This course is co-instructed by Gil Fronsdal and Diana Clark.
HR-8160 Readings Early Buddhist Texts: The Middle Length Discourses:
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. Course evaluation: Participation, mid-term and final papers. Class format: Lecture (written study guides), reading, and online discussion forums Evaluation: Mid-term paper, final paper and class participation