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Fall 2014 General Registration: 8/18/14-8/29/14
Spring 2015 Early Registration: 11/10/14-11/21/14

While the IBS offers a set of classes each semester, there are instances in which a class may be cancelled due to low enrollment. If there are enough students to warrant, and the instructor is willing, such a class may be converted from a regular class format to a directed studies format, with fewer meetings over the course of a semester.

Course Listings for Spring 2014

HR 3040 : Zen Buddhism: Introduction to Zen Buddhist Meditation 

Instructor(s): Kinst Units: 3.0
Time: Thursday 9:40AM – 12:30PMCourse Level: Intermediate
Classroom: JSC 130

This is an introductory course intended to develop an understanding of Zen meditation practices and the Buddhist teachings that give them context and meaning. Study of the Soto Zen practice of “just sitting” (shikantaza), Soto and Rinzai koan practices, as well as meditation as it occurs in ritual and ordinary activities such as cooking will be included. Participation in meditation, including a visit to a local temple/center, as well as reading and discussion of traditional and contemporary literature are essential aspects of the class. Zen practice will also be considered as they relate to an interfaith context. Course Format: Seminar, lecture/discussion. Evaluation: Weekly 1-2 page papers on readings are discussed in class. 3 page paper on temple visit. Final 10 page paper or class presentation. Auditors with faculty permission. 16 max. enrollment.

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