Religious Studies | INTRODUCTION TO BUDDHISM
R250 | 10476 | Drewes, D


This course provides an introduction to some of the main ideas and
practices of Buddhism. We will begin by examining Buddhist thought
and practices as they developed in India. After this, we will spend
the remainder of the semester looking at Tibetan Buddhism and Zen,
two regional forms of Buddhism that have been especially influential
in the West. Although we will not cover all forms of Buddhism, our
restricted focus will enable a more in-depth examination of
individual Buddhist traditions than is normally possible in an
introductory course.