HDS 3830

Studying Buddhism Across Time and Place

Janet Gyatso


A critical introduction to key ideas, values, people and practices in Buddhist traditions. The course offers a chance to explore Buddhism's distinctive doctrines about human experience, to study the import of its disciplinary and meditative practices, and to appreciate some of its outstanding works of literature. It highlights the way that Buddhism shifted as it spread across Asia and adapted to new cultural contexts, a process that still continues, now across the world. This allows us to study both the historical contributions of Buddhism to the philosophies and self-cultivation traditions of Asia, and the new ways it serves as a global human heritage in the contemporary context. For FAS, register in "Culture and Belief" 25. Note: course has additional section hour to be arranged.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Culture and Belief 25


0.50 credits
Fall 2012
Tue Thu 11:30am-1pm
FAS Emerson Hall Room 210

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Buddhist Studies
  • East Asian Religious Studies
  • South Asian Religious Traditions
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Buddhist Studies
  • South Asian Religions
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) None