Eric Greene

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Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
On leave: 
Spring 2017
451 College St, New Haven, CT 06511
Areas of interest : 
Buddhism in East Asia; Zen Buddhism; Ritual in East Asian Buddhism; Mysticism and Meditation in Buddhism and East Asia; Chinese Buddhist Studies; Chinese Buddhist Texts
China, Transregional, South Asia


RLST 135, EAST 335

Zen Buddhism

Survey of the history and teachings of Zen Buddhism in China and Japan. Emphasis on reading and interpretation of primary Zen texts in their historical and religious context, along with investigation of modern interpretations and appropriations of Zen in the West.

Term: Fall 2016
Day/Time: M 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM
RLST 545

Chinese Buddhist Meditation: Texts and Contexts

An introduction to key Chinese texts pertaining to the practice of Buddhist meditation, including texts from the Chan, Tiantai, and Pure Land traditions. Some Daoist medita­tion texts are also examined for comparison, and secondary readings on the topics of mysticism and religious experience are assigned. 

Term: Fall 2016
Day/Time: Th 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM