Units of Study

BDST6902 - Buddhism and the West

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Andrew Peter McGarrity

Description

The first section of this unit focuses on the Western discovery of Buddhism in the 19th century and the development of the academic study of Buddhism and Indology. The emergence of Western Buddhism will be the focus in the second section. Particular attention will be paid to the centrality of meditation, issues related to authority and transmission of traditions, the role of laity and women, and to the application of Buddhist principles to wider ethical, social and political concerns.

Assessments

1x5000wd essay (100%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

A timetable is not available for this session.
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BDST6902 - Buddhism and the West

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Andrew Peter McGarrity

Description

The first section of this unit focuses on the Western discovery of Buddhism in the 19th century and the development of the academic study of Buddhism and Indology. The emergence of Western Buddhism will be the focus in the second section. Particular attention will be paid to the centrality of meditation, issues related to authority and transmission of traditions, the role of laity and women, and to the application of Buddhist principles to wider ethical, social and political concerns.

Assessments

1x5000wd essay (100%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

A timetable is not available for this session.
Please refer to the list of Units of Study on the left-hand menu to view the units on offer for the relevant academic year.

The information displayed above is indicative only as online information is subject to change without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney