REL 261 - Colloquium: Buddhism and Social Justice

Fall
2021
02
4.00

Anh Tran

TU TH 1:20 PM - 2:35 PM

Smith College
REL-261-02-202201

Seelye 107

atran@smith.edu
This course explores various Buddhist approaches to social justice, and engages a multicultural dialogue on specific social justice issues. We will discuss basic Buddhist metaphysics and ethics, looking at primary texts such as the Dhammapada and The Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life. We will then investigate the concept of justice, and dive in to Buddhist approaches to moral anger, non- violence, gender, and other applied topics. Enrollment limited to 18. (E)
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.