Units of Study

BDST6902 - Buddhism and the West

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr Andrew McGarrity


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.


1x5000wd essay (100%)


1x2-hr seminar/week

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