This class is co-taught by Diana Clark

Readings in Early Buddhist Texts: Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha

The Middle Length Discourses is one of the most important anthologies of the teachings and religious practices attributed to the Buddha. Often presented in a narrative account including the circumstances and people that prompted the Buddha’s teachings, these rich and dynamic discourses provide context for better understanding the content and nature of early Buddhist teachings. The course is organized around particular themes found in the text such as faith, karma, the path of practice, happiness, meditation, wisdom, and enlightenment.

Evaluation: class participation, midterm paper, and final paper.

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HR-1615 Readings in Early Buddhist Texts