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Academic Year 2005/2006
Buddhism: An Introduction
RELI 242 SP
This course will study the origin, doctrines and development of Buddhism in India (its birthplace) and beyond. The course will address the specific teachings and doctrines outlined by the Buddha, as well as the
development and systematization of that doctrine - namely, the lesser and greater traditions of the Theravada and Mahayana, respectively - as these took shape in South and East Asia. During the latter part of the
special attention will be given to the topics of women in Buddhism, tantric Buddhism and Zen.
Thich Nhat Hanh, BEING PEACE
Stephen Batchelor, BUDDHISM WITHOUT BELIEFS
Walpola Rahula, WHAT THE BUDDHA TAUGHT
L. Lhalungpa, THE LIFE OF MILAREPA
D. Paul, WOMEN IN BUDDHISM
S. Suzuki, ZEN MIND, BEGINNER'S
Lama Thubten Yeshe,
INTRODUCTION TO TANTRA
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Regular attendance and reading of all class materials. Participation in class discussions. Two short essays. An in-class final exam.
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- Instructor(s): Willis,Janice D.
- Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: PAC001;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 60)
- SR. major: 0 Jr. major: 0
- SR. non-major: 0 Jr. non-major: 0 SO: 20 FR: 40
- Curricular Renewal: Ethical Reasoning, Writing
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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