ASIAN 231 - Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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%)

ASIAN 231 - Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
41103
Open
41
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
41565
Open
13
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
41567
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
41569
Closed
0
 
-
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
41573
Open
3
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
41575
Closed
0
 
-
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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ISBN: 9780761990277
The words of my perfect teacher, Author: Patrul Rinpoche; translated by the Padmakara Translation Group; with a foreword by the Dalai Lama and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche., Publisher: AltaMira Press 2nd ed. 1998
Required
ISBN: 9780691129723
Religions of Tibet in practice, Author: edited by Donald S. Lopez, Jr., Publisher: Princeton University Abridged e 2007
Required
ISBN: 9780140193503
The life of Milarepa, Author: translated by Lobsang P. Lhalungpa., Publisher: Penguin Compass 1992
Required
ISBN: 9780060987015
Freedom in exile : the autobiography of the Dalai Lama., Publisher: HarperPerennial 1st Harper 1991
Required
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