women in buddhism
Unit 1: Basic Buddhism
Papers/Projects for this unit (from Chloe) due no later than Sunday, April 7 at 11:59pm.
Tuesday 3/26 - Introductions
Unit 2: What do Buddhist texts say about Buddhist women?
Papers/Projects for this unit (Papers from Maria, Rachel, and Elliot; Project from Kelsey) due no later than Sunday, April 21 at 11:59pm.
Thursday 4/11 - Writings of early Buddhists
- Chapter 1: 1, 16, 21, 39, 43, 56, 57, 61, 111, 118
- Chapter 2: 16
- Chapter 3: 5, 13
- Chapter 5: 1, 9
- Chapter 6: 9
- Chapter 7: 1
- Chapter 10: 5
- Chapter 14: 1
- Chapter 16: 7
- Chapter 1: 11, 17
- Chapter 2: 2
- Chapter 3: 2
- Chapter 4: 1
- Chapter 5: 2, 12
- Chapter 6: 2
- Chapter 12: 1
- Chapter 13: 2
- Chapter 14: 1
Tuesday, 4/16 - Switching Genders in the Lotus Sutra
Unit 3: What do Buddhist women say about Buddhism?
Papers/Projects for this unit (Papers from Lizzy, Kelsey, and Martha; Projects from Martha, Maria, Rachel, Chloe, and Sarah) due no later than Sunday, May 12 at 11:59pm.
Tuesday 4/23 - The Economy of Merit
Thursday 4/25 - Zen Meditation
Taizan Alford, a Zen Priest, will be visiting our class to lead us in meditation. There's no new reading for today, but please wear clothing that will enable you to comfortably sit on the floor, and come to class with questions in mind to ask him after our meditation!
Tuesday 4/30 - Himalayan women across centuries
Midterm Reading Period
Tuesday 5/7 - Switching gender, revisited
(Lizzy and Sarah each lead 30 min of class)
Tsomo, "Change in Consciousness: Women's Religious Identity in Himalayan Buddhist Cultures" (Note that this is a link to an ebook in a weird format. You only need to read chapter 9, which you can find by clicking on the table of contents on the left side of the page. There's also a PDF on Yammer.)
Thursday 5/9 - Tan Yangzi
Prof. Brigid Vance will visit our class for the first hour.
(Maria leads the last 60 min of class)
Unit 4: Buddhist feminism / Feminist Buddhism
Papers/Projects for this unit (Papers from Dominique and Sarah; Projects from Dominique, Lizzy, and Elliot) due no later than Sunday, May 26 at 11:59pm.
Tuesday 5/14 - A Feminist Sketch of Buddhist History
Gross, Buddhism After Patriarchy, "Orientations", and
"Toward an Accurate and Usable Past" (selections)
Thursday 5/16 - A Feminist Analysis of Key Concepts in Buddhism
(Rachel leads first 60 min of class)
Gross, Buddhism After Patriarchy, "The Dharma is Neither Male nor Female" (selections)
Tuesday 5/21 - Queer and Trans perspectives
Readings posted on Yammer
Thursday 5/23 - Modern Buddhist Women
Chef's Table: Jeong Kwan (film, approx. 60 min)
Tuesday 5/28 - Lingering questions
See our discussion board for info on what's happening this week.
Thursday 5/30 - Wrap up / Catch up
No new reading!