Fri, Jan 21

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Community Education Course: Buddhism in the Pre-Global Era

During the period from its beginning up to 1500 C.E., Buddhism was expanding and contracting in South, Southeast, East, and Inner Asia. The class will explore the variety of traditions as they developed over the centuries before the arrival of colonial forces.

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Community Education Course: Buddhism in the Pre-Global Era

Time & Location

Jan 21, 6:30 PM – May 15, 8:30 PM

Online & Zoom

About the Event

CE-RS641 – Topics in Buddhist Studies: Buddhism in the Pre-Global Era

https://hipaa.jotform.com/220085180787156Dr. Lewis Lancaster – Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies

The global spread of Buddhism dates from the beginning of the 16th century to the present.  During the period from its beginning up to 1500 C.E., Buddhism was expanding and contracting in South, Southeast, East, and Inner Asia.  This area of the appearance can be called the “Great Circle” of Buddhism.  The class will explore the variety of formations and practices of the tradition as they developed over the centuries before the arrival of colonial forces.  In particular, the role of the maritime route between India and China will be discussed as well as the trade routes overland through Inner Asia.

  • Session type: Remote & Online Fridays 6:30-8:30pm (First class meeting: 1/21/2022)
  • Certificate of participation provided.

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