Buddhism meets Shamanism

School of Consciousness and Transformation PARA 7200 3.00

An introduction to the varieties of Buddho-shamanic religious contexts, including those of South Asia (India, Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Thailand, Burma), the Himalayas (Nepal, Ladakh, Bhutan), and Inner Asia (Siberia, Mongolia, Tibet). This course will provide a solid introductory knowledge base in the religious traditions of actual Buddhist communities in interaction with the folk shamanic cultures of North, South, and Southeast Asia, with special attention to issues of interpretation: methodological, historical, and anthropological.

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