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. (Not open to students who have taken FYSE 1393 or EDST/INTD 0125)
Subject:
Education Studies
Department:
Education Studies
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL NOA WTR
Equivalent Courses:
EDST 0125
FYSE 1393 *
INTD 0125
INTD 1125 *

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