The focus of the course will be given to Early Buddhist Meditation Practices based on Buddhaghosa’s Visuddhi Magga (The Path of Purification) and the Pali Nikakya Texts. The goal of Buddhist Meditation will be discussed as a mental training for simple comfort of day-to-day life and ultimate achievement of perfect mental health, through Samatha and Vipassana methods of meditation.
Course includes lecture, discussion and actual practice of meditation exercises. Class presentations, final research paper and a glossary of technical terms are required from students for evaluation. Auditors with faculty permission