Buddhist Meditative Traditions
College: Emmanuel College
Instructor 1: Shiu, Henry C.H.
Course Code: 
EMP2671HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
9101
Online: 
Yes
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Online – Synchronous
Description: 

Built upon the foundations established from the Fundamental Tenets and Practices of Buddhism course, this course provides students with further understanding of how the Buddhist traditions make use of various meditative techniques as the means to help practitioners realize the transcendental experiences explicated in the Buddhist doctrines. Five major Buddhist meditative traditions will be explored, namely, the fundamental meditative techniques found in the Theravada tradition, the two forms of Chan/Zen meditation in China and Japan, the Pure Land tradition in China, the unique system of meditation developed in the Tiantai school in China, and the visualization practices in the Tibetan tantric style of cultivation. Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the Buddha's teachings in association with the principles behind the meditative practices, the modern adaptations of these practices, as well as the relationship with the Buddhist teachings on well-being and spiritual happiness. Students are encouraged to adapt these meditative techniques and integrate the insights on spiritual development of self and others into their psychotherapy practices.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
EMT2631H
Winter 2021
Fall 2018
Start Time: 
18:00
End Time: 
20:00
Hours per Week: 
2
Schedule: 
Thu
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
20
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Research Paper
Other