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While the IBS offers a set of classes each semester, there are instances in which a class may be cancelled due to low enrollment. If there are enough students to warrant, and the instructor is willing, such a class may be converted from a regular class format to a directed studies format, with fewer meetings over the course of a semester.

Course Listings for Fall 2013

HR 1615 : Readings in Early Buddhist Texts: Long Discourses of Buddha 

Instructor(s): Fronsdal Units: 3.0
Time: Monday 9:40AM – 12:30PMCourse Level: Introductory
Classroom: JSC 131

This course consists of in depth readings (in translation) of selected suttas (discourses) from the Long Discourses of the Buddha (the Dīgha Nikāya), one of the most significant collections of early Buddhist scriptures. In reading these suttas and relevant scholarly articles we wil learn about a range of important teachings, spiritual practices, ethical values, cosmologies, political theories, and myths from early Buddhism and ancient India. Evaluation will be based on seven 2-3 page reflection papers, a 5 page mid-term analytical paper, and a 15-20 page final analytical paper. The course is intended for M.A., M.Div., and M.B.S. students. Auditors with faculty permission.

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