PUBLICATIONS

Germano, David F. and Kevin Trainor (co-editors). Buddhist Relic Traditions (provisional title). A manuscript currently being compiled due to be submitted to publishers in the spring of 1998. This volume of essays on Buddhist relic traditions across Asia is drawn from our four year seminar on the subject in the American Academy of Religions.

Germano, David F. "Relics of the Living Buddha in Tibet". In Buddhist Relic Traditions (editors David Germano and Kevin Trainor, 1999 projected publication).

Germano, David F. Prophetic Histories of Buddhas, Æðkiněs and Saints in Tibet. Book currently under review by publishers. This examines the themes of cosmogonies, prophecies and eschatologies in a early body of narrative mytho-historical sources of the tantric Seminal Heart (snying thig) tradition under the larger rubric of the Great Perfection (rdzogs chen) in Tibet.

Germano, David F. The Secret Transformation of Buddhist Tantra in Ancient Tibet. Book currently under review by publishers. This is a detailed history of the literature and movement of the visionary tradition of Tibetan Buddhism known as the Seminal Heart of the Great Perfection.

Germano, David F. "Ritual introductions to Buddhas and other intimate experiences". In The Religious Experience of Buddhist Art. In the "Religions of the World" series published by the Center for World Religions at Harvard, distributed by Harvard University Press (1998 accepted for publication).

Germano, David F. (1998). "Re-membering the dismembered body of Tibet: The contemporary Ter movement in the PRC". In Buddhism in Contemporary Tibet (editors Melvyn Goldstein and Matthew Kapstein); Berkely, California: University of California Press (1998).

Germano, David F. (1997). "Dying, death and other opportunities". In Religions of Tibet in Practice (editor Donald Lopez), pp. 458-493; Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

Germano, David F. (1997). "Food, clothes, dreams and karmic propensities" In Religions of Tibet in Practice (editor Donald Lopez), pp. 293-312; Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

Germano, David F. (1997) "Preliminary practices: craziness, the elements and the letter HÒô". In Religions of Tibet in Practice (editor Donald Lopez), pp. 313-334; Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

Germano, David F. (1994). "Architecture and Absence in the Secret Tantric History of rDzogs Chen". In The Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, vol. 17.2, pp. 203-335.

WORKS IN PROGRESS

Germano, David F. Mysticism and Rhetoric in the Great Perfection (rDzogs chen): a study of the relationship of the Great Perfection's philosophical and contemplative systems to broader trends of Indian and Tibetan Buddhist tantra. Projected for completion in 1998/1999.

Germano, David F. A Treasury of Words and Meanings - The Seminal Heart-Essence Tradition of the Great Perfection: an annotated translation with introduction of this fourteenth century text by kLong chen rab 'byams pa that is the classical survey of the Seminal Heart (sNying thig) tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Projected for completion in 1998/1999.

Germano, David F. Visions of Absence: Tibetan Buddhas, Bodies, Selves and Culture in the Great Perfection (rdzogs chen). This book focuses on the embodiment, subjectivity and vision within tantric contemplation with a particular focus on the "Great Perfection" (rDzogs chen) tradition of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, based particularly on the corpus of kLong chen rab 'byams pa and earlier canonical texts. I am very much in the middle of this project, and it constitutes my next major project following the completion of the above two works.

Germano, David F. Co-directed with Robert Mayer. The Nyingma Tantras Archives. This constitutes the electronic indexing, cross-referencing and analysis of all editions of the Nyingma Gyubum (rnying ma rgyud 'bum), the lengthiest of which is over 35,000 folio sides). This is one the major canonical collection of tantric scriptures associated with the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. It is currently based at the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the University of Virginia. The initial public release is slated for the fall of 1998.

Germano, David F. Tibetan On Line. (1993 to the present). A multimedia training program in colloquial Tibetan, including interactive dialogues, being developed in conjunction with Alex Chapin of the New Multimedia Center at the University of Virginia.. We have a simple beta version at present, and plan to have a usable beta version for use in classes by the fall of 1998.

Germano, David F. The Experiential Transmission: an annotated translation of a major Bon-po tantric work related to the Zhang zhung snyan brgyud. In conjunction with Professor Tenzin Wangyel of the Ligmincha Institute. First two chapters are currently completed.

Germano, David F. "Inverted Pregnancies and other Sexual Esoterica". Accepted for Tantra in Practice, edited by David White, Princeton University Press (to be submitted by 1999).

send email inquiries to: David Germano
Department of Religious Studies
Center for South Asian Studies
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903