Over five lectures, Gavin Flood, professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion in the Theology and Religion Faculty at Campion Hall at Oxford University, gives an overview of the history, theory, and practice of Tantra. He explores aspects from the Śaiva Siddhānta tradition to the Non-Saiddhāntika, to Buddhist Tantra. He gives an overview of the many developments in thought, cosmologies, and the varied and fascinating practices that have emerged over the centuries. Session 1: Tantra in history, an overviewSession 2: The Śaiva Siddhānta Tradition, rituals, cosmology, initiation and liberationSession 3: The Non-Saiddhāntika traditions including the path of purity and the path of powerSession 4: Tantric Śaiva views of the self, the porous self & the gnostic self, Tantric meditationSession 5: Buddhist Tantra - Vajrayāna and the influence of ŚaivismGavin Flood is a Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion in the Theology and Religion Faculty and academic director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. Gavin read Religious Studies and Social Anthropology at Lancaster University and taught at the universities of Wales (Lampeter) and Stirling before coming to Oxford. He was elected to membership of the British Academy in 2014. His research interests are in medieval Hindu texts (especially from the traditions of Shiva), comparative religion, and phenomenology. Two recent books are The Importance of Religion: Meaning and Action in Our Strange World (Oxford: Blackwell, 2013) and The Truth Within: A History of Inwardness in Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism (Oxford University Press, 2014). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gavin Flood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159423/bk_acx0_159423_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On today's show we'll research the sensuous role of food. Our Hot and Heavy show, if you will. We'll take a serious, and sometimes not so serious, look at the role of food in our sex lives. Discover the foods that enhance sexual health. Learn about the ancient art of Tantra and the path to sensual energy. We even take an in-depth look at the life of bees and honey as an aphrodisiac. And to seal it with a kiss, we've got an amorous recipe for molten chocolate cakes with cherries! Plus our monthly wine recommendations and more. [Broadcast Date: September 7, 2006] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Coleman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/chef/060907/rt_chef_060907_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you want to discover how a simple step-by-step method (you can practice in the privacy of your home) eliminates premature ejaculation and makes you a marathon man in bed then keep reading...Have you ever tried any of the following:Meeting a hot woman, taking her back to your place, getting her clothes off but you’re so nervous that you come the moment you penetrate her?You have been madly in love with a woman for months, but when you finally succeed taking her home with you...you come after 10 seconds.She says its okay...but she’s clearly disappointed and has lost trust in you.As time goes by you have become so nervous about premature ejaculation, that the mere thought completely ruins your ability to enjoy the lovemaking...Guess what?I have been in each and every one of these situations. And yes - it wasn’t fun.For a long period in my life I suffered from premature ejaculation. I was caught in a downward going spiral where low self confidence lead to poor performance, which then again lead to even lower self confidence. I felt bad about myself and with the women that came into my life - and left.It was only when I began to actively research what I had to do to heal my sexuality that I slowly could get my act together. It has been a fascinating journey where I have received guidance from some of the worlds leading experts in Tantra, Taoism, and western sexology - and where I discovered essential keys to attaining super sexual stamina.Lasting long in bed is a question of doing the right training performed on a daily basis.And you know what else?When you start believing that it's possible (which it is) - you will start to dissolve the descending spiral and instead create an ascending spiral. Positive results leads to more self confidence which again leads to better results.Premature Ejaculation: An Explicit Seven-Step Guide to Better Sex 1. Language: English. Narrator: D. Paul Faulkner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159563/bk_acx0_159563_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Makaradhwaja (A herbo-mineral compound prepared with gradual heating process in electric muffle furnace with Au, Hg and S as main ingredients) is generally prepared as per the reference of Rasendra Chintamani due to easy and convenient method of preparation. But here in this research work Triguna Makaradhwaja (TM) had been prepared by Bhaishajya Ratnawali Vajikarana 74/108-117 and for Shadguna Makaradhwaja (SM) by Bhaishajya Ratnawali Jwaradhikara 5/194. Kanji (Sour Gruel) was prepared as per the commentary of Prof. D A Kulkarni in Rasa Ratna Samucchaya in three batches. On an average, 80 l of water yielded 76.4 l of Kanji with a pH of 3.6 and required 30 days for completion of fermentation. 2 kg of Parada was subjected to 8 Samskaras following the method of Rasa Hridaya Tantra II Avabodha. At the end of Samskaras, 1.766 kg of Parada was obtained with 12.19 % of procedural loss in a total number of 67 days. Gandhaka Shodhana was carried out in 9 batches of 1 kg per batch as per the reference of Rasaratna Samucchaya 3/20-22. 12 % loss was encountered on an average in all the batches. Total 641 pieces of Swarna Varkha (Gold foils) were prepared from the 74 g of Shuddha Swarna.
