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List of Classes Taught at UH Mānoa since 2007

  • REL 150 Introduction to the World’s Major Religions (Spring 2008)
  • REL 204 Understanding Japanese Religions (Fall 2007, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2017)
  • REL 207 Understanding Buddhism (Fall 2008, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2017)
  • REL 394 On Death and Dying (Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2014, Spring 2017)
  • REL 475 Seminar on Buddhism (Fall 2010, Fall 2016)
  • REL 490 Buddhism in Japan (Fall 2007, 2008)
  • REL 625 Applied Methods in the Study of Religion (Fall 2010, 2011, 2017)
  • REL 661C Seminar on Japanese Religions (Spring 2008, 2009) See details below.
  • REL 661D Seminar on East Asian Buddhism (Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2016, Spring 2017) See details below.
  • REL 699 Guided Reading and Research (Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2009)

Themes of the Graduate Seminars (REL 661C and 661D)

  • 2017 Revisiting Bodhidharma and His Place in the Collective Imagination.
  • 2016 Multifaceted Approaches to Loving Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity: The Four Immeasurables and Related Practices.
  • 2013 Buddhist Entanglements in Violence: From Principles to Practical Accommodations.
  • 2012 Expeditions into the Netherworld.
  • 2011 Vimalakīrti Revisited.
  • 2010 Filial Piety across Traditions.
  • 2009 The Construction of Heian Buddhism and Its Syncretic Avatars
  • 2008 Spirituality and the Beginnings of Japanese Feminism.

*REL is the code indicating classes given in the Department of Religion.