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FF:RLB53 Tibetan Buddhism - Course Information

RLB53 Tibetan Buddhism

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2003
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: k (colloquium). Other types of completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
doc. PhDr. Luboš Bělka, CSc. (lecturer)
Supervisor
prof. PhDr. Dušan Lužný, Dr.
Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Lucie Čelková
Prerequisites (in Czech)
( Rel10 Buddhism I || RLA10 Buddhism I || RLKA10 Buddhism I ) && ( Rel11 Buddhism II || RLA11 Buddhism II || RLKA11 Buddhism II )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course offers an outline, history and presence of Northern (Tibetan, Vajrayana) Buddhism which is sometimes called by an outdated term Lamaism. The first lectures inform about the history and presence of academic Buddhology, Tibetanistic literature in Czech and other languages, including information on the internet. Follows information about periods in the historical, cultural and religious development of respective Tibetan traditions (or orders, sometimes called schools or sects) from their establishment up to the present time. In the main part of the course students gain the historical and factual outline of the political and religious history of Tibet. Some space is devoted to the aspects of life and culture in Tibet. Attention is paid mainly to individual Buddhist orders and pre-Buddhist traditions: Bön, Nyingmapa, Kagyupa, Sakjapa and Gelugpa. The course brings also basic information on the spread of traditional Tibetan Buddhism outside the Tibetan territory (Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan, Ladakh, Mongolia, Buryatia, Kalmykia, Tuva). The conclusion of the course is the modern history of Tibet (19th and 20th centuries) as well as the phenomenon of Tibetan Buddhism in the West.
Literature
  • Žagabpa Cipön Wangčhug Dedän (Tsepon W. D. Shakabpa)(2000) Dějiny Tibetu. Praha: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny.
  • Kolmaš Josef et al. (1996) Svět tibetského buddhismu. Praha: Slovart.
  • Sönam Gjalcchän (1998) Zrcadlo králů. Tibetská kronika 14. století. Praha: Vyšehrad.
  • kol. (1999) Pravda o Tibetu, fakta a svědectví. Praha: Lungta.
  • Kolmaš Josef (1995) Buddhistická svatá písma. Šestnáct arhatů. Praha: Práh.
  • Tändzin Gjamccho (14. dalajlama) (1990) Úvod do buddhismu. Praha: Buddhistická společnost, (vyšlo i druhé vydání).
  • Slobodník Martin (1996) Tibet. Bratislava: Fidat.
Assessment methods (in Czech)
Podmínky zkoušky a kolokvia: referát odevzdaný v písemné podobě.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is taught: every week.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Zápis mimo religionistiku je podmíněn souhlasem vyučujícího.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2009, Spring 2011, Spring 2013, Autumn 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2003, recent)
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