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The Rise of the Sutra Initiation

Jacob P. Dalton

in The Gathering of Intentions: A History of a Tibetan Tantra

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231176002
eISBN:
9780231541176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176002.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter traces the development of the Sutra Initiation (Mdo dbang) tradition through a series of increasingly elaborate ritual manuals dating from the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries.


Dorjé Drak and the Formation of a New Lineage

Jacob P. Dalton

in The Gathering of Intentions: A History of a Tibetan Tantra

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231176002
eISBN:
9780231541176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176002.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter reveals the political motivations behind the construction of a new lineage for the Sutra Initiation tradition by the seventeenth-century master Dorjé Drak Rikdzin Pema Trinlé. Central to ... More


Gnostic Altered States

April D. DeConick

in The Gnostic New Age: How a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion from Antiquity to Today

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170765
eISBN:
9780231542043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170765.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Initiatory structure of Gnostic initiation; therapeutic goals of Gnostic initiation; ritual practices and positive cognitive changes. Engages the movie, "Altered States."


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