Meditation and Prayer in Comparative Context

Date Cancelled
College Regis College
Instructor(s) Stoeber, Michael
Course Code RGP6274HF
NOTE: Basic degree students enrol in RGP3274HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

The course will explore in theory and practice various types of meditation and prayer of major religious traditions, including: Christian Lectio Divina, Recollection/Centering Prayer, Taize. and Quaker Worship; Buddhist Mindfulness/Insight meditation; Sufi Contemplation; Hindu Mantra meditation; and certain kinds of Yoga. It will outline and analyze the practices and goals of these types of prayer and meditation, with attention to: particular similarities and differences; their effects on the body, emotions and mind; and their relationship to other aspects of these religious traditions. It will attend to questions pertaining to the possible relevance of prayer and meditation to interreligious dialogue and comparative theology.

Department Pastoral Theology
Crosslisted to (1) Theological
Pre-Requisites Completion of one world's religions survey course
Schedule Thu
Start Time 9:00
End Time 11:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 5
Maximum Enrolment 20
Enrolment Notes

Max 16 (AD & BD)

Additional Notes

This course will include some group practice and guest-instruction and facilliation.

Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Currently Offered Fall 2016