FF:RLB395 Shambhala - Course Information
RLB395 ShambhalaFaculty of Arts
- Extent and Intensity
- 1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
- doc. PhDr. Luboš Bělka, CSc. (lecturer)
- Mgr. Jana Valtrová, Ph.D.
Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Kateřina Sedlářová
Supplier department: Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
- Mon 16:00–17:40 D22
- Prerequisites (in Czech)
- ( RLA10 Buddhism I && RLA11 Buddhism II ) || ( RLKA10 Buddhism I && RLKA11 Buddhism II ) || ( RLA21 Buddhism || RLKA21 Buddhism ) || JAP149 Buddhism: Teaching&Practice
- 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 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 12/30, only registered: 0/30, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/30
- Fields of study the course is directly associated with
- Course objectives
- Shambhala is presented in the course from two viewpoints – form the Buddhist and the Buddhologist prospective. Shambhala is Tibetan realm of legends and myths and their origin dates back to vedic religion. During the last two centuries is Shambhala also in focus of Western Euro-American interest, mainly as a fantasy and imaginary world. These interpretations takes existence of Shambhala: (1) as real geographical and historical entity (2) as unreal – imaginary and supernatural entity; the last one is from the point of view academic studies of religions.
- Learning outcomes
- Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Summarize and interpret the structure of the Buddhist Eschatology Myth of Shambhala;
- Summarize and interpret the structure of the Buddhist Soteriology Myth of Shambhala;
- Distinguish the scientific approach to Shambhala as the phenomenon in the history of Northern Buddhism;
- Summarize sources analytically.
- Tibetan Buddhist Eschatology - Individual (Bardo Thedol).
- Tibetan Buddhist Eschatology - Universal (Shambhala).
- Kalachakratantra. Tantric Text from Northern India (10th – 11th century).
- Structure of the Buddhist Eschatology Myth: Shambhala as a place of future Rudra Chakrin as a World Destroyer and World Savior.
- Structure of the Buddhist Eschatology Myth: Shambhala Middle History.
- The Last Battle in Shambhala: the End of World and following future restoration of the World.
- Decsription and Analysis of Images of Shambhala: Rudra Chakrin as a World Destroyer.
- Decsription and Analysis of Images of Shambhala: Rudra Chakrin as a World Savior.
- Decsription and Analysis of Images of Shambhala: Image Typology
- Shambhala a Shangrila: West and he Shambhala Myth
- required literature
- BĚLKA, Luboš. Buddhistická eschatologie : šambhalský mýtus. Vyd. 1. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2004. 171 s. ISBN 8021034912. info
- ROZEHNALOVÁ, Jana and Luboš BĚLKA. Tibetský buddhismus a západní imaginace. Slavnost Kálačakry ve Štýrském Hradci (Tibetan Buddhism and Western Imagination: The Kalachakra Initiation in Graz). Religio: Revue pro religionistiku, Brno: Česká společnost pro studium náboženství, 2003, vol. 11, No 1, p. 53-76. ISSN 1210-3640. info
- Teaching methods
- Lectures; reading of literature; class discussion; study of multimedia presentations.
- Assessment methods
Written test based on the required reading, lectures, and presentations (100 points, the minimum of 60 points is required to pass the test). Test represents 100% of overal evaluation in the course.
- Language of instruction
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Zápis mimo religionistiku je podmíněn souhlasem vyučujícího.
- Enrolment Statistics (recent)
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