This paper deals with the issues surrounding, the teaching of a course on 'Buddhism and Law', in a Law School. To complete the analysis of the issues involved, I firstly, outline the background details of the students and my personal background in teaching 'Buddhism and Law'. Secondly, I address what I see the pedagogical challenges in this course and how I attempt to meet them. Thirdly, as the Vinaya is the basic code which defines monastic life and the students and are enthusiastic 'rule-interpreters', I concentrate the rest of the paper on the way I deal with the Vinaya in this course.
|Title of host publication||Teaching Dhamma in new lands|
|Subtitle of host publication||Buddhist philosophy and praxis : proceedings|
|Editors||Khammai Dhammasami, Padmasiri de Silva, Sarah Shaw, Dion Peoples, Jamie Cresswell, Toshiichi Endo|
|Place of Publication||Thailand|
|Publisher||International Association of Buddhist Universities|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||International Association of Buddhist Universities Conference (2nd : 2012) - Bankok|
Duration: 31 May 2012 → 2 Jun 2012
|Conference||International Association of Buddhist Universities Conference (2nd : 2012)|
|Period||31/05/12 → 2/06/12|
Voyce, M. (2012). The Role of rules in personal development and interpretations of the Vinaya in western countries. In K. Dhammasami, P. de Silva, S. Shaw, D. Peoples, J. Cresswell, & T. Endo (Eds.), Teaching Dhamma in new lands: Buddhist philosophy and praxis : proceedings (pp. 263-273). Thailand: International Association of Buddhist Universities.