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FF:RLA21 Buddhism - Course Information

RLA21 Buddhism

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2013
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s) (plus 1 credit for an exam). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium).
Teacher(s)
doc. PhDr. Luboš Bělka, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jana Valtrová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Silvie Kotherová, Ph.D. (assistant)
PhDr. Mgr. Eva Lukášová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Zdeňka Pitrunová (assistant)
Supervisor
doc. PhDr. David Václavík, Ph.D.
Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Lucie Čelková
Supplier department: Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Mon 19:10–20:45 J22
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 90 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 2/90, only registered: 0/90, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/90
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Main objectives of the course are: - to describe key moments in the history of Buddhism from Buddha´s death until modern times;
- to define basic philosophical issues of the teachings of particular Buddhist schools;
- to practice basic terminology in Sanskrit and Pali;
- to recognize the most important sources to the study of particular Buddhist schools;
- to differentiate forms and (self)presentations of Buddhism in modern society
Syllabus
  • 0. Introductory lecture, sylabus, literature and requirements for the fulfillement of the course 1. India at the time of Buddha, Buddha's life 2. Buddha's life 3. Dhammacakkapavattanasutta 4. Pali canon and Buddhist councils 5. Early sangha and the spread of Buddhism, Buddhist art 6. Beginnings of Mahayana, development of the concept of Mahayana in Western academic discourse, arhat vs. bodhisattva, the concept of a bodhisattva, Paramita, Bodhisattvacharya 7. Development of Buddhist philosophy, Mahayana schools - Madhyamika, Yogacara, Prajnaparamita, Heart Sutra, Diamond Sutra, Nirvana=Samsara, concepts of Upaya and Prajna 8. Arrival of Buddhism to China, Buddhism and other religions in China and Central Asia 9. Vajrayana, Tantra, categories of Tantras, Kalachakratantra and its intepretations in the West 10. Buddhism in Tibet - history, schools and concepts 10. Buddhism in China - schools of Chinese Buddhism, Tribune Sutra and Cchan 11. Buddhism in Japan - schools of Japanese Buddhism, Amidism, Lotus Sutra 12. Buddhism in the West - periods of its spread, basic features of transformations.
Literature
    required literature
  • LOPEZ, Donald Jr. Příběh buddhismu. Průvodce dějinami buddhismu a jeho učením. Brno: Barrister and Principal, 2003. ISBN 80-86598-54-3. info
  • MILTNER, Vladimír. Vznik a vývoj buddhismu. Vyd. 1. Praha: Vyšehrad, 2001. 373 s. ISBN 8070214104. info
  • FIŠER, Ivo. Filosofická koncepce nejstaršího budhismu. 2. vyd. (v této podobě 1.). Praha: DharmaGaia, 1992. 59 s. ISBN 80-901225-0-7. info
    recommended literature
  • BEROUNSKÝ, Daniel. Archaická tibetská literatura (7.–10. století). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2013. 166 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-6358-7. Digitální knihovna FF MU info
  • BĚLKA, Luboš. Buddha a jeho zobrazování (Buddha and His Depicting). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2013. 132 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-6545-1. Digitální knihovna FF MU info
  • WILLIAMS, Paul and Anthony TRIBE. Buddhistické myšlení : úplné uvedení do indické tradice. Translated by Dušan Zbavitel. Vyd. 1. Praha: ExOriente, 2011. 301 s. ISBN 9788090424685. info
  • BONDY, Egon. Buddha. 3. opr. a dopl. vyd. Praha: DharmaGaia, 2006. 255 s. ISBN 8086685624. info
  • MILTNER, Vladimír. Malá encyklopedie buddhismu. 2. vyd., V Libri 1. Praha: Libri, 2002. 287 s. ISBN 8072771116. info
  • CONZE, Edward. Stručné dějiny buddhismu. Vyd. 1. Brno: Jota, 1997. 239 s. ISBN 8072170023. info
  • Lexikon východní moudrosti :buddhismus, hinduismus, taoismus, zen. Translated by Jan Filipský. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Votobia, 1996. xi, 565 s. ISBN 80-7198-168-0. info
  • ZOTZ, Volker. Buddha. Translated by Eva Bosáková. Olomouc: Votobia, 1995. 130 s., [4. ISBN 80-85885-72-7. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, training of terminology, class discussion, commented readings from sources.
Assessment methods
Colloquim
Colloquim is recommended to students of other disciplines except of Religion studies. Requirements for colloqium are:
(a) written test I. concerning the topics discussed in lectures 1-5
(b) written test II. concerning the topics discussed in lectures 6-12
60% of correct answers is needed to pass.
Exam
Exam is compulsory for all students of Religion studies. Prerequisites for the exam are two written tests and two short written commentaries to a selected text. Commnetaries have to be delivered in time, 60% of point is needed. The exam is oral and is focused on:
(a) examining students knowledge according to given list of themes;
(b) examining students interpretation abilities within these themes.
In case of failure in test, test(s) become written part of the exam and it is necessary to write them on the same date before the oral exam.
Detailed schedule for the course, list of themes subject to the examination and list of recommended literature are published in the Study materials of the course.
Language of instruction
Czech
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on completion of the course: Posluchači religionistiky povinně ukončují zkouškou.
The course is taught annually.
General note: Posluchači religionistiky povinně zapisují v 1. semestru studia.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Faculty of Arts as Centre of Excellence in Education: Complex Innovation of Study Programmes and Fields at FF MU with Regard to the Requirements of the Knowledge Economy“ – Reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0228, which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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