January 17, 2005

Thurman, Robert
[V2607] Buddhism: Indo-Tibetan

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

Disregard all the negative reviews of Professor Thurman. He is a gem and I am really grateful to have been able to study under him. His teaching style is Buddhist in itself: each of us is reponsible for our own education and intellectual and spiritual growth, and exams don't do you any good. Each student benefits from just being around someone as extraordinary as Prof. Thurman. His open-minded and often radical opinions of our contemporary society and of western history really make you re-think many aspects of your life. He is spontaneous, funny and funny. Take this class, you'll love him.

Workload:

Very easy midterm, final paper graded very leniently (if at all). You do as much reading as you desire.