BPM214H1: Socially Engaged Buddhism

Hours

24L

Previous Course Number

NEW214H1

Socially Engaged Buddhism is developing in response to social and political struggles, in the context of global conversations on human rights, equity and social progress. Explores roots of Engaged Buddhism in countries such as Vietnam, China & Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and India, and its transformation into a global movement. We study engaged initiatives including Buddhist environmental activism, Buddhist prison ministries, and Buddhist protest movements, along with research on the application of Buddhist teachings in the sectors of healthcare, education, business and the criminal justice system.

Exclusion
Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Society and its Institutions (3)
Mode of Delivery
In Class