torsvan (torsvan) wrote in ozbuddhists,

Buddhist studies at the University of Sydney

Dear all,

Just thought I would let you all know about Buddhist Studies at the University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is currently offering a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses related to Buddhism within the Department of Indian Subcontinental Studies and the Department of Studies in Religion. This includes the newly created Masters, Graduate Diploma, and Graduate Certificate of Buddhist Studies. Courses for 2007 include


ASNS2622 Buddhist Scriptures I (semester 1)
RLST2609 Theravada Buddhism (semester 1)
RLST2623 Meditation & Self Transformation (semester 2)


BDST6903 Tibetan Buddhism (semester 1)
ASNS6976 Buddhism & State in North-East Asia (semester 1)
RLST6934 Mysticism, Religion and Cognition (semester 1)
BDST6904 Buddhism in Gandhara & Central Asia (semester 2)
RLST6944 Buddhism in East Asian Thought and Practice (semester 2)

Courses taught in 2006, which may be repeated in 2008, were


ASNS2621 Buddhist Philosophy
RLST2609 Theravada Buddhism
RLST2610 Mahayana Buddhism


BDST6902 Buddhism and the West
BDST6901 Readings in Early Buddhist Literature
BDST6905 Healing in Buddhism
RLST6935 Buddhist Contemplative Practices

Sanskrit and Pali language courses are also available at undergraduate and postgraduate levels from the department of Indian Subcontinental Studies. For more information, see and
or contact:

The School of Languages & Cultures:
Level 5, MacCallum Brennan Building A18.
Phone: (02) 9351 2869
Fax: (02) 9351 2319

For more information, please contact Dr Mark Allon (Buddhist Studies) ( or Dr Edward Crangle (Religious studies) (
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