Buddhism

lreli1348  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Buddhism
5.00 credits
30.0 h
Q2

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2021-2022 !

Teacher(s)
Language
French
Main themes
The course introduces the teachings of Buddhism, its rituals, practices and institutions. Proper attention is given to the diversity of traditions within Buddhism, their distinct sources and their specific contributions. Other critical themes include the life and teachings of the Buddha; the organisation of the community; and the formation of the Mahayana (Great Vehicle) and its major schools.
Aims

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

1 consider the broad lines and distinctive features of Buddhism against the background of its history, from the origins up to and including present developments.
 
Content
1. Ancient Buddhism and Theravâda
2. Mahâyâna Buddhism 
3. Vajrayâna Buddhism 
Mainly, Philosophical topics, History of main schools and explanation of the principle of spiritual practices.  
Teaching methods
Public Course in Amphi (or classroom). Obligatory presence of students (except serious justification to see with the teacher)
Evaluation methods
Final written examination of knowlegde with five questions or exceptionaly a short dissertation (15pp) about a specific buddhist topic.
Other information
without object
Bibliography
  • Cornu Ph., Bressollette L., Manuel de bouddhisme, Louvain-la-Neuve, 2019.
Bareau, André, En suivant Bouddha, Paris, éditions du Félin, Philippe Lebaud, 2000.
Bechert H. et Gombrich, R., Le Monde du bouddhisme, Paris, Thamas & Hudson, 1998.
Carré, Patrick, Soûtra de la Liberté Inconcevable, Paris, Fayard, « Trésors du bouddhisme », 2000.
Carré, Patrick (traducteur), Soûtra de l'Entrée à Lankâ, Lankâvatâra, Paris, Fayard, « Trésors du bouddhisme », 2006.
Cornu, Philippe, Le bouddhisme, une philosophie du bonheur?, Paris, Seuil, 2015.
Cornu, Philippe, La Terre du Bouddha, texte de P. Cornu, photos de Michel Gotin, Paris, Seuil, 2004.
Cornu, Philippe, Dictionnaire encyclopédique du bouddhisme, nouvelle édition augmentée, Paris, Seuil, 2006.
Cornu, Philippe, Vasubandhu, Cinq traités sur l'esprit seulement, Paris, Fayard, 2008.
Cornu, Philippe, Padmasambhava, Le Livre des morts tibétain, Paris, Buchet-Chastel, 2009.
Harvey, Peter, Le Bouddhisme, enseignements et pratiques, Paris, Seuil, 1993.
Magnin, Paul, Bouddhisme, unité et diversité, Paris, Cerf, 2003.
Osier, Jean-Pierre (trad.), Dhammapada, Les stances de la Loi, Paris, GF Flammarion, 1997.
Rahula, Walpola, L'enseignement du Bouddha d'après les textes les plus anciens, Paris, Seuil, Points Sagesses, Sa13, 1961.
Ricard, Matthieu, L'art de la méditation, Paris, Nils, 2009.
Rommeluère, Eric, Les Bouddhas naissent dans le feu, Paris, Seuil, Points Sagesses, 2006.
Snellgrove, David, Indo-tibetan Buddhism, London&Boston, Shambhala, 1987.
Sogyal Rinpoché, Le Livre tibétain de la vie et de la mort, Paris, La Table Ronde, 1993/2003 ; et Le Livre de Poche, 2006.
Silburn, Liliane (dir.), Aux Sources du bouddhisme, ouvrage collectif, Paris, Fayard, 1997.
Suzuki, Shunryu, Esprit zen, esprit neuf, Seuil, Points Sagesses Sa8, 1978.
Trungpa, Chögyam, Le mythe de la liberté, Paris, Seuil, Points sagesses Sa18, 1979.
Teaching materials
  • Cornu Ph., Bressollette L., Manuel de bouddhisme, Louvain-la-Neuve, 2019.
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Certificat universitaire en sciences des religions

Minor in Sciences of Religions (discipline to complement the major)

Minor in Antiquity: Egypt, Eastern World, Greece, Rome

Master [120] in Sciences of Religions

Minor in Sciences of Religions (openness)