Courses

BSTD 501: Advanced Buddhist Readings I - Tibetan

These courses are readings undertaken by students individually with a weekly 3-hour plenary session. The texts read in this course are normally classical Mahāyāna texts from the Sanskrit and Tibetan literary traditions but may also include other genres such as, for example, historical, political, medical and polemical literature. The purpose of the courses in Advanced Buddhist Readings is to provide students with the ability to read complex philosophical material in the primary source languages for Buddhism in the Himalayan context.

BSTD 502: Advanced Buddhist Readings III - Tibetan II

These courses are readings undertaken by students individually with a weekly 3-hour plenary session. The texts read in this course are normally classical Mahāyāna texts from the Sanskrit and Tibetan literary traditions but may also include other genres such as, for example, historical, political, medical and polemical literature. The purpose of the courses in Advanced Buddhist Readings is to provide students with the ability to read complex philosophical material in the primary source languages for Buddhism in the Himalayan context.

BSTD 503: Advanced Buddhist Readings II - Sanskrit I

These courses are readings undertaken by students individually with a weekly 3-hour plenary session. The texts read in this course are normally classical Mahāyāna texts from the Sanskrit and Tibetan literary traditions but may also include other genres such as, for example, historical, political, medical and polemical literature. The purpose of the courses in Advanced Buddhist Readings is to provide students with the ability to read complex philosophical material in the primary source languages for Buddhism in the Himalayan context.

BSTD 504: Advanced Buddhist Readings IV - Sanskrit II

These courses are readings undertaken by students individually with a weekly 3-hour plenary session. The texts read in this course are normally classical Mahāyāna texts from the Sanskrit and Tibetan literary traditions but may also include other genres such as, for example, historical, political, medical and polemical literature. The purpose of the courses in Advanced Buddhist Readings is to provide students with the ability to read complex philosophical material in the primary source languages for Buddhism in the Himalayan context.

BSTD 505: Research Seminar I

The Research Seminars are courses on research method and contemporary issues in modern scholarship. Discussed in these courses are the methodological issues involved in academic research of religion in general and Buddhism in particular. The courses introduce the student to the historical development of the study of religion while making use of specific case studies to analyze scholarly methods of particular influence to the study of Buddhism.

BSTD 506: Research Seminar II

The Research Seminars are courses on research method and contemporary issues in modern scholarship. Discussed in these courses are the methodological issues involved in academic research of religion in general and Buddhism in particular. The courses introduce the student to the historical development of the study of religion while making use of specific case studies to analyze scholarly methods of particular influence to the study of Buddhism.

BSTD 603: Research Seminar III

The Research Seminars are courses on research method and contemporary issues in modern scholarship. Discussed in these courses are the methodological issues involved in academic research of religion in general and Buddhism in particular. The courses introduce the student to the historical development of the study of religion while making use of specific case studies to analyze scholarly methods of particular influence to the study of Buddhism.

BSTD 507: Buddhist Philosophical Traditions I

This is a series of specialized courses in Buddhist philosophy and scriptural interpretation. The aim of this series is to deepen the knowledge of complex Buddhist philosophical topics and their relations to the broader field of Buddhist studies. Course readings are primarily classical Indian treatises and their Indo-Tibetan commentaries in areas of classical Buddhist philosophy, such as Abhidharma, Madhyamaka, and Yogācāra thought.

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