Buddhism in Tibet

This course traces the development of Buddhism in Tibet, principally during the first and second spreading of Buddhism, when most of the classical forms of Tibetan Buddhism evolved. Attention is given to the various roles of Nikaya, Mahayana, and Vajrayana Buddhism, and to the interplay of religious, social, and political factors in this process. Special attention is paid to Tibet's unique contributions to Buddhism. Offered alternative years.
Course Number: REL751
Units: 3.0