Agnivesha tantra was a classical medical text in the ancient time which was redacted by Acarya Caraka and is known as Caraka Samhita. In due course of time various commentaries were written on this text with the specific aim to explore the text in a descriptive and analytic manner. This is a journey to re-observe the study material in an authentic experimentation and thereby make a conclusion. The quality was maintained as the exploration was made with the proper consultation of the contextual contemporary subjects. The knowledge of philosophy, literature, astrology, science, arts etc. was incorporated and it results the qualitative values of Caraka Samhita in an acceptable state. Acharya Yogindranath Sen was the last authentic commentator of Caraka Samhita. The commentary popularly known as Carakopaskara was first published in 1920 AD. Every possible dimension is incorporated to establish the relevance of textual matters for current era. The critical analysis of Carakopaskara commentary from various research angles is made in the present book for proper acquaintance and better understanding of legendary medical treatise Caraka Samhita.
Rabi narayan Tripathy born in the year of 1972, in a brahmin family of village Kapileswar pur, Puri, the land of lord Jagannath, in the state of Orissa. He completed his schooling at the village itself under the guidance of his parents Mr. Raghunath Tripathy & Mrs Shantilata Tripathy. Being brought up in a family of teacher, he overwhelmed all good etiquette of an abstemious manhood. Dr. R.N. Tripathy at present working as a Professor in the department of Shalya tantra, Amrita School of Ayurveda, Amrita Viswavidyapeetham Deemed University, (University under sec.3 UGC Act 1956) a multi campus University accredited by NAAC with "A" grade. He has served as an undergraduate & post-graduate teacher in N.K.J. Ayurvedic Medical College, Bidar, Karnataka, and Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College & Hospital, Mandi Gobindgarh, Punjab.. He has guided & co-guided more than ten theses, submitted to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. He has worked as squad chief, paper valuer & examiner in RGUHS, Bangalore & Himachala University, Simla. He has presented many scientific papers in different state and national level seminars. Many research articles are also published in his name.
This book offers a variety of scholarly studies in the idea, situation, and definition-including the self-definition-of women in India, from the earliest historical period up to the present day. Both in its range of topics and depth of research, this volume creates a sustained focus that isnot presently available in the literature of women in India.Faces of the Feminine in Ancient, Medieval, and Modern India comprises 25 essays contributed by a diverse mix of Indian, Canadian, American, and British women scholars, most of whom have lived in South Asia either for all of their lives or for extended periods. Arranged chronologically, thesegroundbreaking essays set aside the myths and prejudices that often clutter discussions about women in India. Part I, which is dedicated to the ancient period, defines women's positions as depicted in the sacred law, considers subordinated women in major Hindu epics, describes women's roles inritual and their understanding of religion, and examines the patriarchal organization of women's lives in Buddhism. Part II begins with an essay on Tantra, a major force in medieval India that influenced both Hinduism and Buddhism and placed women at the center of its sacred rites. Other essays inPart II look at the life and legends of a medieval woman saint poet, the portrayal of a Hindu goddess in medieval Bengal, and the role of women from Mughal harems in decision making. Part III describes the colonial perception of Indian women in the late nineteenth century and shows how women'sself-perceptions have been expressed through their art and writing as well as through their political action in the twentieth century.Providing informed andbalanced analysis of extensive primary source material, this book will be an essential resource for students of women's lives in India.