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Academic Year 2005/2006
Women and Buddhism
RELI 350 SP
This seminar will seek to investigate the complex, and changing, status of women in relationship to Buddhist doctrine and practice. Using Buddhist texts that present traditional views of women as well as a variety of
materials that reveal aspects of the lives of Buddhist women in ancient and contemporary times, we shall attempt to understand the values and concerns that drive, restrain, and/or empower such women.
S. Murcott, THE FIRST BUDDHIST WOMEN
L. Wilson, CHARMING CADAVERS
T. Tulku (tr.) MOTHER OF KNOWLEDGE
Al Klein, MEETING THE GREAT BLISS QUEEN
C. Kabilsingh, THAI WOMEN IN BUDDHISM
Aung San Suu kyi, THE
VOICE OF HOPE
Ani Pachen, SORROW
M. Batchelor, WALKING ON LOTUS FLOWERS
T. Diki, DALAI LAMA, MY SON
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
1. Reading of all class materials.
2. Participation in class discussions.
3. A short essay.
4. A take-home written mid-term examination (5-8 pages).
5. A final paper treating in-depth a specific topic
covered by the course (or a topic
of particular interest germane to the course) after consultation and approval (15 pages).
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Religion 242 required. Preference to East Asian Studies, Religion and Women's Studies Majors.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
[RELI242 or EAST242] OR RELI101
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