Tantric Buddhism

Publication Title: 
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
Author(s): 
Aldrich, Michael R.
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History of religions
Author(s): 
Hatley, Shaman
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International Journal of Psychophysiology
Author(s): 
Telles, Shirley
Desiraju, T.
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Religion and the Arts
Author(s): 
Morley, James
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Archives of General Psychiatry
Author(s): 
Corby, James C.
Roth, Walton T.
Zarcone, Vincent P.
Kopell, Bert S.
Publication Title: 
Archives of General Psychiatry

Autonomic and electroencephalographic (EEG) correlates of Tantric Yoga meditation were studied in three groups of subjects as they progressed from normal consciousness into meditation. Groups differed in their level of meditation proficiency. Measures of skin resistance, heart rate, respiration, autonomic orienting responses, resting EEG, EEG alpha and theta frequencies, sleep-scored EEG, averaged evoked responses, and subjective experience were employed.

Author(s): 
Corby, J. C.
Roth, W. T.
Zarcone, V. P.
Kopell, B. S.
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Bulletin of the Indian Institute of History of Medicine (Hyderabad)
Author(s): 
Venkata Reddy, M.
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Ancient Science of Life

The author has chosen 12(th) Chapter from the Sutra Sthana of this great epic containing 12,000 verses and passages which is replete with materials to revive the whole art of healing even if the whole medical literatures is lost. The passage puts in a nutshell the key role played by Vayu / Vata in the working of the tantra and yantra of the body. Though exploration of the humours is yet to be done by modern physiologists to explain the Ayurvedic Vata which is responsible to no less than 18 functions of the normal body mechanism.

Author(s): 
Trivedi, A. R.
Publication Title: 
Ancient Science of Life

Tantra and Ayurveda are interrelated, particularly during medieval period, Tantra had great impact on the theory and practice of Ayurveda. Hitherto this aspect of history is not sufficiently explored. In this paper, influence of Tantra on Sarngadhara, a representative author of the medieval period, has been vividly brought out.

Author(s): 
Sharma, P. V.
Publication Title: 
Ancient Science of Life

The art of opthalmology was well developed in ancient India and was known as Nimi Tantra. In this paper the author presents the main features of Nimi Tantra an authoritative treatises written by Nimi, a prominent opthalmologist of his time.

Author(s): 
Ramachandran, C. K.

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