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Buddhist Studies

How does karma work? What is enlightenment? Who is the Dalai Lama and what does he teach? How do Zen monks meditate? If you’re curious about the philosophies, practices, and histories of Buddhism, ALC offers a wide range of courses, from introductory classes (on the entire Buddhist tradition, on Zen, on Tibetan or Theravada Buddhism) to more specialized seminars on Buddhism and Death, Buddhism in America, Buddhist Tantra, the life of the Buddha, and many more. You can read sacred texts, learn secret practices, engage with exquisite art, and explore some of life’s deepest questions. Join us as we delve into this fascinating and influential global tradition.

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