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If you’re new to online study, it can appear mystifying at first. But don’t worry, it isn’t. If you’ve navigated to this page then you probably have all the tech skills you need. This page is here to help you get started. If you think we’ve missed anything, contact us. As soon as you enrol. […]

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Feb
22

Dr Bihani Sarkar

Bihani Sarkar holds an associate faculty membership of the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, a Research Membership of the Senior Common Room, Wolfson College, University of Oxford and a part time fixed term Lectureship in Religious Studies: Hinduism and Buddhism at the University of Winchester. At Winchester she convenes two undergraduate modules, ‘Living Religions: Hinduism […]

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Aug
19

Prof. Hugh B. Urban

Hugh B. Urban is interested in the study of secrecy in religion, particularly in relation to questions of knowledge and power. Focusing primarily on the traditions of South Asia, he is author of Tantra: Sex, Secrecy, Politics and Power in the Study of Religion (2003) and Magia Sexualis: Sex, Magic, and Liberation in Modern Western Esotericism (2006), among other books.

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Jan
22

Medieval Tantra and Yoga

Recent scholarship shines new light on the historical development of haṭha yoga in relation to Tantra. In this session we look at what shaped the relationship between Tantra and yoga in the medieval period. We will further examine conceptions of the yogic body, goddess worship, and the centrality of mantras and yantras to meditation, as well as the identities and practices surrounding yoginīs.

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Jan
22

Aghora Tantra in Kāmākhyā

A visual guide to the history and rituals of the Kāmākhyā temple in Assam, India. The temple of the Goddess Kāmākhyā is considered one of the śakti piṭhas (seating place of the śakti) of the Goddess. Rare still and moving images show the complexities of tantric rituals to the Goddess.

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Jan
22

The Tantric Body

The body is important in Tantra, but in more mysterious ways than many people imagine. This session leads us to a more complete understanding of the role of the body in Tantric traditions as a vehicle for spirituality.

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