LREL

2310

The Buddha's Revolution: Exploring the Ideas and Practices of Buddhism

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Religion

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

The Buddha's Revolution

Fall 2018

Taught By: Christopher Kelley

Section: A

CRN: 7398

Credits: 4

In the sixth century BCE (what Karl Jaspers has dubbed the "axial age"), Gautama Buddha is believed to have led a countercultural revolution that successfully challenged the dominant religious authority in ancient India and forever changed the direction of Indian religious history. In this course we examine the dangerous ideas and practices that defined Buddha’s revolution and influenced nonconformists like Henry David Thoreau, B. R. Ambedkar, Thich Nhat Hanh, Allen Ginsberg, the Dalai Lama, and more.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Religion (LREL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 22

Enrollment Status: Waitlist*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:27am 8/17/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 458

Date Range: 8/28/2018 - 12/13/2018