Third Turning of the Wheel: Yogacara and Buddha Nature

An examination of the most important perspectives, ideas, and practices of the Third Turning orientation of the Yogacara, which emphasizes meditation and the dynamics of emptiness. Our study includes reading from core sutras such as the Samdhinirmocana and the Uttaratantra Shastra, as well as from commentaries of Asanga, Vasubandhu, and others. Our understanding is illuminated by modern interpretations of both Asian and Western scholars. Prerequisite: REL661.
Course Number: REL710
Units: 3.0