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Fall 2013 Early Registration: Apr. 8 - Apr. 19, 2013
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HRPH 3006 : Chinese Buddhist Philosophy: Meditation in Chinese Buddhism 

Instructor(s): Williams Units: 3.0
Time: Friday 9:40AM – 12:30PMCourse Level: Intermediate
Classroom: JSC 130

Developments, Doctrines, and Debates in Cultural Context. We will examine the meditative practices performed by Chinese Buddhists from Buddhism’s introduction into China (2nd c. CE) to the modern period. Some of these practices were introduced from abroad; some were developed in China. All were performed within Chinese cultural contexts and were viewed as efficacious (or not) within these contexts. Most of these practices were both informed by, and expressed, doctrinal perspectives and were embedded within varying ritual complexes. The diversity of these practices across regions, lineages, and practitioners also resulted in periodic, even perennial, debates among monastic and lay Buddhist practitioners. Suitable for all levels. Prerequisites: None, although some background in Buddhism desirable. Auditors with faculty permission.

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