INT-3130 Compassion and You: An Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism

3 credits

Prerequisite: None.

Over centuries, since the inception of Buddhism, many different schools of Buddhism have developed. This course examines Mahayana Buddhism and its presentation of Buddhist philosophy and psychology. Unlike other spiritual traditions, Buddhism is a synthesis of philosophy, psychology and spirituality. Close examination of two of the greatest Buddhist literary works will be the focal point during this course to help lay the foundation for a clear understanding of Mahayana Buddhist thought. Students will explore Buddhist art, music, philosophy and meditation to enhance a full understanding of Buddhist practice and theory. Meets Part III of the GECC.