In this groundbreaking course, immerse yourself in the treasury of Buddhist wisdom with Professor Jay Garfield, a rare opportunity with one of the world’s leading experts on Buddhist philosophy to gain a comprehensive understanding of all Buddhist traditions. Part 1 includes ten hours of video instruction, downloadable readings, and a discussion forum to engage with an international community of learners.
The course progresses historically from Part 1 to Part 2 and Part 3, but all courses are open for enrollment without having to take a prior course. Take advantage of our special offer to enroll in the entire Buddhist Philosophy In-Depth series, Parts 1-3, a $599 value for $399! Click here to enroll in all three courses.
About the Course
The rich philosophical fabric of Buddhist thought has evolved over two millennia, within a variety of cultures, epochs, and geographies. Professor Jay Garfield takes us on an exciting in-depth journey throughout these Buddhist worlds, their texts, and the essential thinkers that have shaped Buddhist philosophy from the time of the historical Buddha.
In this first-installment of a three-part course series on the history of Buddhist philosophy we explore the fundamentals, including the four noble truths, the life of the Buddha, the distinctive features of Theravada and Mahayana, as well as texts such as the Vimalakīrti Sutra, the Heart Sutra, Nāgārjuna’s Precious Garland, and much more.