Osher (50+). In this course we explore the concepts, customs, and history of Hinduism.
About this course:Over one billion people around the world practice a form of Hinduism. In this course, we focus on the concepts and terms of Hinduism—such as yoga, sacrifice, reincarnation, and karma—from the earliest civilization on the Indian subcontinent through modern times and the diaspora. The emphasis of our discussion centers on understanding the authentic developments in the history of Hinduism and India. We listen to readings from important texts and discuss ancient and contemporary customs and rituals. While no reading is required, suggestions of primary and secondary materials, widely available novels, and films will be provided.
Summer 2020 Schedule
These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.
You must be a current member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA to enroll in this course. To become a member, proceed with enrolling in an OLLI course and you will be prompted to purchase a membership during checkout. For more information about OLLI, visit the Osher website.