Buddhism, Death, and Dying: Religious and Medical Perspectives


A consideration how traditional Buddhist conceptions of dying, death, and the after life have shaped 21st-century approaches to death. After examining conceptions of death and death-bed practices, in Buddhism and the medical profession, we will consider the role played by American Buddhists in reshaping contemporary attitudes towards end-of-life care.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • CZ
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring