RELG 218: Buddhism will be offered during the spring 2022 semester, taught by Yaroslav Komarovski.
This course introduces students to a complex variety of Buddhist traditions from several perspectives that include, but are not limited to, historical, philosophical, contemplative, ritual, and ethical dimensions of Buddhism.
The course is divided into five parts:
- We will focus on the figure of the Buddha and his foundational teachings.
- We will study the development of the Buddhist community and early forms of Buddhism.
- We will examine the development of Mahāyāna, the most widespread form of Buddhism.
- We will explore Buddhist philosophical systems and tantric Buddhism.
- We will study about ritual, historical, and other aspects of several influential Buddhist traditions.
The class will meet Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 2:30 p.m. in Louise Pound Hall 25. It is an ACE 9 course.