2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 25, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

RS 315 - Buddhism


Siddhartha Gautama, better known as the Buddha, has been one of the most influential thinkers and wisdom figures in history of the world. He is the founder of Buddhism and the inspiration of its many derivative schools. This course will study the life and teachings of the Buddha, and in particular his teachings on enlightenment, compassion and mindfulness. Its experiential component will include visits to a Buddhist temple and the Rubin Museum as well a variety of practices of meditation and mindfulness. Different schools of Buddhism will be investigated with a special emphasis on the Tibetan and Zen traditions. 

1 semester 3 credits.