Dr. Ronald M. Davidson
Professor of Religious Studies
o: Donnarumma Hall Rm 344
- "Himalayan Buddhist Valleys as Tantric Ecologies,” in Alex McKay and Anna Balikci-Denjongpa, eds., Buddhist Himalaya: Studies in Religion, History and Culture, vol. 1, pp. 135-150. Gangtok, Sikkim: Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, 2011.
- "Observations on an Uṣṇīṣa Abhiṣeka Rite in Atikūṭa's Dhāraṇīsaṃgraha," in István Keul, ed. Transformation and Transfer of Tantra/Tantrism in Asia and Beyond, pp. 77-98. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2011.
- "Canon and Identity in Indian Esoteric Buddhism as the Confluence of Cultures." In Volkhard Krecht and Marion Steinicke, eds. Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe, pp. 321-341. Leiden: Brill, 2011.
- "Abhiṣeka" and "Sources and Inspirations," in Charles Orzech, ed. Esoteric Buddhism and the Tantras in East Asia: A Handbook for Scholars, pp. 19-27, 71-75. Leiden: Brill, 2011.
- "The Place of Abhiṣeka Visualization in the Yogalehrbuch and Related Texts," in Eli Franco and Monika Zin, eds. From Turfan to Ajanta: A Festschrift for Dieter Schlingloff on the Occasion of his Eightieth Birthday, vol. 1, pp. 185-198. Lumbini, 2010.
- "Studies in Dhāraṇī literature I: Revisiting the Meaning of the Term Dhāraṇī." Journal of Indian Philosophy 37/2 (2009): 97-147.
- "Imperial Agency in the Gsar-ma Treasure Texts during the Tibetan Renaissance: the Rgyal po bla gter and Related Literature," in Davidson and Wedemeyer, pp. 125-148.
- Davidson, Ronald M.; Wedemeyer, Christian, ed. Tibetan Buddhist Literature and Praxis: Studies in its Formative Period, 900-1400 Proceedings of the Xth Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Oxford, 2003. Leiden: Brill, 2006.
- "The Problem of Secrecy in Indian Tantric Buddhism," in Bernhard Scheid and Mark Teeuwan, eds. The Culture of Secrecy in Japanese Religion, 60-77. New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2006.
- Tibetan Renaissance: Tantric Buddhism in the Rebirth of Tibetan Culture. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005.
- “The Kingly Cosmogonic Narrative and Tibetan Histories: Indian Origins, Tibetan Space, and the bKa’ ’chems ka khol ma Synthesis,” in Roberto Vitali, ed. Cosmogony and the Origins: Lungta (Amnye Machen Institute) 16 (2003[published 2004]): 64-83.
- "Sthiramati's Pañcaskandhaprakaraṇavaibhāṣya." In Karl Potter, ed. Abhidharma Buddhist Philosophy, pp. 514-523. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 2003.
- “Reframing Sahaja: Genre, Representation, Ritual and Lineage.” Journal of Indian Philosophy 30 (2002): 45-83.
- Indian Esoteric Buddhism: A Social History of the Tantric Movement. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002.
- "Gsar ma Apocrypha: The Creation of Orthodoxy, Gray Texts, and the New Revelation," in Helmut Eimer and David Germano, eds. The Many Canons of Tibetan Buddhism, pp. 203-224. Leiden: Brill, 2002.
- "Hidden Realms and Pure Abodes: Central Asian Buddhism as Frontier Religion in the Literature of India, Nepal and Tibet." Pacific World: Journal of the Institue of Buddhist Studies 3rd ser. no. 4 (2002): 153-181.
- “Masquerading as Pramāṇa: Esoteric Buddhism and Epistemological Nomenclature,” in Katsura Shoryu, ed. Dharmakīrti’s Thought and Its Impact on Indian and Tibetan Philosophy—Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Dharmakīrti and Pramāṇa, pp. 25-35. Vienna: Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1999.
- "The Litany of names of Mañjuśrī" and "The Bodhisattva Vajrapāṇi's Subjugation of Śiva," in Donald Lopez, ed. Religions of India: In Practice, pp. 104-125, 547-555. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995.
- "Atiśa's A Lamp fo the Path to Awakening," and "*Sāramati's Entering into the Great Vehicle," in Donald Lopez, ed. Buddhism: In Practice, pp. 290-301, 402-411. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995.
- Tibetan Buddhism: Reason and Revelation. Ed. Steven D. Goodman and Ronald M. Davidson. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992.
- "An Introduction to the Standards of Scriptural Authenticity in Indian Buddhism," in Robert Buswell, ed. Chinese Buddhist Aprocrypha, pp. 291-325. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1990.
- “The Litany of Names of Mañjuśrī: Text and Translation of the Mañjuśrī-nāmasaṃgīti,” in Michel Strickmann, ed., Tantric and Taoist Studies in Honour of R.A. Stein, Mèlanges chinois et bouddhiques, vol. XX, pp. 1-69. Brussels: Institut Belge des Hautes Études Chinoises, 1982.
- Wind Horse: Proceedings of the North American Tibetological Society. Ronald M. Davidson, ed. Berkeley: Asian Humanities Press, 1981.