Buddhist Psychology: Mindfulness Meditation

An introduction to the psychological principles and sitting practice of mindfulness-awareness meditation. The meditation is drawn from the Tibetan and Zen Buddhist traditions, as well as teachings of sacred warriorship. By exploring the many ways ego fixation creates suffering and confusion in our lives, students are trained to develop inner tranquility, insight, and loving-kindness. This develops an essential ground for working effectively with personal life challenges and those of others. Co-requisite: PSYB101. Open to Contemplative Psychology, Art Therapy, and Interdisciplinary Studies students with 45+ credits only. Others by permission of instructor.
Course Number: PSYB314
Units: 3.0