This course surveys the history of Buddhist traditions in the West. Beginning with 19th century colonial contact and Asian immigration through 21st century global exchange, we will explore the various ways that Buddhists, Buddhist communities, and Buddhist ideas have come to and developed in Western contexts.
This course fulfills the “Buddhism in the West” or “Buddhism in America” requirement for the Buddhist Chaplaincy program. GTU doctoral students are encouraged to enroll. Previous Buddhist studies courses helpful but not required
Format: discussion, lectures
Evaluation: class participation, mid-term assignment, final research paper

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HRPH 2850 : Buddhism in the West