Course Credits: 3
Asian Studies Major/Minor Course
How have Tibetans understood and practiced Buddhism at different times and places? In what ways have Tibetan religious lives been depicted?This course explores Tibetan Buddhism through literature and film, including sacred biographies, writings by historical and contemporary authors on the Buddhist path, and films that provide a visual window into Tibetan life worlds. Throughout the semester, we pay special attention to different kinds of Tibetan journeys: moving through the life cycle, treading the Buddhist path of self-cultivation, embarking on meditation in solitary retreat, traversing from death to rebirth in the bardo or intermediate state, and traveling on pilgrimage and into exile.
- Fall 2021 - In person
- Spring 2020
- Spring 2018
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