A close look at practices and cultural productions of Tibetan Buddhism and other religious traditions in light of their distinctive historical contexts in Tibet. Topics include: yogic, lay, and monastic religions; visionary practices; religion, magic and the state; Buddhism in literature and art; medicine and Buddhism; death and reincarnation practices; the creation of sacred landscape; and certain distinctive literary genres including "mind training," "advice" writings, self-revelatory autobiography; and religious historiography. Throughout thecourse we will be considering a number of new publications that have recently enriched our understanding of Tibetan religious cultures and institutions. Note: course has additional section hour to be arranged.
Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1705
Course location to be announced.
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