Middlebury

EDST 1125

Introduction to Meditation

Introduction to Meditation
Basic sitting and walking meditation will be taught and intensively practiced. We will use the breath to foster relaxed attention and to gain perspective on our restless minds. Emphasis will be on using these techniques in daily life and academic endeavors. We will read texts from the contemporary American, Tibetan and Zen Buddhist traditions, but the meditation will be employed in nonsectarian fashion applicable to any belief system. Truth should be verified by one’s experience. Students will write papers and give presentations. No meditation experience necessary.

John Huddleston retired from the Studio Art Program in 2017. For the last eight years he also taught mindfulness courses at the college./
Subject:
Education Studies
Department:
Education Studies
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
NOA PHL WTR
Equivalent Courses:
INTD 1125 *
EDST 0125
FYSE 1393 *
INTD 0125

Sections in Winter 2020

Winter 2020

EDST1125A-W20 Seminar (Huddleston)