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Tibetan Arts of Love

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In 1941, philosopher and poet Gendun Chopel (1903andndash;51) sent a large manuscript by ship, train, and yak across mountains and deserts to his homeland in the northeastern corner of Tibet. He would follow it five years later, returning to his native land after twelve years in India and Sri Lanka. But he did not receive the welcome he imagined: he was arrested by the government of the regent of the young Dalai Lama on trumped-up charges of treason. He emerged from prison three years later a broken man and died soon after.
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Gendun Chopel was a prolific writer during his short life. Yet he considered that manuscript, which he titled Grains of Gold, to be his lifeandrsquo;s work, one to delight his compatriots with tales of an ancient Indian and Tibetan past, while alerting them to the wonders and dangers of the strikingly modern land abutting Tibetandrsquo;s southern border, the British colony of India. Now available for the first time in English, Grains of Gold is a unique compendium of South Asian and Tibetan culture that combines travelogue, drawings, history, and ethnography. Gendun Chopel describes the world he discovered in South Asia, from the ruins of the sacred sites of Buddhism to the Sanskrit classics he learned to read in the original. He is also sharply, often humorously critical of the Tibetan love of the fantastic, bursting one myth after another and finding fault with the accounts of earlier Tibetan pilgrims. Exploring a wide range of cultures and religions central to the history of the region, Gendun Chopel is eager to describe all the new knowledge he gathered in his travels to his Buddhist audience in Tibet.
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At once the account of the experiences of a tragic figure in Tibetan history and the work of an extraordinary scholar, Grains of Gold is an accessible, compelling work animated by a sense of discovery of both a distant past and a strange present.

Synopsis:

Presents in lucid detail the sixty-four arts of love divided into eight varieties of sexual play—embracing, kissing, pinching and scratching, biting, moving to and fro and pressing, erotic noises, role reversal, and positions of love-making. It is a translation of the Treatise on Passion by Gedun Chöpel, the highly contoversial former monk. He gives titillating advice to shun inhibitions and explains how to increase female sexual pleasure. An over-arching focus is sexual ecstasy as a door to spiritual experience—the sky experience of the mind of clear light pervades the scintillating descriptions of erotic acts.

Synopsis:

Sex, orgasm and spiritual healing.

About the Author

Thupten Jinpa is adjunct professor at McGill University in Montreal and has translated and edited numerous books and is the author, most recently, of Essential Mind Training.and#160;Donald S. Lopez Jr. is the Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies at the University of Michigan.

Table of Contents

Introduction

By Thupten Jinpa and Donald S. Lopez Jr.

1and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; First, How I Set Out from Lhasa

2and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; General Formation of the Land of India and How It Acquired Its Name

3and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; How the Lands Were Given Their Names

4and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Snow Mountains of the North and Analysis of Related Issues

5and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; What the Famous Places of the Past Are Like

6and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; On Men, Women, Food, Drink, and Various Apparel

7and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Identification of Various Species of Flowers and Trees and How to Recognize Them

8and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Writing Systems of Various Regions of Past and Present

9and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; On the Linguistic Rules of the Tibetan Language

10and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Inscriptions of the Dharma King Aand#347;oka Carved on the Rock Face of Mount Girnar

11and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Gupta Dynasty

12and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Pand#257;la Dynasty

13 and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; From 1,600 Years after the Passing of the Buddha to the Present

14 and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; On the History of Siand#7749;ghala

15and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; On the Conditions and the Customs of the Tibetan People in Ancient Times

16and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Religion of the Tand#299;rthikas

17and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Conclusion

Appendix A: Tibetan Transliteration

Appendix B: Glossary of Terms

Acknowledgments

NotesIndex

Product Details

ISBN:
9780937938973
Editor:
Hopkins, Jeffrey
Translator:
Yuthok, Dorje
Translator:
Yuthok, Dorje
Editor:
Hopkins, Jeffrey
Author:
Lopez Jr, Donald S.
Author:
Chopel, Gedun
Author:
Lopez, Donald S.
Author:
Chopel, Gendum
Author:
Chopel, Gendun
Author:
Jinpa, Thupten
Author:
Hopkins, Jeffrey
Publisher:
Snow Lion Publications
Location:
Ithaca, N.Y., USA :
Subject:
Sex
Subject:
Sex instruction
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Sexual Instruction
Subject:
Buddhism -- China -- Tibet.
Subject:
Sex -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Subject:
SELF-HELP / Sexual Instruction
Subject:
India
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Buddhism and Modernity
Series Volume:
250-40.
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
74 line drawings
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.3 in

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"Synopsis" by , Presents in lucid detail the sixty-four arts of love divided into eight varieties of sexual play—embracing, kissing, pinching and scratching, biting, moving to and fro and pressing, erotic noises, role reversal, and positions of love-making. It is a translation of the Treatise on Passion by Gedun Chöpel, the highly contoversial former monk. He gives titillating advice to shun inhibitions and explains how to increase female sexual pleasure. An over-arching focus is sexual ecstasy as a door to spiritual experience—the sky experience of the mind of clear light pervades the scintillating descriptions of erotic acts.
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