The Tantrāloka of Abhinavagupta

Professor Alexis Sanderson is writing a new multi-volume edition and translation of, and an analytic commentary on, this magisterial classic, a long-term project that is likely to require six years to reach completion. Volumes will be published one by one as the project proceeds. 

Lecture Series

Yoga in the Buddhist Yoginītantras

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 7:00 pm

A lecture by Professor Dr. Harunaga Isaacson. 

The Tantrāloka of Abhinavagupta



Commencing March 2016

Professor Alexis Sanderson presents his translation and commentary on Abhinavagupta's masterwork in an ongoing series of talks. 

Kaula Yoga of the Mālinīvijayottara



With Dr. Somdev Vasudeva of Kyoto University.

September 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8, 2016
5:30 - 6:45 pm


with Professor Alexis Sanderson

Dr. Akane Saito

Kyushu University, Japan.


Reading the Ratnatrayaparīkṣā of Śrīkaṇṭha and other Sanskrit sources concerning the philosophy of language.


June - July 2016

Ms. Aleksandra Wenta

(University of Oxford, UK).


Reading Abhinavagupta, Tantrāloka 4 with the commentary of Jayaratha, on the twelve Kālīs.

Editing the Vajrabhairavatantra.


July, 2016

July 2017

Ms. Charlyn Edwards  

(University of Washington).

The Śaivism of Abhinavagupta.


August 2016

Ms. Avni Chag

(School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London).

Śikṣāpatrī, thefoundational text of the Swāninārāyaṇa Sampradāya.


September 2016

Ms. Sandra Satler

(School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London).

The goddess Cāmuṇḍā. 


September 2016