The Theory and Practice of Buddhist Meditation

0500 [CRN: 15680]

Examines the theory and practice of Buddhist meditation in historical and modern contexts. Traces this practice from its origins in 6th-century B.C.E. India to its transmission to China, Korea, and Japan. Studies selected normative texts and explore how Buddhist meditation is practiced today in each of these regions, both as an individual practice and as part of a monastic regimen. Meditation lab related to weekly seminar. Prerequisite: Preference given to students who have taken one or more of the following courses: RELS 0040; UNIV 0540; RELS 0100; RELS 0911; RELS 1430; RELS 1440.