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Spring 2021

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Fall 2017

Fall 2017 : Buddhist Meditation Traditions - RELB 2900

Fall 2017 : Buddhist Meditation Traditions - RELB 2900

The goal of this course will be to examine different conceptions of Buddhist meditation and how these different conceptions affect the nature of practice and the understanding of the ideal life within a variety of Buddhist traditions.

Instructor: Erik Braun

Spring 2017

Spring 2017: Buddhist Meditation & The Modern World - RELB 2165

Spring 2017: Buddhist Meditation & The Modern World - RELB 2165

Explore Tibetan Buddhist meditation in its cultural contexts, investigate scientific research on meditation’s dynamics, survey contemporary applications, and experience meditation firsthand.

J-Term 2017

J-Term 2017: Ecological & Contemplative Landscapes - EVSC/RELG 3559

J-Term 2017: Ecological & Contemplative Landscapes - EVSC/RELG 3559

In January 2017, the College of Arts and Sciences and Contemplative Sciences Center at U.Va. will partner with Kohala Institute to offer an opportunity to study a unique environment and culture from two very different disciplinary perspectives - Environmental Sciences and Religious Studies - with a strong strand of self-understanding exploration.

Spring 2016