Rel 337. (Anth 337, Asia 337) Buddhism and Society (4)

In this course we approach Buddhism as a lived tradition rather than as a textual tradition.  We examine how Buddhist practices are integrated into local traditions and how religious practices become part of the larger social, political, and value systems.  Societies examined may include Thailand, Nepal, Japan, China, and the United States.  Students will develop a comparative framework that inclues Theravada, Tibetan, and Zen Buddhism.

Requirement: 

(SS)

Instructor: 

Tennenbaum

Availability: 

Unavailable

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