Japanese Buddhism, Part 2

GENINT 731.293
Osher (50+).This course focuses on doctrines, rituals, practices and personalities of Japanese Buddhism from the medieval period to the present.
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Starting at $135.00
As few as 11 weeks
0.0 Credits

About this course:

In this course, we cover the philosophies and practices of Japanese Buddhism from the medieval to modern period. The Buddhism which Japan imported directly from China takes on a more Japanese character during this period in the Esoteric, Pure Land, Nichiren, and New Buddhism traditions. Yet what is regarded in the west as the quintessential Japanese form of Buddhism—Zen—retains much of it Chinese roots, has a highly fabricated origin story, and is challenged by some scholars as not being truly Buddhist. It is an age of often contentious dichotomies: exoteric/esoteric Buddhism, self/other power, Imperial/Shogunate rule, Kyoto/Kamakura Buddhism, original/acquired awakening, New Shinto/New Buddhism, hostile sectarianism, and the near end of Japanese Buddhism until the flowering of New-New Buddhism. (Part 1 of this course is not a prerequisite; its salient points will be reviewed in our first session.)

Winter 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Monday 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Instructor: Don Parris
364478
Fee:
$135.00
53 days left. Enroll by Jan 7, 2019
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Notes

No meetings January 21; February 18.

Plus members pay only $40 for this course. Visitors not permitted. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 15, 2019
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Mon Jan 7, 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Mon Jan 14, 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Discussion
Mon Feb 4, 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Discussion
Mon Feb 11, 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Discussion
Mon Feb 18, 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Discussion
Mon Feb 25, 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Discussion
Mon Mar 4, 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Discussion
Mon Mar 11, 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Discussion
Mon Mar 18, 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114

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