Seminar / 30h / 4 ECTS / winter semester. Coordinator: dr Robert Czyżykowski
The course is an introduction into the topic of the embodiment in the Indian Tantric traditions. The participants of the course will be acquainted with the topics covering the genesis, historical development, social institutions, initiation rituals and esoteric aspects of Tantric tradition in various context relating to the main topic of the embodiment. Tantric tradition underlines the concept of deliverance through the body. Special interest will enjoy the area of the various methods of Tantric Yoga where human body is vehicle in realizing the soteriological and other goals. A dominant part of the course is covered by the most prominent Tantric traditions, namely Vaishnava, Śaiva and Śakta religions with some introduction to the Buddhist Tantric tradition. Students will gain awareness of the proposed methodologies for studying such religious phenomena.