Questions of Indian and Far Eastern Philosophy and Spirituality

lglor2942  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Questions of Indian and Far Eastern Philosophy and Spirituality
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h
Q2

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2020-2021
Teacher(s)
Language
French
Prerequisites
Elementary knowledge in Buddhism, Hinduism and/or the foundations of the Ancient Indian history and thought.
Main themes
Devoted mainly to the Hindu and Buddhist philosophies and spiritualities, the course deals with the questions of the Vedic foundations, the ideological context, the Brahmanic or Buddhist classical structurations, the devotional expressions and the heterodox or sectarian developments. The lectures are based on the analysis of textual or archaeological indigenous sources related to the various questions.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The aim of the course is to provide the student with a critical approach to deal with questions related to the philosophies and spiritualities of India and the Far East, on the basis of primary sources, both textual and archaeological.
 
Content
Those seminaries are consecrated to Philosophical and Spiritual Questions about Buddhism,  Hindouism, and others Asiatic Religious, to reflect on. translations problems,  to comparative studies with similar systems in West, all of those on the basis of texts.
This year (2020-2021), the topic is the cycle of Bar do thos grol, the famous  Tibetan Book of the Deads. It is prolongation of the last year seminary on the subject of bardos (intermediate states), given in Chaire Satsuma.
It is n ot necessary to have follow the last year seminary for having access to this one...
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Studies according to original tibetan/sanskrit or chinese texts, reflexion about translation and terms, lec ture of personnal works by the teacher in charge, debate about questions studied.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Fifteen pages writing work about the seminary or about a question decided with the teacher. 
Other information
Prerequesites: elementary knowledge in Buddhism, Hinduism and/or the foundations of the Ancient Indian history an thought.
This year (2020-2021), the seminary is replaced on first quadrimestre (from beginning of november to end of december 2020, each weak, the thursday, from 6.30pm to 9pm).
Because of evolutionary sanitary situation, the number of students could be limited to 15/20, according to the auditorium DESC85.
If the crisis come to be more serious, it could be Zoom courses organized in place to the presential course. 
Bibliography
  • Textes proposés et fournis aux participants en fonction. du contenu du séminaire.
Variable selon le sujet du séminaire. Bibliographie fournie lors du séminaire. 
This year : Padmasambhava, Le Livre des morts tibétain, préface Matthieu Ricard, traduction commentée par Philippe Cornu, Paris, Buchet/Chastel 2009 ou en poche, chez Pocket (2011)
Teaching materials
  • Textes proposés et fournis aux participants en fonction. du contenu du séminaire.
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Political Sciences: General

Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies

Certificat universitaire en sciences des religions

Master [120] in Sciences of Religions

Master [60] in Political Sciences: General

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Master [60] in Philosophy

Master [120] in Philosophy