ASP263 - Buddhist Studies in India


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

*Trimester 3: Study Tour - no longer offered 2020, reoffered 2021*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

One unit from: ASR100, ASC211, ASP227, ASP327, ASR205 and ASR207.

Students can enrol only after being accepted into the study tour.

Please note that study tour units may not run each year. Enrolment is always subject to a selection process and approval by the Unit Chair as places are limited. Therefore, students should always identify another unit as an alternative to a study tour unit when planning their course or major.



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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Pre-departure: Whole day pre-departure workshop/information session. CloudDeakin module Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism and Culture. Three x 2-hour pre-departure seminars on Buddhist philosophy

In India: classes, seminars 3 weeks of 5-days, 5-hours per day. Plus additional cultural programs


*This Study Tour will not be offered in 2020. The next tour will be in Trimester 3 2021. Applications will open in April 2021.

Contact the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) team for queries: ARTSED Work Integrated Learning


An intensive experiential introduction to Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan Buddhist hermeneutics and Tibetan history and culture. Students study at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (CIHTS) and are taught by staff of that institute.

Lectures on Tibetan politics, art, music and medicine are also given; and students participate in various ancillary activities, including Indian cultural programs, tours of Varanasi and travel to important Buddhist and Hindu sites in India.

Each student is assigned a student colleague drawn from the student body of CIHTS who will help in acculturation and give a 'student's eye view' of Tibetan culture.

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