Feb 19, 2020  
2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

REL 295-02 - Special Topic: Borderland Buddhism: Religion in Tibet and the Himalayas

4 credits (Spring)
At present Tibetan Buddhism is one of the most recognized forms of Buddhism globally, with the Dalai Lama occupying a unique position in pop culture along with red-robed monks, prayer flags, and prayer beads. These popular images flattens the diversity and historical complexities of the Buddhist traditions of Tibet and its surrounding borderlands. This course will provide an overview of these traditions, exploring their trajectories of dissemination interaction while also considering local differences and agency.

Prerequisite: REL 101 REL 102 REL 103 REL 104 REL 105 , or second-year standing.
Instructor: Holmes-Tagchungdarpa