Authentic Relationship

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  • 3-credits

  • RELS 394

  • Offered Winter, 2019)

  • Apart from the midterm and final, students will complete 5 “lab” reports.

  • “Authentic relationship” is an experience of love which is life-giving for ourselves, for others and for our world. It includes, but is not limited to, our relationship with a sexual partner. “Authentic relationship” is about connecting, with ourselves, with others and with our world. What we are looking for, we already have; relationship is a way for us to discover that by means of creating a shared experience. Using models of relationship and understandings of the feminine and masculine principles in the history, literature, philosophy and art of Hindu and Buddhist traditions, we will explore various perspectives on life-giving love. No pre-requisite.