RELIGION 486 - Buddhist Meditation
Section: 001
Term: FA 2019
Subject: Religion (RELIGION)
Department: LSA Studies in Religion
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Advisory Prerequisites:
ASIAN 230.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course examines the theories, practices, histories, and benefits of Buddhist meditation. Rather than focus on one tradition, the course explores a wide variety of Buddhist meditative traditions such as asceticism, mindfulness, seated meditation, walking meditation, tantric meditation, koan meditation and so on. In addition to providing an in-depth survey of these Buddhist meditative traditions this course will also use these traditions to raise critical questions about the mind, body, self, consciousness, and ethics.

Course Requirements:

Course requirements include in-class discussion, quizzes, and short essays that perform critical analysis of primary and secondary readings.

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for upper-level students, in particular Asian Studies majors with prior knowledge in Buddhism and other Asian religions.

Class Format:

Two 90-minute meetings weekly

RELIGION 486 - Buddhist Meditation
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001 (SEM)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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