CSPH 5226 - Advanced Meditation: Body, Brain, Mind, and Universe
This course is offered in person. Check the class search for in person meeting dates and times.
Students work to integrate meditation practice into daily life, cultivating awareness of the fundamental oneness of body, brain, mind, and universe. Mind-body interactions in health. "Hard problem" of consciousness in brain science. Emergence of compassion, wisdom, and healing in non-discursive awareness.
Note: Students with other previous meditative experience are encouraged to contact the instructor for possible permission to register.
- Further their ability to assume a strong, stable, and relaxed physical posture sitting on cushions, benches, or chairs.
- Further their ability to calm the breath through a focus on deep, diaphragm breathing.
- Further their ability to dwell in panoramic consciousness of consciousness itself, allowing emotions and thoughts to rise and fall in calm awareness.
- Further their ability to maintain calm, meditative states even in times of great busyness and stress.
- Further their ability to develop an ongoing, lifelong meditation practice.
- Discuss the relevance of meditation to mind-body problems in medicine.
- Discuss how a lifetime practice of meditation can promote self-care and better health.
- Discuss aspects of “the hard problem,” the investigation of how consciousness arises from brain.
- Further their ability to develop a deep and authentic happiness in this human life.