Classic Buddhist Texts

College Emmanuel College
Instructor(s) Shiu, Henry C.H.
Course Code EMT2629HS
Semester Second Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

Classic Buddhist scriptures have been traditionally classified in three major Categories: Sotra texts that record the teachings of the historical Buddha, Vrnaya texts that narrate disciplinary rules for the Buddhist monastic community, and Sastra texts that function as commentarial treatises on the Buddha's teachings; This course introduces students to classic Buddhist texts in each of these three categories to lielp students become familiar with literary discourse on foundational Buddhist doctrines, ethics, and thought. In this class, students will learn the history of the formation and t!1e reception of a list of carefully selected canonical texts in each category, read English translations of the original text. When available, original editions of these texts in Sanskrit, Pali, Chinese, or Tibetan will also be provided for those who are interested in exploring further.

Schedule Tue
Start Time 18:00
End Time 20:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Research Paper
Short Paper
Previously Offered Winter 2022
Currently Offered Winter 2024