SOWK 231 Tibetan Refugees in India: Life, Death and Lasting Happiness (Optional 4week field study in India)

This course will introduce the student to Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan culture, the historical and current political situation in Tibet, and the social service needs of the Tibetan refugee population living in exile in India. An optional component of the course is a four week journey to India to engage fully with the Tibetan Refugee population. The course will incorporate films, guest speakers, readings, class discussion, student presentations and basic Tibetan meditation practices to provide a comprehensive overview of this rich and varied system and people.