Seminar / 30h / 4 ECTS / winter semester. Coordinator: dr hab. Małgorzata Sacha
The course is an introduction into the topic of the embodiment in the Indian Tantric traditions. The topic will be presented in the context of the most prominent but also misunderstood religious tradition of India – Tantric traditions. The participants of the course will be acquainted with the topics covering the origins, historical development, social institutions, initiation rituals and esoteric aspects of Tantric tradition in various contexts relating to the main topic of the embodiment. 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. After completing the course students will be able to integrate and evaluate the knowledge about Tantric groups in India and in limited degree outside the India. Students will gain awareness of the proposed methodologies for studying such religious phenomena.
Coordinator: dr Robert Czyżykowski
Lecturer: dr hab. Małgorzata Sacha