REL 19.21 Tibetan Buddhism
An introductory survey of Buddhism in Tibet from its inception in the 8th century until the present day. Emphasis will be given to the central doctrines, practices, and institutions characteristic of Tibetan Buddhism, its development of various popular and elite religious ideals (householder, nun, monk, scholar, solitary hermit, crazy yogi, and female dakini), its historic impact on neighboring Asian countries, and its evolving identity in the West.
Open to all classes.
Distributive and/or World Culture