Social Subjects and Esoteric Buddhist Ritual: Reflections on Dr. Charles D. Orzech’s Talk at the University of British Columbia’s Department of Asian Studies

On February 9, 2017, Dr. Charles Orzech of the University of Glasgow visited University of British Columbia’s Asian Centre and gave a lecture titled “Liturgy, Icon, and Text in the Development of Esoteric Buddhism.” Dr. Orzech is Reader in Religion, Conflict and Transition in the School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow and … Continue reading Social Subjects and Esoteric Buddhist Ritual: Reflections on Dr. Charles D. Orzech’s Talk at the University of British Columbia’s Department of Asian Studies

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Tantra and Transparency, or Cultural Contradiction and Today’s Tibetan Buddhist Wizard by Ben Joffe

Click here to see the original post. This is the first of a series of articles that I will be posting this month as a guest-contributor for Savage Minds. In each post I will be sharing some preliminary and open-ended reflections relating to my research on Tibetan diaspora, esotericism, and the globalization of Tibetan culture. This week, … Continue reading Tantra and Transparency, or Cultural Contradiction and Today’s Tibetan Buddhist Wizard by Ben Joffe