Questions to consider for the first section meeting
Tantra in South Asia, East Asia and the West
February 1-3, 2017
(a) What does Gavin Flood mean by entextualization? Can you find places in the book where
he defines it well?
By entextualization Flood
Form and Emptiness in Deity Yoga: Tom Yarnall
Within this weeks reading we explored the seemingly incommensurable nature of
emptiness and intrinsic reality. My understanding of the text was to negotiate the
dualistic nature of Buddhism. Many people grappl
The skill of Mind training according to Jinpa
Within this weeks reading, the authors main focus was on the development and the
practice of Buddhism that centered around forms of mind training. The key
proponents of the authors writing was on the nature of
Reviewing Gen Lamprimpa Ideology in the scope of modernity
Within Lamripas writing he based his teaching off of Shamatha practices of
thoughtful concentration that manifests in the anecdotes of mindfulness, pliancy,
application , aspiration, faith, mindfu
Tantra Buddhism/ Deity Yoga through the perspective of Hopkins
Within this weeks reading, We read about the different Tantric Techniques within
Buddhism and used the writings of Tsong-Kha-pa as the referential bases of the
assertions made by Hopkins. The
Holes in Esoteric Buddhist Theory Unexcelled Yoga: Eating, Dreaming and Dying.
Within this weeks reading, we explored the differences and principles between Esoteric Buddhism and
Tantric Buddhism by reading Unexcelled Yoga: Eating, Dreaming and Dying. Wit
Exploring the stages of enlightenment:How do you determine your progress?
This weeks reading was the continuation of The Emptiness that is Form and covered
the creation stage transformation of the body and mind. Within this section, the
reader got to expl
Contemplative Buddhism review of Wallaces The meditations of Buddhist Skeptic
If a tree falls in the woods, Does it make a sound?
Within reading The Meditations of a Buddhist Skeptic the author explored the
dynamics between the realm of scienc