RLG376H1: Touching Earth

Hours

24L

A study of Buddhist relationships with the earth, including “earth touching” contemplative practices, ritual ceremonies for land spirits or sacred sites, geomantic and cosmographic traditions, the use of landscape imagery to depict enlightenment, contrasts between wilderness and urban spaces, and contemporary ecological movements in Buddhist communities and their responses to climate disruption. The course combines experiential learning approaches and outdoor excursions with reading and written work.

Prerequisite
Completion of 4.0 credits
Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)