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India: Buddhist Studies in India (Carleton Global Engagement)

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Brenda Tooley

Director, Eleanor Stellyes Center for Global Studies

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7445

bktooley@​knox.edu

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The Buddhist Studies program is located in Bodh Gaya, India, the small north Indian town where the prince-ascetic Gotama became the fully enlightened Buddha. The program weaves the diverse resources of Bodh Gaya, a unique pilgrimage center, home to more than 40 Buddhist temples, into a three-month study program. Emphasis is placed on a comparative approach to both theory and practice, so that participants may reach their own understanding of that essence common to all varieties of Buddhism, while learning to appreciate the many cultural and historical environments in which it has flourished.

The program consists of three core courses (Buddhist Philosophy, History of South Asian Buddhism, and Contemporary Buddhist Culture) and language instruction in Hindi or Tibetan, a meditation practicum and field research/independent study on selected topics. Students are expected to enroll in 4 courses to earn full credit.

Prerequisite: one course in Buddhist studies (HIST 141, HIST 142, PHIL 205).
Credit: 4.5 (equivalent of 15 or more semester hours).
Period: Fall semester.
Program advisor: Professor James Thrall.

Learn more about the Buddhist Studies in India (Carleton Global Engagement).

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