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Springfield, Massachusetts


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RELI 208

Indian Buddhism and the Buddhist Tradition

This course introduces the student to the history, philosophy, and culture of Buddhism. The critique of Brahmanical and non-Brahmanical systems, the life of the Buddha, the rise of the monastic institution, and the development of philosophical and meditational theories are presented. In addition, discussion focuses on the emergence of the Buddhist tradition in Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, and China, as well as on the relationship of Buddhism to contemporary life

Units: 3.0