Contemplative Teaching

An exploration of contemplative concepts, skills, and practices introduced in the summer module. As preparation for the journey of mindful teaching, the Tibetan Buddhist meditative traditions (drawn from Naropa University's heritage) form the basis, or ground, of the course. Practices and perspectives of master teachers and current educators of various contemplative traditions will also be examined and put to the test. Audio lectures, observation techniques, meditation, and experiential exercises will complement written lectures, readings, and discussions. Mindfulness-awareness development will be experienced both personally and as a component of community learning.
Course Number: EDU635E
Units: 3