HR-2850 Buddhism and the West

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

MA-5020 Exchange Study Program

MA-5020 Exchange Study Program: 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

PSHR-3013 Buddhist Chaplaincy

PSHR-3013 Buddhist Chaplaincy: 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

HRPH-4567 Works of Shinran II

HRPH-4567 Works of Shinran II: An examination of the major work of Shinran (1173-1262), the True Teaching, Practice and Realization of the Pure Land Way. A study of the first three chapters of the work in English translation, with frequent

HRHS-3250 Seven Masters of Jodo Shinshu

This course is co-instructed by Harry Bridge and Kiyonobu Kuwahara HRHS-3250 Seven Masters of Jodo Shinshu: The Shin Buddhist tradition traces its origins to the works of Nagarjuna, Vasubandhu, T’an-luan, Tao-ch’o, Shan-tao, Genshin and Honen. This course examines their contributions

HR-3040 Zen Buddhism

HR-3040 Zen Buddhism: Intro to Zen Meditation: This is an introductory course aimed at developing a sound basic understanding of Zen Buddhist meditation practices and the central teachings they express. We will study teachings on the Soto Zen practice of

HRCE-3014 Issues in Shin Buddhist Ministry

HRCE-3014 Issues in Shin Buddhist Ministry: Explore the difficulties and direction in Buddhist Ministry within the Western context. Also, through a person-centered educational process, explore ways and means to develop one’s personal ministry for the west. To study and evaluate

HR-4548 Topics in Shin Buddhist Thought

HR-4548 TOPICS IN SHIN BUDDHIST THOUGHT: A Shin Buddhist Theology of Disability: Examination of a topic of instructor’s choice drawing from the interactions between Shin thought and contemporary thought and society. May be repeated for credit when topic is different.

HRHS-1518 Buddhist Traditions of East Asia

HRHS-1518 Buddhist Traditions of East Asia: Introduces the Buddhist traditions transmitted to East Asia and the development of new traditions. Second half of the required year long introductory survey of the entire Buddhist tradition. Lecture/seminar. Requirements:1 research paper; 1 reflection

HRPH-8488 Topics in Zen Buddhist Thought

HRPH-8488 Topics in Zen Buddhist Thought: Dongshan and the Practice of Suchness: We will explore teachings about Suchness from the Tang dynasty master Dongshan Liangjie (807 – 869), the legendary founder of the Caodong lineage of Chan Buddhism, transmitted to

HRCE-3002 Buddhist Ethics

HRCE-3002 Buddhist Ethics: Ethical knowledge and ethical conduct of the members of a society is an essential part of a harmonious and healthy society.  One third of the systematic blue print of Buddhist practice is dedicated to the discussion of

HR-1596 Intro to Theravada Traditions

HR-1596 Intro to Theravada Traditions: This course will survey the traditions of Buddhism commonly referred to as Theravada, with reference to their doctrine, development, and concrete localizations throughout South and Southeast Asia, as well as the contemporary West. We will

HRRS-4551 Topics in Theravada Buddhist Thought

Course is co-instructed by Gil Fronsdal and Diana Clark. TOPICS IN THERAVADA BUDDHIST THOUGHT: Loving Kindness and Ethics: This class will provide an introduction to the Buddha’s approach to ethics and the role of love in his ethical system and