Middlebury

RELI 0122

The Buddhist Tradition

The Buddhist Tradition
Buddhists “take refuge in the three jewels”: the Buddha, his teachings, and the community he founded. After a grounding in the context and content of early Buddhism, we will use texts and images to explore these three categories and what they have meant to Buddhists in different times and places. We will pay special attention to changing views of the Buddha, later developments in Buddhist thought and practice, and the spread of the Buddhist tradition throughout Asia and beyond, which has involved adaptation to a startling array of cultures and societies – as well as modernity. (Juniors and Seniors by waiver) 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL CMP PHL SOA

Sections

Spring 2019

RELI0122A-S19 Lecture (Morrison)
RELI0122X-S19 Discussion (Morrison)
RELI0122Y-S19 Discussion (Morrison)
RELI0122Z-S19 Discussion (Morrison)