Syllabus
 THE FOUNDATION OF BUDDHISM
1/9 The Vedic Foundation of Indian Religion
BIBE:
1-4 Wisdom from the Dalai Lama: ‘Keep Working on It’
1/11
The Life of Gautama Buddha
BIBE: 6-30
1/13 Mindfulness Friday ~ Introduction to Meditation as a “Holistic Wellness” Practice
FP: xv-xxiv
1/16 MLK Holiday
1/18 The Teachings of the Buddha
BIBE: 31-63
1/20 Mindfulness Friday ~ What is Mindfulness?
FP: 1-20
1/23 The Foundation of Mindfulness
The Debate of King Milinda: 29-47
The Buddha’s Original Teachings on Mindfulness
 THE THERAVADA TRADITION
1/25
Early Buddhism and the “Way of the Elders”
BIBE: 65-75 Female Monks in Buddhism Ashoka Siddhartha: Introduction
1/27
Mindfulness Friday ~ Getting Started
FP: 21-35
Siddhartha: 3-11
1/30
Buddhism in Sri Lanka
BIBE: 75-94 The Darker Side of Buddhism Siddhartha: 12-22
2/1 Buddhism in Southeast Asia (Burma/Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia)
BIBE: 94-112 Siddhartha: 23-32
2/3 Mindfulness Friday ~ Breath and Awareness: Essential Components
FP: 37-54
Siddhartha: 33-37
2/6 MOVIE: Siddhartha, Part I [Meiley-Swallow/Thurst Theater: Campus Map #13]
Siddhartha: 41-84
2/8 MOVIE: Siddhartha, Part II [Meiley-Swallow/Thurst Theater: Campus Map #13]
Siddhartha: 85-126
2/10 Mindfulness Friday ~ Mindful Movement: The Body and Awareness
FP: 55-75
 THE DEVELOPMENT OF MAHAYANA BUDDHISM
2/13
Mahayana: The Great Vehicle
BIBE: 115-148
2/15
Madhyamika: Nagarjuna and the Teaching of “Emptiness”
BIBE: 149-175 Madhyamaka (Sections 1-2)
2/17 Mindfulness Friday ~ Working with Physical Pain
FP: 77-96
Siddhartha Paper
 VAJRAYANA & THE TANTRIC TRADITION IN TIBET
2/20
Vajrayana: The Tantric Tradition
BIBE: 177-188 Yidam Sadhana
2/22 Tibetan Buddhism: History, Politics and the Dalai Lama
BIBE: 188-212 Bardo Comic The Dalai Lama Explained
2/24
Mindfulness Friday ~ Feeling Bad: Dealing with Negative Emotions
FP: 97-119

2/27 Tibetan Tantra in Practice
BIBE: 213-219 Prayer Wheel Tibetan SpiritualitySand Mandala
 CHINESE BUDDHISM
3/1
Buddhism in China
BIBE: 222-232 The History of Buddhism in China The Three Teachings
3/3
Mindfulness Friday ~ Feeling Good and Finding Happiness
FP: 121-147
3/6 Tiantai: The “Heavenly Terrace” School
BIBE: 232-237 Tiantai Buddhism Tiantai Trilogy Part 1 Tiantai Triology Part 2
3/8 Huayan:  The “Flower Garland” School
BIBE: 237-243 Huayan (Intro/Basic Concepts) Fazang Zoom on Indra’s Net
3/10 Mindfulness Friday ~ Class Cancelled
Meditation/Mindfulness Journal
3/13-17
 
SPRING BREAK
 
3/20Chan: The “Meditation” School
BIBE: 243-250 Autobiography of Hui Neng (Platform Sutra) Enlightenment?
3/22
Jingtu: The “Pure Land” School
BIBE: 250-272 Nianfo is Easy and Effective How to Go to the Pure Land
3/24Mindfulness Friday ~ Pay Attention, but How?
FP: 149-168
3/26 
Sunday, March 26: Temple Visit
 
  KOREAN BUDDHISM
3/27 MOVIE: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ... and Spring
BIBE: 275-293
3/29 MOVIE: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ... and Spring (Continued)
BIBE: 293-307
3/31 Mindfulness Friday ~ Stressful Thinking
FP: 169-192
Temple Visit Paper
 JAPANESE BUDDHISM
4/3 Japanese Religion
BIBE: 309-314 Hardcore Zen:  Prologue, 1-30
4/5
Tendai: The Development of Japanese Buddhism
BIBE: 314-317 Hardcore Zen:  31-62
4/7Mindfulness Friday ~ What Gets in the Way
FP: 193-209
Hardcore Zen:  63-84
4/10Shingon: The Esoteric Tradition
BIBE: 318-321 Koyasan Hardcore Zen:  85-109
4/12From Chan to Zen: The Evolution of the Koan
BIBE: 321, 329-334 Zen Koans Koan Practice: 3-15 Hardcore Zen: 110-125
4/14
Mindfulness Friday ~ Mindfulness in Action
FP: 211-222
Hardcore Zen: 127-135
4/17
Hakuin and the Rinzai Tradition of Zen
Hakuin Hardcore Zen: 137-161
4/19Zen Docs: Bits & Pieces
Hardcore Zen: 163-202
4/21
The Pure Land Tradition in Japan
BIBE: 322-329 Japanese Pure Land (Section 3) Hardcore Zen Paper
4/24
Nichiren: A Uniquely Japanese Tradition of Buddhism
BIBE: 335-339 Gohonzon Gongyo How to Chant the Daimoku
4/26Buddhism in Contemporary Japan
BIBE: 339-360 Contemporary Buddhism in Japan
 BUDDHISM IN THE WEST
4/28The Buddha Comes West
BIBE: 363-382, 390-410
5/1
Holistic Wellness Paper
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