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Yantra and Cakra in Tantric Meditation

Madhu Khanna

in Asian Traditions of Meditation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855680
eISBN:
9780824873028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855680.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In Hindu Tantric meditation, yantras are visual meditative tools composed of concentric linear shapes centered on the Bindu, a dimensionless point. This essay discusses the Śrīyantra, the symbol of ... More


Cardinal Direction Markers: Bringing the Four Directions to NMAI

James Pepper Henry and Kristine Brumley

in The Land Has Memory: Indigenous Knowledge, Native Landscapes, and the National Museum of the American Indian

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832646
eISBN:
9781469606019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889787_blue_spruce.6
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter looks at the cardinal directions: north, east, south, and west. These are known as the Four Directions to many indigenous people throughout the Americas. They are represented in ... More


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