Announcement: Introduction To Buddhism—RELS 2360-Spring Semester–2017-University of Houston


University of Houston offers a Buddhist course, RELS 2360 Introduction to Buddhism. If you study at University of Houston, you can register this class in the Spring of 2017 by following the link:


You may have seen Dalai Lama’s smiling face on internet, television, and newspapers. You may wonder why million Americans turn to Buddhist mindfulness practice to find solutions for dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression. Discover how Dalai Lama and million Buddhists and non-Buddhists around the world utilize the Buddhist distinctive philosophy and practice to achieve peacefulness and happiness in life.

This course will provide an overall comprehension of the Buddhist teachings and practices. It will deal with important issues situated within the broader Indian historical contexts. The course begins with the life of the Buddha, the Buddhist early teachings, and the establishment of the Buddhist monastic order. The course then progresses to the cosmological and philosophical developments of the Mahayana, following by the ritual and mythological innovations of the Buddhist Tantras. The final section takes a brief look at how Buddhism spreads    from the East to the West.


If you have questions about this course, please contact:

Dr. Trung Huynh (Rev. Thich Hang Dat) at