Harvard University Online Course - Buddhism Through Its Scriptures

Publish Date: Apr 28, 2016

Buddhism Through Its Scriptures

Length: 4 weeks

Effort: 6-10 hours per week

Price: FREE
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Level: Introductory

Languages: English

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.

About this course

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

What you'll learn

  • Religious/philosophical insights conveyed in Buddhist texts
  • How scriptures are interpreted to diverse ends in different historical contexts
  • Sensitive appreciation of world religions

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