RELIGION 231 - Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Religion (RELIGION)
Department: LSA Studies in Religion
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Over the course of the past century, Tibetan Buddhism has gone from being the most maligned form of Buddhism to the most exalted. This course will survey the development of Buddhism in Tibet from its origins to the present day, focusing on its doctrines and practices; readings will include meditation manuals, pilgrimage guides, and prayers. The course will conclude with an assessment of the current state of Tibetan Buddhism and the Dalai Lama’s efforts to preserve it.

Course Requirements:

  • Attendance at lecture and participation in discussion section (20%)
  • Four two-page papers (20%)
  • Several unannounced in-class quizzes (20%)
  • Midterm examination (20%)
  • Final examination (20%)

RELIGION 231 - Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
27870
Open
99
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
28176
Open
9
 
-
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
28159
Open
4
 
-
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
28160
Open
1
 
-
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
28161
Open
11
 
-
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
006 (DIS)
P
28162
Open
4
 
-
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
28163
Closed
0
 
-
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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ISBN: 0761990275
The words of my perfect teacher, Author: Patrul Rinpoche; translated by, Publisher: AltaMira Press 2nd ed. 1998
Required
ISBN: 069112972X
Religions of Tibet in practice, Author: Donald S. Lopez, Jr., editor, Publisher: Princeton University Press Abridged e 2007
Required
ISBN: 0140193502
The life of Milarepa, Author: translated by Lobsang P. Lhalu, Publisher: Penguin Compass 1992
Required
ISBN: 0060987014
Freedom in exile : the autobiography of the Dalai Lama., Publisher: HarperPerennial 1st Harper 1991
Required
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