HDS 3563

Tibetan Religions

Janet Gyatso


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


0.50 credits
Fall 2013
Wed 10am-12pm
Rockefeller Hall Room 117

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Buddhist Studies
  • East Asian Religious Studies
  • Religion, Ethics, and Politics
  • South Asian Religious Traditions
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Buddhist Studies
  • East Asian Religions
  • South Asian Religions
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None