Free Online Course on Tibetan Buddhist Meditation and the Modern World: Lesser Vehicle

Free Online Course on Tibetan Buddhist Meditation and the Modern World Lesser Vehicle
Certificate fee scholarship is available for this course.

Institution: University of Virginia
Start Date: May 21, 2018

The University of Virginia now wishes to offer its free online course named as “Tibetan Buddhist Meditation and the Modern World: Lesser Vehicle”. The course uses a traditional, overly simplistic way of grouping Buddhist philosophical systems and ritual-contemplative practices.

The course presents their histories, their philosophical underpinnings, their transformations in the modern global world The five modules of the present course, dedicated to “Lesser Vehicle” practices and perspectives, treat the first five of these twelve types. The starting date of the course is May 21, 2018.

Course Summary

  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Commitment: 4-9 hours/week
  • Subject:  Philosophy
  • Institution: University of Virginia
  • Languages: English
  • Price: Free
  • Session:  May 21, 2018
  • Requirement:  None
  • Certificate Available: Yes

Who Developed the Course

The University of Virginia is A premier institution of higher education, The University of Virginia offers outstanding academics, world-class faculty, and an inspiring, supportive environment.

Target Audience

No specific knowledge or education background is assumed for the free online course. Anyone can apply for this course.

Where Could This Lead You

After completing this course, you can apply for jobs in the given fields:

Philosopher

Get Extra Benefits

Get a verified certificate to highlight the knowledge and skills you acquire (₹ 3244 INR)

  • Official and approved-Get a certificate with the logo of the institution and the signature of a professor to show your achievements and increase your professional prospects
  • Easy to share-Add the certificate to your résumé or resume, or publish it directly on LinkedIn
  • Proven motivational measure-Give yourself an additional stimulus to complete the course

How to Join This Course

You can register yourself here.

Course Format

  • WEEK 1: Course Introduction
    The Content, Structure, and Instructors of the Course. This class is the first in a four-part series on Buddhism. The other classes will focus on the Greater Vehicle, Adamantine Vehicle, and Natural Vehicle.
  • WEEK 2: Ordinary Preliminary Practices
    Tibetan perspectives on the foundations of contemplative practice; early Buddhist meditations; the beginnings of Western Buddhist meditation; and an introduction to the science of meditation.
  • WEEK 3: Mindfulness Meditation (smṛti)
    An introduction to Mindfulness meditation practice and the contemporary Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
  • WEEK 4: Calm Meditation
    An introduction to Calm meditation and its use in contemporary research environments. Includes lectures by Dr. Clifford Saron and Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro, as well as an interview  with Tish Jennings.
  • WEEK 5: Insight Meditation
    An introduction to Insight meditation and its use in the contemporary development of contemplative pedagogy. Includes lectures by Dr. Clifford Saron, Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro, and Tsoknyi Rinpoche, as well as interviews with Rhonda Magee, Erik Braun, and David Mick. Contemplative labs with Anne Klein, Anam Thubten, and Susan Bauer-Wu
  • WEEK 6: The Diverse Objects of Early Buddhist Meditation

An introduction to the diverse objects of early Buddhist meditation. Includes lectures by Dr. Clifford Saron and Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro, as well as an interview with Sharon Salzberg. Contemplative labs with Anne Klein, Anam Thubten, and Susan Bauer-Wu

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Reflect upon meditation practices through secular contemplations

Who Will You Learn With?

  • David Francis Germano: Professor of Religious Studies
  • Kurtis R. Schaeffer: Frances Myers Ball Professor of Religious Studies Religious Studies

Conclusion

  • Importance of Course: At the end of the course, you will able to explore the immense variety of meditation practices past and present.
  • Importance of Certificate: By the Certificate of Achievement you will be able to prove your success when applying for jobs or courses. You can display it on your LinkedIn or CV.

Detailed Information

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