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    Vassar College
   
 
  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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ASIA 233 - The Buddha in the World

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
(Same as RELI 233 ) An introduction to Buddhist traditions, beginning with the major themes that emerged in the first centuries after the historical Buddha and tracing the development of Buddhist thought and practice throughout Asia. The course examines how Buddhist sensibilities have expressed themselves through culturally diverse societies, and how specific Buddhist ideas about human attainment have been (and continue to be) expressed through meditation, the arts, political engagement, and social relations. Various schools of Buddhist thought and practice are examined including Theravada, Mahayana, Tantra, Tibetan, East Asian, and Zen. Michael Walsh.

Two 75-minute periods.



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