Zen Buddhism

Course Type: 
REL
Code: 
5470
Level: 
Graduate
Credit Hours: 
3
Schedule Type: 
Lecture
Description: 

Survey of the history, doctrines, and practices of Zen Buddhism in China, Japan, and the West. Focus on important contributions and innovations of seminal figures in the tradition such as: Bodhidharma, Huineng, and Linji in China; and Eisai, Dogen, and Hakuin in Japan. Particular attention devoted to Zen meditative practices, understandings of enlightenment, influence on art and culture, and distinctiveness as a school of Buddhism.

Restrictions: 
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.