Teaching: Fall 2021

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Fall 2021

HR 8250: Esoteric Buddhism, meeting online on Wednesdays at 9:30 for check in and 5 min. sitting, then 9:40 to 10:30,

Standard Course Description: A survey of the history, teachings, doctrines, practices, and textual traditions of esoteric, or tantric, Buddhism. Particular focus may be given to Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, or Japanese forms of esoteric Buddhism. As appropriate attention will also be given to basic introduction to the traditions of Indian tantra that provided the religious context for the development of the Buddhist tantric tradition.

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HR 3300: Terms, Texts & Translations, meeting online on Wednesdays at 11:00 for check in and 5 min. sitting, then 11:10 to 12:00,

Standard Course Description: A study of the key terminology of Buddhist studies across the tradition, the ways in which texts are studied, and issues of translation. These issues have all been central for the understanding of Buddhism as it has moved from one society to another, and this course examines how they affect the interpretation of Buddhism in the present.

syllabus, current version, subject to revision: