South Asian C154: Death, Dreams, and Visions in Tibetan Buddhism

Category: Buddhism
Course #: 30824
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

TuTh 11-12:30pm

120 Wheeler

Tibetan Buddhists view the moment of death as a rare opportunity for transformation. This course examines how Tibetans have used death and dying in the path to enlightenment. Readings will address how Tibetan funerary rituals work to assist the dying toward this end, and how Buddhist practitioners prepare for this crucial moment through tantric meditation, imaginative rehearsals, and explorations of the dream state.


Jacob Dalton