CSPH 5226 - Advanced Meditation: Body, Brain, Mind, and Universe

 

Course Description:

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.

Course Objectives:

  • 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.

Course Details

Course Format: 
In person
Course ID: 
CSPH 5226
Prerequisite: 
CSPH 5225, [jr or sr or grad student]] or instr consent
Semesters Course Offered: 
Spring
Credits: 
1
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