TMS – Religions of the East: Paths To Enlightenment Course Syllabus Lecture 1 The Nature of Religion and How Asian Religions Complicate Things Lecture 2 Hinduism Before Hinduism: Vedic Religion Lecture 3 Hinduism as a Way of Wisdom Lecture 4 Hinduism as a Way of Devotion Lecture 5 Sikhism: The Way of the Disciples Lecture 6 Hinduism and Sikhism in America Lecture 7 Theravada Buddhism: Buddha, Dharma, Sangha Lecture 8 Mahayana Buddhism: Emptiness and Compassion Lecture 9 Zen Buddhism: Koans and Zaze Lecture 10 Tibetan Buddhism and the Dalai Lama Lecture 11 Buddhism in America Lecture 12 Confucianism: Becoming Human by Becoming Social Lecture 13 Daoism: Becoming Human by Becoming Natural Lecture 14 Pop Goes the Buddha: Asian Religions in Popular Culture The main aim of this course is to cultivate basic literacy in the principal religions of Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism. This course explores the origins of these religious traditions in Asia and their transplantation to the United States. The course focuses on three related issues: why religion matters, what the term â€œreligionâ€ means, and how Asian religionsâ€” especially Buddhism and Confucianismâ€”wonderfully complicate that term.
Prof. Stephen Prothero – Religions of the East Paths To Enlightenment –
Prof. Stephen Prothero – Religions of the East Paths To Enlightenment