This course examines ritual practice in East Asian Buddhism, including theoretical orientations of Buddhist ritual practice, dynamics of ritual transformation in East Asian contexts, ritual criticism, devotion and ritualization, as well as major forms of ritual including consecration, repentance, ordination, funerals, daily liturgies, festivals, esoteric practices and healing rituals.   

Prerequisite: Prior study of Buddhism recommended. 

Note: Identical to CW 253.