Mar 17 , 2014

Journey back 3,500 years to discover how the
Seven Religions of the East arose and developed over time in response to social, cultural and historical change. Instructor Sravana Borkataky-Varma will share stories of growing up in India and discuss religious traditions that originated on the South Asia peninsula including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism and Shinto.

Borkataky-Varma said, “This course is not a formal lecture, it is discussion-based. Students will examine problematic, social issues coming out of India, so no question is off limits.”

Discussion topics include:

  • Hindu’s yoga contribution, caste system, and gods and goddesses
  • Jain Doctrines
  • Sikhism’s belief in the concept of the oneness of God and Guru Nanak’s teachings
  • The Life of Buddha and the Four Noble Truths

Beginning Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m., join fellow students in the new Anderson-Clarke Center to reflect comparatively and globally on the diverse histories of these seven religions. You will receive a binder of readings and handouts and come away with a deeper understanding of these religious traditions through the power of discussion.

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