RLG206H1: Buddhism



This course explores the development, spread, and diversification of Buddhist traditions throughout Asia and into North America. Basic Buddhist teachings will be explored through key themes, which might include embodiment, ethics, sexuality, race, art, sound and movement. In addition, students will investigate how Buddhist practices, such as mindfulness, have been shaped by, and even contributed to, forces like colonialism, Orientalism, capitalism, and white supremacy in the last hundred years or so in North America.

Distribution Requirements
Breadth Requirements
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)
Mode of Delivery
In Class