Buddhism Through Its Scriptures

By: Harvard University
Beginner, Intermediate,
Duration: 4 Weeks

Course Name: Free Course on Buddhism Through Its Scriptures

Learn about the rich and diverse beliefs and practices of Buddhists across time and place. Experience Buddhism through its scriptures, both relationally as well as academically.

Whether you are new to the study of Buddhism or have been studying it or practicing it for years, this course will provide you with the opportunity to become acquainted with a variety of Buddhist teachings while guiding you to think about them, and yourself, in new ways.

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Harvard UniversityCharles Hallisey, Alexis Bader

Course Details

Through a combination of carefully selected readings, both scriptural and informational, as well as exposure to various forms of Buddhist practice such as art, devotional acts, and literary works, you will learn how to interpret, reflect upon, and apply the teachings of the Buddha to your own life and deepen your understanding of Buddhism.

What you will learn?

  • Religious/philosophical insights conveyed in Buddhist texts
  • How scriptures are interpreted to diverse ends in different historical contexts
  • Sensitive appreciation of world religions

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Course Instructors

Charles Hallisey: Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literatures Professor, Harvard University

Alexis Bader

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