Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I thought I would get a course on how to meditate, but I got an intimate perspective and view of the Dalai Lama. I got to see the personification of the Dalai Lama like never before. I originally took the course for three reasons: a) The professor has a PHD in Buddhism and i was curious why that was so. b) It was a core class requirement c) I wanted to get a free class on the proper meditation techniques. While I didn't get to learn how to meditate, i did learn about get an introspective academic view of the origins of the Buddha and enlightenment
I learned that the Dalai Lama eats only twice a day: Breakfast and lunch. I am a big foodie, so i was able to ask more questions on this matter which help put the whole course into perspective providing new insight from there on.
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Advice for students:
1) Try to know what the professor wants from you. Example: When you are answering a subjective question and you feel you haven't answered fully what the particular question required, go ahead and explain more/write more. 2) Participation is key: Ask questions, show interest, do the readings, take notes or get notes from people with good handwriting because what is taught in class is what comes out.