Tantric tradition in Hinduism and Buddhism

#1 Oct 16th, 2003, 00:51
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What is called the tantric tradition in Hinduism and Buddhism has many different schools and meanings to different sects and approaches (philosophies) and religions (as in sects of Hinduism and Buddhism). Feel free to post any information here about anything to do with the tantric tradition in Hinduism and Buddhism.

Here are some links I found on a web search to start off with -

http://sivasakti.com/articles/tantra...tra-art01.html

http://www.yogamag.net/archives/1998.../tantrad.shtml

http://www.ayurjeeva.com/Tantra/tantra_what.htm

http://hinduism.about.com/library/we...ratemples2.htm

http://www.shivashakti.com

http://www.hinduism.co.za/tantra.htm

http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Sarbatoare1.html

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Where can I find tantric images

Hi Samsara,
I always wanted to get some images of tibetan thangkas and tantric chakras....please let me know if you know where to find them...most of images I found through google were of rather poor quality.....I need images which I can sort of blow up into poster size and print out.....I love the geometrical patterns weaved into religious symbolism....

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I think posters of thankas and the like are published by Shambala Press in Berkeley CA. They've been publishing Buddhist-oriented books and things for 30+ years.
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MadnoMad, you may be interested in a book called The Art of Tantra, by Philip Rawson. It is a classic in the field, and lavishly illustrated.
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Samsara ,
Thnaks For useful link.
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Madnomad.. Just Write to " Mandala Bookpoint, Kantipath Kathmandu , Nepal" Mr. Maharajan is the owner of that Publishing House and they have a great coolecton of books and posters on Tantric Buddhism & Hinduism". Perhaps one of the greatest under one roof. I hopw you could be helped by them.
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Re: Where can I find tantric images

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Hi Samsara,
I always wanted to get some images of tibetan thangkas and tantric chakras....please let me know if you know where to find them...most of images I found through google were of rather poor quality.....I need images which I can sort of blow up into poster size and print out.....I love the geometrical patterns weaved into religious symbolism....

Cheers

MadnoMad
I'll keep an eye out but I haven't seen any of that size print out quality yet.

Here is an example of a Hindu Tantric Yantra - the picture is from the DK Illustrated Dictionary of Religions by Philip Wilkinson. An excerpt from the book about Tantric Hinduism and the yantra -

"Tantric Hinduism - This branch of Hinduism is based on texts called the Tantras. Tantric Hinduism stresses Shakti, the female energy of the Mother Goddess, and sees the human body as a mirror of the cosmos. Tantric Hindus try to achieve liberation through spiritual power, or siddhi.

Yantras - Tantric Hindus use yantras - diagrams drawn on the ground, on stone, or on cloth - to form a focus for meditation. The most powerful of all yantras is the Sri Yantra, an image of the entire cosmos. The interpenetrating triangles at the centre stand for Shiva and Shakti, the masculine and feminine energies. (This is the yantra illustrated here)

Chakras - According to Tantric Hinduism, a system of wheels, or centres, of power exists in the body. These wheels, called chakras, act as centres of energy that flow up and down the body. Each chakra corresponds to a specific organ of the body, and to an aspect of life - from the basic will to live to our highest consciousness."
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Here is a website I found that has a list of books on tantra and tantric sex, including books on tantric sex for total beginners, and also it lists a book on gay tantric sex (so no one is left out).

http://www.dropbears.com/b/broughsbo...ure/tantra.htm
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Hi, the first 3 links are not valid anymore ...

gr, marcel
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That may not be so surprising, given that all the previous posts on this thread date to 2003...

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