Amrita Darshanam, International Centre for Spiritual Studies (ICSS) will organize a Three-day Workshop on Tantric Traditions in India from 2 to 4 August 2019.
This workshop concerns the history, textual sources, ritual, philosophies, and social contexts of India’s tantric traditions, and examines their influence in the broader cultural and religious landscape.
Focused on Śaiva and Śākta traditions, the workshop will also explore tantric traditions of Buddhism, Vaiṣṇavism, and Jainism.
Traditions centered around the rituals and doctrines of the tantras flourished throughout the subcontinent and the lands of its influence from at least the 6th century CE, and some remain vital living traditions today. Though long neglected and misunderstood, academic study of the tantric traditions has advanced significantly in recent decades. This introductory workshop provides an historical overview of these traditions, while exploring key topics in tantric practices and philosophies. Highlights include sessions on the tantric traditions in relation to traditional medicine, art, and Haṭhayoga.
Topics to be Covered
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The workshop is organized in association with Amrita Centre for Research and Development