Units of Study

BDST2612 - Buddhist Meditation Practices

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Chiew Hui Ho
Phone: +61 2 9351 3083
Email: chiewhui.ho@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit critically examines the place of meditative practices within Asian and Western Buddhist traditions, introducing students to the social, cultural and historical contexts in which these practices emerged and developed, as well as their theoretical and doctrinal underpinnings. Issues explored include the notion of 'pure experience' and its relation to conceptuality and language, the role of ethics, and the relation between meditative practice and philosophical analysis. Methodological issues in the academic study of meditative experience will also be introduced.

Assessments

1x2000wd essay (30%), 1x1000wd tutorial written paper (20%), 1xtutorial presentation (15%), 1x1500wd exam (25%), tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points from BDST, ANTH, ASNS, BBCL, GCST, RLST, PHIL1011, PHIL1013 and SCLG

Prohibitions

RLST2623

 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

BDST2612

   

Tute

         

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

BDST2612

       

Lecture

   

The information displayed above is indicative only as online information is subject to change without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney

BDST2612 - Buddhist Meditation Practices

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Chiew Hui Ho
Phone: +61 2 9351 3083
Email: chiewhui.ho@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit critically examines the place of meditative practices within Asian and Western Buddhist traditions, introducing students to the social, cultural and historical contexts in which these practices emerged and developed, as well as their theoretical and doctrinal underpinnings. Issues explored include the notion of 'pure experience' and its relation to conceptuality and language, the role of ethics, and the relation between meditative practice and philosophical analysis. Methodological issues in the academic study of meditative experience will also be introduced.

Assessments

1x2000wd essay (30%), 1x1000wd tutorial written paper (20%), 1xtutorial presentation (15%), 1x1500wd exam (25%), tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points from BDST, ANTH, ASNS, BBCL, GCST, RLST, PHIL1011, PHIL1013 and SCLG

Prohibitions

RLST2623

 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

BDST2612

   

Tute

         

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

BDST2612

       

Lecture

   

The information displayed above is indicative only as online information is subject to change without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney