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Buddhism for Deepening and Dialogue

Buddhism and the Bahá’í Faith both place an emphasis on personal transformation. Learn more about these two world religions.

Religion, Theology & Philosophy
6 weeks
Weekly Study
Jul 23-Sep 2
Register By
July 23, 2020
Fee: $75

Buddhism for Deepening and Dialogue will survey the life and teachings of the Buddha, the development of Buddhist concepts and practices, and the dissemination of Buddhism throughout Asia and eventually to the West. We will read excerpts from Buddhist texts and examine similarities and differences between Buddhism and the Bahá’í Faith (and other religions), including the emphasis both place on personal transformation. The course will deepen your understanding of an important world religion and will prepare you for discussing spiritual concepts and practices with Buddhist friends and neighbors.

What will you learn?
You will learn
To become familiar with key Buddhist texts, teachings, and practices
To acquire an understanding of the development of the Buddhist tradition over time and in different cultures
To improve your ability to dialogue with Buddhists about their religion, and its relationship to teachings in the Bahá'í Faith
Meet Your Faculty
Anne Perry, PhD
Professor, The Art Institute of Dallas

After two interdisciplinary MA degrees, I pursued my PhD in Aesthetic Studies, with a focus on both art and religion. I teach writing, humanities, and film and art appreciation at the Art Institute of Dallas and two community colleges, as well as serving as an instructor for the Wilmette Institute.... See Faculty Bio

Stephen Boyanton, PhD
WI Adjunct Lecturer

My love of Asia goes back to my tenth grade world history teacher, who first exposed me to the vastness of the world. Since that time, I’ve spent a fair amount of my life wandering about trying to see and understand as much of the world as I can. In... See Faculty Bio

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