Cycle Conférences SFEMT 2022/2023 : Alexander Zorin

La SFEMT a le plaisir d’annoncer la tenue, dans le cadre du Cycle Conférences SFEMT 2022/2023, de la conférence suivante :

Tibetan texts on Tantric rituals found in Khara-Khoto

par Alexander Zorin (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

le lundi 22 mai à 18h30 en ligne, via le lien suivant :

Résumé de la conférence :

Among the Khara-Khoto manuscripts in Tibetan (dating back to the 12th–14th centuries), texts on tantric rituals occupy an important place. A scroll with texts of this kind was first introduced by me in 2015. This scroll contains unique texts on the cults of Mahākāla, Viṣṇu-Narasiṅha, Vajrapāṇi and the Eight Nāga Kings. Consequent cataloguing of the collection of Tibetan texts from Khara-Khoto kept at the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, RAS, allowed to define a large group of manuscript fragments with tantric texts and several subgroups that relate to various deities: Cakrasaṃvara and Vajravārāhī, Mahākāla and Śrī Devī, Vajrapāṇi, Acala, and demoness Jvalamukhī. In my lecture I am going to briefly introduce manuscripts that belong to each of them, trying to present details that may be of interest for scholars who study ritual practices of Tibetan Buddhism and their influence on Tangut Buddhist tradition.

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