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The Academic Program
     

RELB 2054 - Tibetan Buddhism Introduction

Provides a systematic introduction to Tibetan Buddhism with a strong emphasis on tantric traditions of Buddhism – philosophy, contemplation, ritual, monastic life, pilgrimage, deities & demons, ethics, society, history, and art. The course aims to understand how these various aspects of Tibetan religious life mutually shape each other to form the unique religious traditions that have pertained on the Tibetan plateau for over a thousand years.

11508 

100

Lecture (3 Units)

Open

0 / 180

Staff

TuTh 12:30PM - 1:45PM

Mcleod Hall 1020

11510 

101

Discussion (3 Units)

Open

0 / 20

Staff

Fr 1:00PM - 1:50PM

Maury Hall 110

11509 

102

Discussion (3 Units)

Open

0 / 20

Staff

Th 6:00PM - 6:50PM

Ruffner Hall 187

11511 

103

Discussion (3 Units)

Open

0 / 20

Staff

Th 6:00PM - 6:50PM

Clark Hall G004

11512 

104

Discussion (3 Units)

Open

0 / 20

Staff

Fr 1:00PM - 1:50PM

Ruffner Hall 175

12009 

105

Discussion (3 Units)

Open

0 / 20

Staff

Fr 12:00PM - 12:50PM

Gibson 342

12010 

106

Discussion (3 Units)

Open

0 / 20

Staff

Fr 2:00PM - 2:50PM

New Cabell Hall 424

14704 

107

Discussion (3 Units)

Open

0 / 20

Staff

Th 4:00PM - 4:50PM

Gibson 211

14705 

108

Discussion (3 Units)

Open

0 / 20

Staff

Th 5:00PM - 5:50PM

Dell 2 102

14706 

109

Discussion (3 Units)

Open

0 / 20

Staff

Fr 2:00PM - 2:50PM

New Cabell Hall 431

RELB 2100 – Buddhism

Theravada, Mahayana, and Tantrayana Buddhist developments in India.

11504 

100

Lecture (3 Units)

Open

0 / 120

Karen Lang

TuTh 12:30PM - 1:45PM

Wilson Hall 301

11505 

101

Discussion (3 Units)

Open

0 / 20

Staff

Th 5:00PM - 5:50PM

Maury Hall 115

11506 

102

Discussion (3 Units)

Open

0 / 20

Staff

Th 6:00PM - 6:50PM

Gibson 211

11507 

103

Discussion (3 Units)

Open

0 / 20

Staff

Fr 2:00PM - 2:50PM

New Cabell Hall 423

19634 

104

Discussion (3 Units)

Open

0 / 20

Staff

Fr 1:00PM - 1:50PM

Ruffner Hall 187

19635 

105

Discussion (3 Units)

Open

0 / 20

Staff

Fr 2:00PM - 2:50PM

New Cabell Hall 411

19636 

106

Discussion (3 Units)

Open

0 / 20

Staff

Fr 12:00PM - 12:50PM

Gibson 211

RELB 2770 – Daoism

Studies Daoist philosophy and religion within the context of Chinese society and history.

19637 

001

Lecture (3 Units)

Open

0 / 40

William Hudson

TuTh 2:00PM - 3:15PM

Gibson 211

RELB 3408 - Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy

Tibet possesses one of the great Buddhist philosophical traditions in the world. Tibetan Buddhist thinkers composed comprehensive and philosophically rigorous works on human growth according to classical Buddhism, works that surveyed ethics, meditation practice, the nature of personal identity, and enlightenment itself. In this seminar we will read and discuss famous Tibetan overviews of Buddhist philosophy.  Pre-Requisites:  One prior course in religion or philosophy recommended

16347 

001

Seminar (3 Units)

Open

0 / 20

Staff

TuTh 2:00PM - 3:15PM

Gibson 142

RELB 5470 - Literary Tibetan V

Advanced study in the philosophical and spiritual language of Tibet, past and present. Prerequisite: RELB 500, 501, 535, 536, or equivalent.

15802 

001

Seminar (3 Units)

Open

0 / 10 (0 / 20)

Kurtis Schaeffer

We 3:30PM - 6:00PM

New Cabell Hall 424

RELB 5520 - Seminar in Daoism

Topics on the history, scripture, thought, and practice of religious Daoism, with an emphasis on the formative period (2nd-10th c.).

19993 

001

Seminar (3 Units)

Open

0 / 15

William Hudson

Tu 3:30PM - 6:00PM

Gibson 241

RELB 5660 - Seminar on Indian Buddhism

Investigates the techniques and presuppositions involved in the methods used to study Buddhism, including textual, historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods.

19638 

001

Seminar (3 Units)

Open

0 / 20

Karen Lang

Mo 3:30PM - 6:00PM

New Cabell Hall 325

RELB 5800 - Literary Tibetan VII

Examines the Yogachara-Svatantrika system as presented in Jang-kya's Presentation of Tenets, oral debate, and exercises in spoken Tibetan. Prerequisite: RELB 5000, 5010, 5350, 5360, 5470, 5480 or equivalent.

15803 

001

Seminar (3 Units)

Open

0 / 10 (0 / 20)

Kurtis Schaeffer

We 3:30PM - 6:00PM

New Cabell Hall 424