Units of Study

BDST6905 - Healing in Buddhism

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr Edward Crangle


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.


1x5000wd essay (100%)


1x2-hr seminar/week

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