RLG373H1: Buddhist Ritual

Hours

24L

Daily worship, the alms round, life-crisis celebrations, healing rituals, meditation, festivals, pilgrimage, the consecration of artefacts and taking care of the ancestors are among the forms of Buddhist ritual introduced and analyzed in this course. Liturgical manuals, ethnographic descriptions and audiovisual records form the basis for a discussion of the role of ritual as text and event.

Prerequisite
See note above for general prerequisites
Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)