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Buddhist Lives: The Buddha, Milarepa, and the Dalai Lama



What can we learn from the lives of Siddhartha Gautama, Jetsun Milarepa, and Tenzin Gyatso, better known as the Buddha, Milarepa and the 14th Dalai Lama, respectively? By examining their deeds and beliefs, as well as canonical and non-canonical texts, the meaning of the dharma and Buddhism in general will be explored. No knowledge of Pali or Tibetan is necessary, just an interest in the religion and region.

Regions Covered

Historical Central Eurasia

When Taught

Fall 2012, Fall 2013


Department of Central Eurasian Studies