BC409 - Theory and Practice of Buddhist Meditation

A study of Buddhist meditation as an integral part of the Buddhist religious doctrine which is directed to mental purification and liberation. The study will involve Buddhist meditational practices in the three Buddhist traditions of Theravāda, Mahāyāna and Vajrayāna, the therapeutic effects and psychological aspects of Buddhist meditation, and the higher reaches of mind in Jhanic experience and their relevance to Buddhist spiritual life.