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Review of: Paul Eduardo Muller-Ortega, The Triadic Heart of Śiva: Kaula Tantricism in the Non-dual Shaivism of Kashmir, Albany: State University of New York Press, 1989. In: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 53 (1990), pp. 354–357. 

Review of: N.R. Bhatt, Matangapārameśvarāgama (Kriyāpāda, Yogapāda et Caryāpāda), avec le commentaire de Bhatta Rāmakantha: Édition critique, Publications de l’Institut Français d’Indologie 65, Pondicherry, 1982; Idem: Rauravottarāgama: Édition critique, introduction et notes, Publications de l’Institut Français d’Indologie 66, Pondicherry, 1983. In: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 48 (1985), pp. 564–568. 

Review of: Michel Hulin, Mrgendrāgama: sections de la doctrine et du yoga, avec la vrtti de Bhattanārāyana-kantha et la dīpikā d’Aghoraśivācārya. Traduction, introduction et notes, Publications de l’Institut Français d’Indologie 63, Pondicherry, 1980. In: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 46 (1983), pp. 161–162. 

Review of: Lilian Silburn, Śivasūtra et Vimarśinī de K.semarāja. (Études sur le Śivaïsme du Cachemire, École Spanda.) Traduction et introduction, Publications de l’Institut de Civilisation Indienne 47, Paris, 1980. In: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 46 (1983), pp. 160–161.

The Śaiva Literature. Journal of Indological Studies (Kyoto), Nos. 24 & 25 (2012–2013), 2014, pp. 1–113.

“The Śaiva Religion Among the Khmers, Part I.” In: Bulletin de l'Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient, 90-91 (2003-2004), pp. 349-463. 

“Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions.” In The World's Religions, edited by S. Sutherland, L. Houlden, P. Clarke and F. Hardy. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul (1988), pp. 660-704. Reprinted in The World's Religions: The Religions of Asia, edited by F. Hardy. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul (1990), pp. 128-72. “History through Textual Criticism in the study of Śaivism, the Pañcarātra and the Buddhist Yoginītantras.” In: Les Sources et le temps. Sources and Time: A Colloquium, Pondicherry, 11-13 January 1997, edited by François Grimal. Publications du département d'Indologie 91. Pondicherry: Institut Français de Pondichéry/École Française d'Extrême-Orient (2001), pp. 1-47. 

"The Śaiva Age: The Rise and Dominance of Śaivism during the Early Medieval Period." In: Genesis and Development of Tantrism,edited by Shingo Einoo. Tokyo: Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo, 2009. Institute of Oriental Culture Special Series, 23, pp. 41-350. 

Handouts from lectures

This section features handouts from Prof. Sanderson's lectures, which constitute very useful summaries of data, outlines of arguments, and citations from key primary sources.

The Jaina Appropriation and Adaptation of Śaiva Ritual: The Case of Pādliptasūri’s Nirvāṇakalikā. 15th Annual Jaina Lecture, SOAS, 19 March, 2015. 
This lecture presents further evidence that the Jaina Pratiṣṭhāpaddhati Nirvāṇakalikā was redacted from the unpublished Saiddhāntika Śaiva Siddhāntasārapaddhati of Mahārājādhirāja Bhojadeva through a process of superficial substitution, e.g. jinājñayā for śivājñayā, the substitution of its own pantheon of worship and Mantras, deletion (by, for example, dropping the doctrinally intractable parts of its initiation ritual, e.g. adhvaśuddhiḥ, and the sections that cover sādhakābhiṣekaḥ and pavitrārohaṇam), and addition, an appendix setting out the iconography of its pantheon. This handout extends the evidence given in that of my 2011 lecture in Hamburg by presenting in parallel columns sections of he texts’ coverage of the rituals of image installation (bhūparīkṣā, pādapratiṣṭhā, and dvārapratiṣṭhā) and temple-animation (hṛtpratiṣṭhā).

How Public was Śaivism? Keynote Lecture of an International Symposium Tantric Communities in Context: Sacred Secrets and Public Rituals, Vienna Feb 5 2015
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Progress since ‘Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions’ (Sanderson 1988). Keynote Address at the end of the Symposium Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions, University of Toronto, March 26–28, 2015. 
This lecture reviews the principal respects in which I have modified, revised, and extended in the light of my further research during the past 27 years the picture of Śaivism that I presented in the study of 1988 that provided the title of this Symposium. 

Pleasure and the Emotions in Tantric Śaiva Soteriology, 18 June 2013, University of Hamburg. 21-page handout.

Abhinavagupta on the Subjective Nature of Brahmanical Values: Śākta Fundamentalism Against the Absorption of Śaivism into ‘Hinduism’. 15 Jan 2013, University of Tokyo. 11-page handout. 

'Rolling up One's Sleeves in the Archives: How a Non-Hierarchical Aproach to the Contents of Sanskrit Manuscript Collections Transforms Our Understanding of Indian Religion', 28 June 2012, CSMC, Hamburg

Śaivism and Brahmanism lecture series, February to March 2012, All Souls College, Oxford. 125 pages of handouts.

The Rise of the Goddess in Early Medieval India: Keynote address, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, Conference on Śākta traditions, 10 September 2011, Oxford.

Handout of ‘The Appropriation of Śaiva Sources and Models in the Production of Jain Ritual Paddhatis from the 10th to the 15th Century’, lecture, Abteilung für Kultur und Geschichte Indiens und Tibets, Asien-Afrika-Institut, University of Hamburg, 4 July 2011

The History of Hinduism in Kashmir: Lecture at the University of Hamburg, April 2010. 13-page handout.

The Influence of Śaivism on Pāla Buddhism: Lecture at the University of Toronto at Mississauga, February 2010. Nine-page handout. 

