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Buddhism Through Its Scriptures

Harvard University via edX

5 Reviews 5142 students interested
Found in Religion
  • Provider edX
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Self Paced
  • Language English
  • Certificate $49 Certificate Available
  • Effort 5-10 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long
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Overview

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.

Taught by

Charles Hallisey and Alexis Bader

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Dean J
2.0 6 months ago
Dean is taking this course right now.
This course was not well-suited to what I wanted to learn, and I found the course matierials uneven and inconsistent. These are only my personal views. Others will (and do) find great value in the course.

I was looking for more factual information about Buddhism scriptures. I find that the course is more about "guiding you to think... in new ways" rather than teaching you facts about the scriptures. There seems to me to be more focus on 'how' I should think about the information, rather than the information itself.

There's a lot of online "class discussion" where y…
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Ray R
4.0 a year ago
by Ray completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
The course was interesting. I was impressed with the information, videos, and commentary. This is a part of a series on Traditions and Scriptures. Its not the strongest of the series, but I enjoyed learning in it.
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Prashant S
5.0 a year ago
Prashant completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
by Prashant Subhashchandra Salunke completed this course.

This is an excellent course! If you are interested in learning to join this course - a team from Harvard done a really good job!

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Patrick H
5.0 3 years ago
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