Mind, Self, and Society

  • Summer 3-credit course

  • RELS 328

  • Includes an online component for the first three weeks of August, followed by a one week immersion experience at a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery on Cape Breton Island.

  • A “Mindfulness Immersion” experience, this course offers three weeks of intensive learning in preparation for a one-week experience of Buddhist monastic practice to take place at Gampo Abbey in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Study will include the historical development of Buddhism, and in particular of Tibetan Buddhism, along with the examination of ethical and philosophic underpinnings of Buddhist monastic practice. A variety of mindfulness/contemplative techniques will be experienced during our time as part of the Buddhist monastic community.