Engaging the dead: human remains in Tibetan Tantric practice

This talk by Ayesha Fuentes, SOAS, explores the ways in which Tibetan Buddhist traditions have engaged with the death of the body, historically and today.

It uncovers the ways in which death, dying, and the treatment of corpses have been used in Buddhist teaching, ritual action, visual culture and dynamic social relationships within communities of practitioners.

This event is presented in partnership with Tantra: enlightenment to revolution at the British Museum, supported by the Bagri Foundation.

Pictured: detail from Thangka (painting on textile) depicting Saraha and other Mahasiddhas, Tibet, 18th century.


May 14 2020


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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