A prolific scholar surveys classical Buddhism's approach to sex,gender, and sexual orientationin this landmark volume.
More than twenty-five years in the making, this detailed sourcebook on Buddhist understandings of sexuality, desire, ethics, and deviance in classical South Asia is filled with both engaging translations and original and provocative analysis.JoseCabezon, the XIVth Dalai Lama Professor at the University of California Santa Barbara, marshals an incredible array of scriptures, legal and medical texts, and philosophical treatises, explaining the subtleties of this ancient literature in lucid prose. This work will be of immense interest not only to scholars of Buddhism and gender studies but also to lay readers who want to learn more about traditional Buddhist attitudes toward sex.
by Jose Ignacio Cabezon, Lobsang Dargyay
by Tom J.F. Tillemans, E. Gene Smith
by John W. Pettit
by Penpa Dorjee
by David Seyfort Ruegg, Tom J.F. Tillemans
by Daniel Hirshberg
by Johannes Bronkhorst
by Matthew Kapstein
by Elijah Ary
by James B. Apple
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