Buddhist Meditation and the Modern Secular World (SIGNATURE COURSE)

Course Code
RELB 2165
David Germano and
Kurtis Schaeffer

This course focuses on meditation from three overlapping perspectives: traditional Buddhist practices, contemporary scientific research, and modern secular adaptations; students also learn secular meditative practices firsthand. Each day we will explore a major type of meditation that relates to a variety of topics and practices - attention, insight, compassion, aesthetics, somatic work, visualization, open awareness, and so forth.