Prof. (Emerita) Yael Bentor

Departments of Asian Studies and Comparative Religion

Yael Bentor is a scholar of Indian and Tibetan Studies, specializing in tantric Buddhism.  Her current research interests are the dynamics of the evolution of tantric traditions in Tibet during the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, focusing on the creation stage of the Guhyasamāja Tantra.  She is the author (with Penpa Dorjee) of The Essence of the Ocean of Attainments: Explanation of the Creation Stage of the Guhyasamāja, King of All Tantras (AIBS, 2013) and A Classical Tibetan Reader: Selections from Renowned Works with Custom Glossaries(Wisdom, 2013).