Contemplative Intercultural Studies

This course is an introduction to contemplative practice, exploring the interface between meditation practice and cross-cultural experience, and how they can creatively inform each other. We explore and train in a variety of contemplative practices, including methods drawn from Bhutan's rich spiritual tradition. In the context of cross-cultural experience, we explore ways in which fixed beliefs and schemas create suffering and confusion in our lives. Students are challenged to go beyond habitual responses and generalizations and cultivate deeper levels of compassion and global understanding.
Course Number: BSA335
Units: 3.0