HDS 3831

Tibetan Religious Literature

Janet Gyatso


An intermediate to advanced reading class in Tibetan religious literature. The topic in Spring 2014 is Tibetan historiography. We will read several outstanding works that recount the past, including histories of the world, of Buddhism, of specific traditions, and of specific monasteries and places. Each present disparate notions of the past and its status vis-a-vis the present, how knowledge should be constituted and organized, how various discursive and poetic forms can effect that presentation, what kinds of things are most important to recount, and what is thereby accomplished. Prerequisite: At least one full year of training in classical Tibetan language is required.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Tibetan 219r


0.50 credits
Spring 2014
Tue Thu 10am-11:30am
Divinity Hall Room 213

Relationship to Program Requirements

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