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Pooja Ahuja

Introduction to Buddhism


Eastern Traditional Wisdom

South East Asia

This course introduces students to Buddhist traditions. Beginning with the life story of the Buddha, students learn about Buddhism in ancient India, the key texts, doctrines and practices. Following that, Buddhism’s journey out of India is charted. Buddhism’s arrival in Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia East Asia and Central Asia is explored through a variety of sources; archaeological, epigraphic, textual, ethnographic. At the conclusion of the course, students will have gained a good grounding in...  more