Buddhism Through Its Scriptures - Harvard University

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  • Course
  • Online
  • Duration:
    4 Weeks
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

Learn about the rich and diverse beliefs and practices of Buddhists across time and place. Experience Buddhism through its scriptures, both relationally as well as academically.With this course you earn while you learn, you gain recognized qualifications, job specific skills and knowledge and this helps you stand out in the job market.

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Requirements: None

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Starts Location
Flexible
Online

What you'll learn on the course

Humanities
Buddhism
Scriptures
Buddhists

Course programme

Whether you are new to the study of Buddhism or have been studying it or practicing it for years, this course will provide you with the opportunity to become acquainted with a variety of Buddhist teachings while guiding you to think about them, and yourself, in new ways. Through a combination of carefully selected readings, both scriptural and informational, as well as exposure to various forms of Buddhist practice such as art, devotional acts, and literary works, you will learn how to interpret, reflect upon, and apply the teachings of the Buddha to your own life and deepen your understanding of Buddhism. No previous knowledge of Buddhism or religious study required. This religion course is part of the World Religions Through Their Scriptures XSeries Program.

Additional information

Teacher:Charles Hallisey Dr. Charles Hallisey is a Professor at Harvard Divinity School and the Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literatures. He received his Ph.D. at University of Chicago and previously taught in the Department of Theology at Loyola University in Chicago, and at Harvard University, where he was John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities in the Committee on the Study of Religion and the Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies from 1996 to 2001. Teacher:Alexis Bader Alexis Bader is a doctoral student in Buddhist Studies in the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University.