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HR 4551 : Topics in Shin Buddhist Thought: The Nembutsu as Shin Buddhist Practice 

Instructor(s): Matsumoto Units: 3.0
Time: Monday 6:15 - 9:00 pmCourse Level: Advanced
Classroom: TBD

An examination of the issue of practice in Shin Buddhist thought, culture and life. Will examine historical and doctrinal developments of the notion of practice in Pure Land thought, Shinran’s unique perspective on the nembutsu of Other Power, and contemporary approaches to Shin Buddhist practice in Asia and the West.
Lecture and seminar format. The course will feature three six hour intensive sessions that will take place at the Orange County branch campus of IBS on February 21, 22 and 23, 2013. Remaining class sessions will take place at the IBS main campus in Berkeley on Mondays, 6:15 to 9:00 pm. Skype and the GTU Moodle classroom will be employed to make the sessions available to all students.
Evaluation based on student participation in classroom discussions and final research paper.
Intended for MDiv, MBS, and MA students.
Prerequisites: HR 1614 or instructor’s permission.