Undergraduate Courses

CRR199H On Foot: A Cultural History of Walking (2017)

RLG401H Himalayan Borderlands (2017)

TBB199Y Food for Thought (2013-14)

RLG206Y Introduction to Buddhist Traditions (2003 | 2004 | 2006 | 2008 | 2014)

RLG236H Women and Asian Religions (2003)

RLG299Y Research Opportunity: Tibetan Medical History (2004)

RLG299Y Research Opportunity: Death and Dying in Buddhism (2006)

RLG371H Buddhism in East Asia (2004)

RLG372H Tibetan Buddhism (2004)

RLG373H Himalayan Buddhism (2016)

RLG492H Readings in Tibetan Buddhist Literature (2004 | 2006)

RLG494Y Independent Studies in Buddhism and Medicine (2004)

RLG494Y Classical Tibetan I (2008-09, 2011, 2016-17, 2017-18)

Various independent study courses.

Graduate Courses

RLG404H/1200Y Method and Theory in the Study of Religion (2006 | 2007 | 2008)

RLG484H History and Historiography of Buddhism (2004 | 2014)

RLG492H/3454Y Readings in Tibetan Buddhist Literature (2004 | 2006 | 2015)

RLG3458H Rhetoric and Discipline in Buddhist Studies (2007)

RLG3456 Tantra in Tibet: The Gastrosemantics of Ritual (2009)

RLG3480 Religion and Magic in Asia (2010)

Theses Supervised

MA Students (Active)

Daigengna Duoer, Mongolian Buddhism

Doctoral Students (Active)

Annie Heckman, Tibetan Buddhism

Kunga Sherab, Buddhist philosophy

Larissa Fardelos, Bengali tantra

Nick Field, Tibetan and Chinese Dunhuang Buddhism

Andrew Erlich, Indian/Tibetan Buddhist tantra

Barbara Hazelton, Tibetan epic literature

Sean Hillman, Medical ethics in South Asia

MA Students (Completed)

Annie Heckman, Tibetan Buddhism

Kunga Sherab, Buddhist philosophy

Nick Field, Tibetan and Chinese Dunhuang Buddhism

Andrew Erlich, Indian/Tibetan Buddhist tantra

Barbara Hazelton, Tibetan epic literature

Sean Hillman, End-of-life care in Buddhism

Helen Craigie, End-of-life practices in Buddhism

Matt King, Buddhist revivalism in Mongolia

Rory Lindsay, Indo-Tibetan Buddhist philosophy

Ryan Jones, Tibetan historical thinking

Creon Corea, Buddhism in Sri Lanka,

Doctoral Students (Completed)

Jennifer Bright, Tibetan Buddhism and medicine

Matt King, Buddhist revivalism in Mongolia

Ben Wood, Cosmology and soteriology in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism

Sarah Richardson, Tibetan Buddhist art history

Usha Khosla, Buddha-nature in Indian Buddhism

Teaching Projects

Classical Tibetan Online

This year-long course is organized around a task-based language teaching (TBLT) model, with students moving through weekly modules focused on project-based tasks to be solved by the learning community as language skills develop. Students will begin by learning the Tibetan script, fundamentals of basic grammar and key vocabulary, and move on to reading and translating..

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Mapping Buddhist Sites

Mapping Buddhist Sites was run in a year-long Introduction to Buddhism course. Course development was sponsored by the U of T Arts & Science Student Experience Fund. Throughout this course, undergraduate Field Teams developed partnerships with diverse Toronto communities as they conducted research on Buddhist institutions and practices in the area. Students created a web portal..

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Practicing Oral History

Inspired by Digital Humanities models of working collaboratively on research projects uniting students and community members, Matt Price (History) and Frances Garrett (Study of Religion) taught two undergraduate courses in the fall of 2011 that engaged students in the practice of oral history using a range of new media technologies. The two courses were designed..

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Disposition: A Role-playing Game

This Introduction to Buddhism course was designed around a year-long role playing game called Disposition. Students began the year assigned a character (e.g., scholar, ritualist, farmer, trader, doctor), and as a class we imagined ourselves to be living together in a Buddhist village in the Himalayas. Periodically events would occur in the village (hailstorm, epidemic..

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University of Toronto Outdoors

I have been involved in developing a new initiative called University of Toronto Outdoors, which aims to bring together instructors, students, and community members interested in engaging forms of teaching and learning that may be described as place-based, land-based, or expeditionary studies. This project is for those who teach and learn in courses and special..

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