Meditation In Theravada Tradition: Mindfulness and Meditation in the Theravada Tradition Meditation practice has a large role in the path of liberation taught in Theravada Buddhism. The core meditation practices of this tradition, mindfulness, concentration and loving-kindness have their
Topics in Buddhist Thought: Women, Family, Dharma This course challenges several generalized notions about Buddhism (e.g., that it is largely male, monastic, and requires the practice of individual meditation) by examining the roles women have played in the development and spread
History of The Shin Buddhist Tradition: Premodern A survey of themes and problems in the history of Jōdoshinshū Buddhism, from Hōnen into the nineteenth century, including doctrine but also other associated issues (institutionalization, women’s roles, evolution of teachings, interaction with political
The practice of Buddhist chaplaincy demands the development of compassion and non-judgemental mind, and at the same time offers intense opportunities to develop these qualities. Chaplains serve in variety of settings in which people are under stress of one kind
For study at the IBS affiliate, Ryukoku University, in Kyoto, Japan, or at Dharma Drum Buddhist College in New Taipei, Taiwan. Open to IBS and GTU students only. In order for exchange programs to be recorded on the permanent academic
Works Of Shinran III: Teaching, Practice And Realization, Continued Continuation of the study of Shinran’s major treatise, which was taken up in HR 4567, Works of Shinran II. Course is recommended for ministerial aspirants. Fulfills the Area Distribution Requirement for
Psychological Aspects of Buddhism II: Dialogues with Contemporary Western Psychology This course will explore the interface of traditional Buddhist and contemporary Western psychological perspectives on the nature of human experience, the self, suffering and how it is addressed, as well as the relationship
Yogācāra thought will be introduced through a reading of the Mahāyānasaṃgraha, a key Yogācāra text by Asaṅga. Prerequisites: Background in Buddhism, e.g., survey courses offered by IBS. Check with instructor if you have any doubts. Check with instructor even if
Introduces the major ideas of Shin thought in the context of contemporary religious and philosophic discussions. Evaluation based on participation in discussions, forums, and final research paper. Intended for MA/MTS and M.Div. students. Prerequisites: HR 1510, HR 1550 or instructor’s
Topics in Buddhism in the West: Buddhism in media and popular culture. This course examines representations of Buddhists and Buddhism in media and popular culture as well as Buddhist use of media both as propagational tool and as personal expression.
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
Introduces Buddhist traditions as they originated in India and developed in South and Southeast Asia. We will start by looking at the foundations of Buddhism and the formation of the early schools. Then we will turn to the arising of
This course will explore the Zen Koan in Chinese, Korean and Japanese Buddhism. A koan is typically a dialogue or saying that has been cited as exemplifying or embodying some aspect of awakening, practice or teaching. Koans became the essential
Teaches chanting and ceremonial required for ministerial service in the Jodo Shin Hongwanji-ha tradition. Offered every other semester.