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Tantrik Traditions in Tibet

 
S.K. Ramchandra Rao (Author)
Synopsis

The Tantrik traditional lore in Tibet incorporates the most essential details of Indian Tantra and the flowerings of the Tibetan genius. It consists of diverse strands, neatly synthesized in doctrine as well as practice. The present book seeks to trace the story of this synthesis. The book contains two parts. part One is on Tantrik Foundations which includes chapters on Bon and Buddhism; The Indian Background; The Tibetan Genius; Definitive Tantrik Texts; and Path of Enlightenment. Part Two deals with Tantra in Practice. The chapters included in this part are The Tibetan Outlook; Guru-Yoga; Tantra-Yoga; Dhyana; Darsana; and Torch Bearers of Tradition. A glossary and two appendices have been included in the book.

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About the author

S.K. Ramchandra Rao

Vidyalankars, Sastra-Chudamini, Sangita-Kalaratna, Professor Saligrama Krishna Ramachandra Rao, is a well-known scholar who combines traditional learning with modern research. Well versed in Sanskrit, Pali, Ardhmagadhi and several modern Indian languages and aquainted with Tibetan and some European languages, he has written extensively on Vedanta, Buddhism, Jainism, Indian Culture, Art and Literature. In his professional career, however, he was a Professor of Psychology. He has headed the Department of Clinical Psychology in the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience's Bangalore and the Department of Indian Culture in the Collision College Study Center of the University of the Pacific (U.S.A.) He was the senior associate of National Institute of Advanced Studies (Indian Institute of Science), Bangalore, and Guest Faculty, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and member of the Governing Council of TTD (SVCL Research Center), Tirupati. He has been member of Karnataka State Lalitha Kala Academy and Sangita Nritya Academy; he has served on the Agama Board (Govt. of Karnataka). He is President of Silpa-Kala Pratisthana. The Govt. of Karnataka has honored him with the 1986 Rajyotsava Award. He has received awards from Lalita-Kala Academy and Sangita Nritya Academy. Among his numerous English Publications are three Vols. Of Encyclopaedia of Indian Medicine, Tantrik Tradition of Tibet, Consciousness in Advaita, and a series of Six Books on Indian Temples Origins of Indian thought; Kalpatharu Research Academy has published his Agama Kosha in Twelve Vols. Art & Architecture of Indian Temples in Three Vols. He is presently engaged in a project on Rgveda-Darsana (Eight Volumes of which have appeared). He is also Musicologist, a Sculptor and Painter, and has held some one man shows.

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Bibliographic information

Title Tantrik Traditions in Tibet
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2002
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170307473
length 360p., Illustrated; B/W; 8.6 inch X 5.5 inch