Back to search results

Buddhism Through Its Scriptures


Provider
edX

Price
Free

School
Harvard University

Type
University

Instructors
Charles Hallisey, Alexis Bader

Categories
History, Humanities

Duration
4 weeks

Format
Mixed

Language
English

Description
Whether you are new to the study of Buddhism or have been studying it or practicing it for years, this course will provide you with the opportunity to become acquainted with a variety of Buddhist teachings while guiding you to think about them, and yourself, in new ways. Through a combination of carefully selected readings, both scriptural and informational, as well as exposure to various forms of Buddhist practice such as art, devotional acts, and literary works, you will learn how to interpret, reflect upon, and apply the teachings of the Buddha to your own life and deepen your understanding of Buddhism. No previous knowledge of Buddhism or religious study required. This religion course is part of the World Religions Through Their Scriptures XSeries Program.