Five College Consortium

Reading Buddhist Texts

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Asian Languages & Civilization

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Amherst College

This seminar focuses on the reading in translation of primary Buddhist texts from the Pali Tipitaka which highlight the early Buddhist model of mind and the role of meditation in mental development, ethical conduct and psychological transformation.  Beginning with a look at how psychological perspectives emerged from the intellectual milieu of ancient India, and proceeding through a systematic study of the major elements of Buddhist psychology, the program culminates with an examination of some contemporary perspectives on the influence of meditation and Buddhist mind science on the modern fields of healing, psychotherapy and cognitive science. Spring semester. Visiting Professor Olendzki.

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Reading Buddhist Texts
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Andrew Olendzki

T 02:30PM-05:00PM

MERR 403