2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RTS384: Engaging the Buddhist Experience

3 Credit(s)
Fulfills Core Requirement in Religious and Theological Studies.
Why do we suffer? How can we escape suffering? Siddhartha Gautama pursued these questions thousands of years ago, and after a long quest he “woke up,” becoming the “Buddha,” the enlightened one. This course will explore the roots of Buddhism, its four noble truths and eightfold path, its key ideas concerning impermanence and the self, the role of meditation, and its ethical commitment to compassion. The spread of Buddhism and Buddhist schools of thought, including contemporary forms represented by such figures as the Dalai Lama, will also be examined.
Prerequisite(s):  RTS 225 
Theme: Building Global Awareness