BSTD 206: Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

This course provides an introduction to the history, doctrines, practices, and institutions of Buddhism as practiced in Tibet and related Himalayan regions. Students gain familiarity with basic features of the Tibetan tradition and with some of the main theoretical issues that have been raised in relation to that topic. Topics may also include Tibetan Buddhist art, literature, practices and customs, and are approached through various theoretical perspectives such as history, anthropology, ritual studies, literature and religious studies.

Prerequisites

BSTD 101: Buddhist Traditions: History and Culture I or permission of the instructor.