ASIAN 231 - Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
Section: 001
Term: WN 2013
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. Readings will consist entirely of primary texts in translation.

During Winter 2013, there will be a special exhibition of Tibetan Buddhist Art at the University of Michigan Art Museum. Students in the class will receive special tours of the exhibition. In addition, after the conclusion of the course, a small group of students from the class will have the opportunity to travel to India to visit the Tibetan Buddhist refugee community.

Course Requirements:

  • Attendance at lecture and participation in discussion section (25%)
  • Four two-page papers (25%)
  • Midterm examination (25%)
  • Final examination (25%)

ASIAN 231 - Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
29233
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3
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
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29234
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0
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
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29235
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0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
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29236
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1
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
29237
Closed
0
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (DIS)
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29238
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1
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
33494
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
33495
Open
2
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
33496
Open
1
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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ISBN: 0300165323
Kunzang lama'i shelung = the words of my perfect teacher, Author: Patrul Rinpoche ; translated by the Padmakara Translation Group ; with forewords by the Dalai Lama and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche., Publisher: Yale University Press 1st Yale U 1998
Required
ISBN: 069112972X
Religions of Tibet in practice, Author: edited by Donald S. Lopez, Jr., Publisher: Princeton University Abridged e 2007
Required
ISBN: 0143106228
The life of Milarepa, Author: Tsangnyon Heruka ; translated by Andrew Quintman ; introduction by Donald S. Lopez Jr., Publisher: Penguin Books 2010
Required
ISBN: 0060987014
Freedom in exile : the autobiography of the Dalai Lama., Author: [Bstan-dzin-rgya-mtsho]., Publisher: HarperPerennial 1st Harper 1991
Required
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