Bodhisattva literature in Tibet + Easy Reading in Classical Tibetan

Course content

From the time of the earliest codifications of what is traditionally believed to be the direct words of the Buddha, its followers had to deal with very big corpora of text.
The breadth and profundity called for comprehensive summaries of the Buddhist doctrine.In how far already in India certain treatises were composed by the Buddha's followers with this outlook is still subject to research, but in Tibet a wealth of texts was produced with exactly that purpose of comprehensively summarising and gradually engaging into the vast and profound Buddhist doctrine.

In the course we will initially discuss the basic divisions of Buddhist literature into what is held to be the direct teachings the Buddha and the commentaries thereon and how on the basis of that, concepts of a graded path of Buddhist practice were developed. We will then read excerpts from The Essence of the Mahāyāna-doctrine (theg chen bstan pa'i snying po) as a specimen of that Tibetan literary genre.

Education

Curriculum for the BA programme in Asian Studies with specialisations in Indology, Japanese Studies, China Studies, Korean Studies, Southeast Asian Studies and Tibetology, The 2015 Curriculum and

Curriculum for the BA programme in Asian Studies with specialisations in Indology, Japanese Studies, China Studies, Korean Studies, Southeast Asian Studies and Tibetology, The 2010 Curriculum and

Curriculum for the Studies in Tibetology The 2007 Curriculum

Learning outcome

BA 2015-ordning:
Tibetologi realia 1 med sprog (fagelementkode HTIB00831E)

BA 2010-ordning:
Tibetansk sprog 3 (fagelementkode HTIB00741E)
Tibetologisk realia 2 (fagelementkode HTIB00731E)

KA 2008-ordning:
Klassisk Tibetansk (fagelementkode HTIK03011E)

 

Forelæsninger og gruppearbejde

Will be distributed during the semester

ECTS
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Criteria for exam assessment

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 370,5
  • Lectures
  • 42
  • English
  • 412,5