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Buddhism in America

Lecture no. 24 from the course: Buddhism

 Buddhism in America

Taught by Professor Malcolm David Eckel | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

The American Theosophist, Colonel Olcott, traveled to Ceylon in the 1880s, converted to Buddhism, and helped formulate a modern view of the Buddhist tradition. Today, Buddhism is represented in Asian immigrant communities, and has influenced American visual arts, literature, film, and music.

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h********m
May 18, 2019
I was interested in buddhism. This course opned my eyes about this religion.

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l********m
May 11, 2019
A great introductory and academic synopsis of Buddhism. It take a more historical and academic journey into Buddhism than a philosophical or religious journey. If you are interested in learning the basic history of Buddhism then you will enjoy this course; however, if you are looking for more of a philosophical and/or a deeper understanding of Buddhism, then you may be slightly disappointed, yet still entertained. Professor Eckel did a superb job explaining the history, the basic concepts, the art and literature of Buddhism. His humor, wit and passion for the subject shows. He made learning fun and opened up the door of curiosity to explore the subject much deeper. A+

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April 18, 2019

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