:B&W Photographs, Notes, Bibliography and Index.


Size:152 x 242 mm


Price:USD 18.06

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  • The crowning cultural achievement of medieval India, Tantric Buddhism is known in the west primarily for the sexual practices of its adherents, who strive to transform erotic passion into spiritual ecstasy. Historians of religion have long held that the enlightenment thus attempted was for men only and that women in the movement were at best marginal and subordinate and at degraded and exploited.

    Miranda Shaw

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