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Ways of Knowing the Body in Buddhist Tantra and Tibetan Medicine
[CAS Speaker Series] This talk will be presented by Janet Gyatso, Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies, Harvard University.
Traditional Tibetan medicine sometimes found its Buddhist heritage and its urge for empirical knowledge of the body to be at odds, and made unusual efforts to separate itself from religious ways of knowing. At the same time, the line between yogic and sensory observation was not easy to draw. This lecture will explore how the body became the focus of some of the most interesting theoretical reflection, from the dawn of Tibetan Buddhism into the time of the height of the central Tibetan government's powers in the 17th century.
This event is sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies in conjunction with Naropa University.
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