TIBETAN BUDDHISM

RELIGION 327S

Introduces students to history, practice, culture, and ethics of Tibetan Buddhism; contents include overview of Indian Buddhist practice and ethics; historical overview of Tibetan Buddhism with a focus on connections between the construction of Buddhist ideal types (lama and yogin) and political power; Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy; Buddhist transformation of ethical, social and cultural forms, including the shaman/king and gift exchange patterns, and analysis of the function of lineage within the construction of Tibetan polities and social order; readings include textbook surveys, biography and philosophical texts and poetry. Instructor: Need

Day / Time: 

Tu 04:55 PM-07:25 PM

Location: 

Gray 319

Instructor: 

Need, David

Section: 

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