This course introduces students to methodologies of self-inquiry from various religious traditions as well as non- religious phenomenological thinkers. We explore meditation, contemplation and discernment practices, highlighting differences and complements. With a shared intention to clarify and expand personal methodologies and capacities of inquiry into ourselves, the course unpacks assumptions in our framing of subjective experience, how to locate the observer, the ground of awareness and, among other conventions, the relationships of self/other, mind/world, round/phenomena and mundane/sacred in each of these practices.
Notes: Recommended for MDiv students with a concentration in Buddhism and Interreligious Engagement. Identical to PT 231.
- Professor: Greg Snyder