An Introduction to Contemplative Studies
Course Code: UNIV 0540
Introduction to the new field of Contemplative Studies focusing on identifying methods human beings have found, across cultures and across time, to concentrate, broaden and deepen conscious awareness. We will study what these methods and experiences entail, how to critically appraise them, how to experience them ourselves, and how they influence the development of empathy, health, and well-being. Preference will be given to students who have taken RELS 0040, "Great Contemplative Traditions of Asia."