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Nonviolence and Violence in Buddhism
RELI 486
Spring 2015 not offered
Crosslisting: CEAS 486

This seminar examines one of the most important and debated themes in Buddhism--its teachings and practices of nonviolence and of justified violence. Using both selected secondary sources and primary texts in translation, students will not only learn the basic doctrines and history of Buddhism through this engaging theme, but also reflect on the dynamics of religious nonviolence and violence in general at both philosophical and sociopolitical levels. The course explores a variety of subjects and materials, including Buddhist stories and philosophy, practices such as vegetarianism and Tibetan tantric rituals, Buddhist political leaders from Ashoka to Ambedkar, Dalai Lama, and Aung Sun Suu Kyi.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS RELI
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(RELI)

Last Updated on MAY-24-2024
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