Sam Van Schaik, Matthew T. Kapstein, "Esoteric Buddhism at Dunhuang: Rites and Teachings for this Life and Beyond"
English | 2010-01-28 | ISBN: 9004182039 | 254 pages | PDF | 8,1 MB
Esoteric Buddhism in late first millennium Tibet and China is nowhere in evidence so clearly as in materials from Dunhuang. In the original contributions presented here, Robert Mayer and Cathy Cantwell examine the consecrations of the wrathful divinity Vajrakīlaya, while Sam van Schaik considers approaches to the vows of tantric adepts. Philosophical interpretations of Mahāyoga inform Kammie Takahashi’s study of the ‘Questions of Vajrasattva’.