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Buddhist Practices of Self-Cultivation
This seminar will study classic Buddhist accounts of meditation and moral cultivation. The seminar will consist in close readings of a few outstanding works that focus on processes of meditative absorption; imaginative exercises to develop compassion and reconfigure one's moral compass and self-image in light of the suffering of others; and yogic/tantric practices that mobilize bodily energies and sensations in order to facilitate such transformative realization. In the process of reading these materials we will also take recourse to several writings by Foucault on his notion of "technologies of the self."
Enrollment Limited: Limited to 15 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1737
Expected to be offered Fall 2014
Course location to be announced.
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