Units of Study

RLST2623 - Meditation and Self Transformation

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr Edward Crangle


Introductory examination of systems of meditative practices found mainly in Hindu and Buddhist traditions. Reference will be made to practices followed within Christian traditions. Theoretical/doctrinal/textual foundations are critically examined, with attention to the interpretive problems they present. The unit of study aims to enable students to gain an intellectual understanding of meditation and an ability to consider critically the issues it raises.


1x2500wd essay (50%), 1x1500wd tutorial paper (20%) and 1x2hr exam (30%)


Course Reader


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



Assumed Knowledge

12 junior credit points of Religion Studies

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

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