REL 3360 - Zen and Buddhist Meditation


This course examines the development and adaptation of Buddhist meditation traditions across cultures. It highlights a central issue in Buddhism and Zen: does meditation cause enlightenment or is it an expression of enlightenment? These challenging philosophic questions and the extensive integration of meditation with culture provide students with the opportunity to analyze an interpret several different manifestations of the Buddhist experience and to investigate the role of contemplative practices within society.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ENGL 1050 or equivalent.

Credits: 4 hours

Notes: This course satisfies General Education Area II: Humanities.


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