Sexuality in Classical South Asian Buddhism (Studies in by Cabezón Ignacio José

By Cabezón Ignacio José

This magnum opus from a prolific pupil of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism surveys classical Buddhism’s method of intercourse, gender, and sexual orientation. 

In this extremely readable publication, Jose Cabezon, the XIVth Dalai Lama Professor on the collage of California Santa Barbara, takes us on a tour-de-force trip via Buddhist literature. greater than twenty-five years within the making, this exact sourcebook at the depiction of sexual identification, wish, restrict, and deviance within the classical South Asian traditions is stuffed with either attractive translations and unique and provocative research. Cabezón speaks no longer as a far off observer yet from in the culture as a Buddhist “theologian,” keeping the cloth correct to the trendy reader, yet he does so with a gradual and unsentimental gaze. His wisdom is so extensive that he's capable of marshal an important array of scriptures, criminal texts, and philosophical treatises that may be of gigantic curiosity not just to students of either Buddhism and gender experiences but additionally to put readers who are looking to study extra approximately conventional Buddhist attitudes towards intercourse. This singular publication will stand as a landmark within the box for a few years to come.

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