Units of Study

BDST6905 - Healing in Buddhism

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Edward Crangle

Description

This unit provides an introductory examination of Buddhist attitudes to health, healing, and healing practices, with emphasis on the evaluation of psycho/spiritual methods. With these in mind, the unit will consider briefly the metaphysics and dynamics of healing depicted in Early Buddhism and its development in the Mahayana and Vajrayana. Class material is derived from both primary and secondary textual sources, as well as recent fieldwork. Some consideration will be given to the Western secular (i.e., psychotherapeutic) appropriation of Buddhist healing practices.

Assessments

1x5000wd essay (100%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

A timetable is not available for this session.
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BDST6905 - Healing in Buddhism

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Edward Crangle

Description

This unit provides an introductory examination of Buddhist attitudes to health, healing, and healing practices, with emphasis on the evaluation of psycho/spiritual methods. With these in mind, the unit will consider briefly the metaphysics and dynamics of healing depicted in Early Buddhism and its development in the Mahayana and Vajrayana. Class material is derived from both primary and secondary textual sources, as well as recent fieldwork. Some consideration will be given to the Western secular (i.e., psychotherapeutic) appropriation of Buddhist healing practices.

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