January 18, 2005

Thurman, Robert
[V2607] Buddhism: Indo-Tibetan

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

this class is a waste of time. i know that a lot of people found thurman to be a wonderful and engaging human being, but his is a worthless lecturer, at least at the intro level. i know nothing more about buddhism than i did when i enrolled in the class, and it is entirely unnecessary to do the readings or even to attend class, unless you like to hear him ramble. He is certainly an interesting man and has lots of well informed, educated views on a wide variety of subjects, but only once in a blue moon did they have anything to do with buddhism, and apparently there were no blue moons last semester.
Good class to take if you need a filler with no work and don't plan to attend, or I guess you could just throw a lump of tuition money away directly and save yourself the hassle.