RLG373H1: Buddhist Ritual

Hours: 
24L

Daily worship, the alms round, life-crisis celebrations, healing rituals, meditation, festivals, pilgrimage, the consecration of artefacts and taking care of the ancestors are among the forms of Buddhist ritual introduced and analyzed in this course. Liturgical manuals, ethnographic descriptions and audiovisual records form the basis for a discussion of the role of ritual as text and event.

Prerequisite: 

See note above for general prerequisites

Recommended Preparation: 

RLG206Y1/​RLG206H5

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)