This course surveys the history of Buddhist traditions in the West. Beginning with 19th century colonial contact and Asian immigration through 21st century global exchanges, we will explore the various ways that Buddhists, Buddhist communities, and Buddhist ideas have come to and developed in Western contexts.

Previous Buddhist studies courses helpful but not required.

Format: seminar with lecture and discussion.

Evaluation: class participation; book review, final research paper.

HR-8344 Traditions of Buddhism in West