Asian Wisdom in Contemporary Contexts

School of Consciousness and Transformation PARA 7258 3.00

With the economic, geopolitical, and cultural rise of China and India as global powers at the dawn of the century, it is imperative to understand how the great philosophies and traditions of these two ancient civilizations are influencing global culture. An exploration into the wisdom traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism provides an opportunity to study their extension and contemporary application, as they significantly affect the emerging global narrative. Specifically, the course examines how these three great Asian traditions are shaping the emerging planetary notions of health and medicine, business and economics, ecology, geopolitics, and gender equality. Using a multidisciplinary approach that combines religious and philosophical inquiry with contemporary topics, this relevant and timely course is ideal for those eager to apply their study of Asian wisdom traditions within a 21st-century context.

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