Meditation and Prayer in Comparative Context
College: Regis College
Instructor(s): Stoeber, Michael
Basic degree students enrol in RGP3274HF
Date Cancelled: 
Apr 14, 2016
Course Code: 
RGP6274HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

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.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Completion of one world's religions survey course
Fall 2016
Start Time: 
9:00
End Time: 
11:00
Hours per Week: 
2
Schedule: 
Thu
Crosslisted to (1): 
Theological
Minimum: 
5
Maximum: 
20
Enrolment Notes: 
Max 16 (AD & BD)
Additional Notes: 
This course will include some group practice and guest-instruction and facilliation.
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars
Practicum
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Reflection Paper