Units of Study

RLST6935 - Buddhist Contemplative Practices

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Edward Crangle

Description

An in-depth examination of the doctrinal and practical aspects of meditation within the major Buddhist traditions. Aim: to enable students to gain an adequate appreciation of the principal issues surrounding both the theory and the practice of Buddhist meditation. The emphasis throughout is on critical appraisal of the classical accounts of meditation in the context of practical experience and the teachings/interpretations of contemporary masters. The classical accounts in question are mainly the Pali texts and commentaries, read in translation.

Assessments

1x5000wd essay (100%)

Textbooks

Course Reader

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

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