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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2023-24

REL 41.04 Buddhist Meditation Theory

The Buddhist theory of meditation was first articulated 2,500 years ago and has since been adapted to numerous cultural contexts in Asia and the West. This course offers a survey of the three traditional religious frameworks for meditation practice, but also pays some attention to the secularized applications of mindfulness techniques in modern society and to the current status of scientific studies on the effects of those techniques. The course primarily concerns theoretical questions and controversies surrounding Buddhist meditation, but students will get the chance to experiment with secular mindfulness techniques outside of class and to attend a field trip to a local Buddhist temple. Optional secular meditation, normally MWF 8am-9am.

Cross Listed Courses

ASCL 70.20

Degree Requirement Attributes

Dist:TMV; WCult:NW

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:TMV; WCult:NW

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