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Course Listings for Spring 2013

HRPS 8320 : Buddhist Psychology I 

Instructor(s): Bermant Units: 3.0
This is an Online CourseCourse Level: Intermediate
Our online courses are co-sponsored by the Starr King School for the Ministry

The curriculum for this course has been modified somewhat for the spring term, to introduce modern theories and data that bear directly on the nature of perception, memory, motivation, personality, and the benefits of traditional practices. Among the sources assigned will be Wilson’s Strangers to Ourselves and Varela, Thompson, & Rosch’s The Embodied Mind. These will be studied in the context of traditional materials, including those compiled by Strong in The Buddhist Experience and the classic Abhidhammata Sangaha (Bodhi, ed.). The developments of Buddhist psychology found in Yogacara, Tathagatagarbha, and subsequent traditions will be considered. As an online course, we proceed with regular online discussions based on the readings. Students submit theme papers throughout the term and complete their work with a term paper on a topic agreed upon with the instructor. These writings and discussion participation comprise the course requirements. The intended audience includes any student registered in the GTU program. Auditors with faculty permission.

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