Apr 24, 2024  
Undergraduate Record 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Record 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

RELB 3190 - Buddhist Nirvana

This seminar will examine what Buddhists mean when they talk about Nirvana. We’ll begin with how the concept of Nirvana develops in the culture in which Sakyamuni Buddha lived and taught, explore how different forms of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Tibet, China, Japan, and in the west developed new ideas about what Nirvana is and how it can be experienced. We’ll read classic sutras on the topic, as well as books and essays by contemporary Zen Masters.

Credits: 3