Tantric Saivism and Caste: Lecture at the University of Vienna, June 2009. 12-page handout.

How Buddhist is the Herukābhidhānatantra?: Lecture at the University of Vienna, June 2009. Ten-page handout.

The Niśvāsatattvasamhitā and its Place in the History of Śaiva Literature: Lecture at the Second International Workshop on Early Tantra, January 2007. Eight-page handout.

Śaivism and Brāhmanism in the Early Medieval Period
Expanded version of a text delivered as the 14th Gonda Lecture on 24 November 2006. To be published by the Gonda Foundation.

Initiating the Monarch: Lecture at Jinbunken, Kyoto, September 2006. Seven-page handout.

The Proceedings of the International Conference on Esoteric Buddhist Studies, Kōyasan, September, 2006. Handout from the lecture here.

Did post-Atimargic Śaivism transform the Śaiva temple cult?:Negative evidence from 7th-century Cambodia and the earliest Pratisthatantras. Lecture at the University of Pennsylvania, February 2005. Six-page handout.

Initiating the Monarch: The Adaptation of a Śaiva Practice for the propagation of Esoteric Buddhism in India, Inner Asia, and the Far East. Lecture at the University of Tokyo, December 2004. Five-page handout.

The Yoga of Dying lecture series. October 12 – November 9, 2004, All Souls College, Oxford. 50 pages of handouts.

An Introduction to Śaivism: Lecture at the University of Kyoto, December 2004. Ten-page handout.

Was the ritual system of the Pāncarātrikas reconfigured along Śaiva lines? Evidence of the influence of middle-period Saiddhāntika Saivism on the earliest surviving Pāncarātrika Samhitās. Lecture at the Vienna Symposium, December 2003. 13-page handout.

The Earliest Surviving Śaiva Guides to Ritual: the unpublished paddhatis of Brahmaśambhu and Bhojadeva and the propagation of a standardized Saiddhāntika System. Lecture at the Round Table on South Asian Rituals, Heidelberg, November 2003.Progress since ‘Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions’ (Sanderson 1988). Keynote Address at the end of the Symposium Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions, University of Toronto, March 26–28, 2015. 
This lecture reviews the principal respects in which I have modified, revised, and extended in the light of my further research during the past 27 years the picture of Śaivism that I presented in the study of 1988 that provided the title of this Symposium. 

Pleasure and the Emotions in Tantric Śaiva Soteriology, 18 June 2013, University of Hamburg. 21-page handout.

Abhinavagupta on the Subjective Nature of Brahmanical Values: Śākta Fundamentalism Against the Absorption of Śaivism into ‘Hinduism’. 15 Jan 2013, University of Tokyo. 11-page handout. 

'Rolling up One's Sleeves in the Archives: How a Non-Hierarchical Aproach to the Contents of Sanskrit Manuscript Collections Transforms Our Understanding of Indian Religion', 28 June 2012, CSMC, Hamburg

Śaivism and Brahmanism lecture series, February to March 2012, All Souls College, Oxford. 125 pages of handouts.

The Rise of the Goddess in Early Medieval India: Keynote address, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, Conference on Śākta traditions, 10 September 2011, Oxford.

Handout of ‘The Appropriation of Śaiva Sources and Models in the Production of Jain Ritual Paddhatis from the 10th to the 15th Century’, lecture, Abteilung für Kultur und Geschichte Indiens und Tibets, Asien-Afrika-Institut, University of Hamburg, 4 July 2011

The History of Hinduism in Kashmir: Lecture at the University of Hamburg, April 2010. 13-page handout.

The Influence of Śaivism on Pāla Buddhism: Lecture at the University of Toronto at Mississauga, February 2010. Nine-page handout. 

Tantric Saivism and Caste: Lecture at the University of Vienna, June 2009. 12-page handout.

How Buddhist is the Herukābhidhānatantra?: Lecture at the University of Vienna, June 2009. Ten-page handout.

The Niśvāsatattvasamhitā and its Place in the History of Śaiva Literature: Lecture at the Second International Workshop on Early Tantra, January 2007. Eight-page handout.

Śaivism and Brāhmanism in the Early Medieval Period
Expanded version of a text delivered as the 14th Gonda Lecture on 24 November 2006. To be published by the Gonda Foundation.

Initiating the Monarch: Lecture at Jinbunken, Kyoto, September 2006. Seven-page handout.

The Proceedings of the International Conference on Esoteric Buddhist Studies, Kōyasan, September, 2006. Handout from the lecture here.

Did post-Atimargic Śaivism transform the Śaiva temple cult?:Negative evidence from 7th-century Cambodia and the earliest Pratisthatantras. Lecture at the University of Pennsylvania, February 2005. Six-page handout.

Initiating the Monarch: The Adaptation of a Śaiva Practice for the propagation of Esoteric Buddhism in India, Inner Asia, and the Far East. Lecture at the University of Tokyo, December 2004. Five-page handout.

The Yoga of Dying lecture series. October 12 – November 9, 2004, All Souls College, Oxford. 50 pages of handouts.

An Introduction to Śaivism: Lecture at the University of Kyoto, December 2004. Ten-page handout.

Was the ritual system of the Pāncarātrikas reconfigured along Śaiva lines? Evidence of the influence of middle-period Saiddhāntika Saivism on the earliest surviving Pāncarātrika Samhitās. Lecture at the Vienna Symposium, December 2003. 13-page handout.

The Earliest Surviving Śaiva Guides to Ritual: the unpublished paddhatis of Brahmaśambhu and Bhojadeva and the propagation of a standardized Saiddhāntika System. Lecture at the Round Table on South Asian Rituals, Heidelberg, November 2003.

 

 

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