HDS 3536

South Asian Buddhism: Dharmas, Emptiness, and Idealism

Parimal Patil


A very close and contextual reading (in translation) of Buddhist "doctrinal" and "philosophical" texts. We will select chapters from Vasubandhu's Treasury of Metaphysics, Nagarjuna's Basis of the Middle Way, and Vasubandhu's Twenty Verses. Attempt to understand these texts on their own terms and in their South Asian contexts, while also inquiring into their significance for the study of Buddhism and religion in South Asia.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: No
Jointly offered as Religion 1706


0.50 credits
Fall 2013
Thurs 3pm-5pm
FAS Sever Hall Room 205

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Buddhist Studies
  • South Asian Religious Traditions
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Buddhist Studies
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None