TANTRA OF THE TACHIKAWA RYU: SECRET SEX TEACHINGS OF THE BUDDHA

TANTRA OF THE TACHIKAWA RYU: SECRET SEX TEACHINGS OF THE BUDDHA

By: Stevens, John

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In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. The Tachikawa Ryu is a legendary secret Buddhist sect that taught: "The hig hest spiritual attainments are best achieved through the physical act of se x." The sect was banished in Japan and went underground hundreds of years a go, but many believe that it is still active. Scholar John Stevens provides ?based on actual events, hidden texts, and authentic Tantric tradition-the first explication in English of Tachikawa Ryu teachings, in the form of a s ymbolic narrative about the young Shingon monk Dai-en and the Zen practitio ner Lady Hotoke. What emerges is a fascinating portrait of a little-known aspect of esoteric Buddhism and startling insights into the sexual nature of the rituals of c onventional worship as well as the training of Tachikawa Ryu priests and pr iestesses. This groundbreaking work includes black-and-white photographs of rare artwo rk and statuary that express the Tachikawa ideal. Editorial Reviews About the Author John Stevens has written many books on Japan's martial, sacred, and erotic ways-including the seminal study Lust for Enlightenment: Buddhism and Sex-and is a respected authority on Esoteric Japanese culture. He lived in Japan for thirty-five years, where he was a Professor of Buddhist Studies and an Aikido Instructor at Tohoku Fukushi University.

Title: TANTRA OF THE TACHIKAWA RYU: SECRET SEX TEACHINGS OF THE BUDDHA

Author Name: Stevens, John

Categories: Religion & Spirituality,

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press: 2010

ISBN Number: 1933330880

ISBN Number 13: 9781933330884

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: RWARE0000044745