Religious Studies

Course Credits: 3

Asian Studies Major/Minor Course


Semester(s) Offered

  • Spring 2020
  • Spring 2019

Catalog Description

Explores the roots of today's mindfulness movement in ancient forms of Buddhist meditation. Topics covered include the array of meditation techniques in Buddhism, colonial-period origins of lay meditation in Asia, Buddhism's transmission to North America and Europe in the 20th century, the emergence of secular forms of mindfulness, and scientific studies on mindfulness and compassion.


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