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SAST 267 01 (11579) /RLST125
Introduction to Buddhist Thought and Practice
Andrew Quintman
MW 11.35-12.50 WLH 207
Fall 2016 
No regular final examination
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Significant aspects of Buddhism as practiced mainly in India and South Asia, including philosophy and ethics, monastic and ascetic life, meditation and ritual practices, and the material culture of Buddhist societies. The Mahayana tradition that emerged in the first century B.C.E.; later forms of esoteric Buddhism known as tantra; the development of modern Buddhism in Asia and its manifestation in the West. Readings from Buddhist texts in translation.