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Asian Religions

The Spirituality and Practices of Asian Religions – June 13-18, 2016

Join us for a special opportunity to study with five different experts on Asian religions. A limited number of scholarships are available for this particular course, so please fill out the form below or check with our admissions office at Shinnyo-En Hawaii lanterns and crowds 2015860-509-9549 or admissions@hartsem.edu.

This course introduces students to religious life and spirituality throughout Asia, with a focus on daily practices. The class meets from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with a field trip on Saturday.

Each instructor is a specialist in one tradition of Indian, Chinese or Japanese religions and will introduce the class to not only scholarly readings but also to material objects, images, videos. Instructors will lead students in examples of performance or practice to deepen understanding. Tuition for this course covers a visit to the Shinnyo-En Temple in White Plains, NY.

Instructors include:

  • Dr. Alison Melnick of Bates College
  • Dr. Jean DeBernardi of University of Alberta
  • Dr. Clark Chilson of the University of Pittsburgh
  • Dr. Kenta Kasai, a research fellow at the Center for Information on Religion
  • Dr. Michiaki Okuyama of Nanzan University in Japan

If you are not enrolled in a degree program but wish to register for this course, use the Online Registration for Special Students and Auditors.

Asian Religions 2016

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