Are you concerned to integrate spiritual practices into therapy, business and leadership. Or do you, or students who feel that skilfully framing your their chosen disciplines and fields of engagement in various different historical, cultural, and in particular religious or spiritual world views and self-understandings are important, if not essential to the growth of our human potential and wholeness as individuals, professionals and society at large? Then you, may benefit from adding this minor to your curriculum.
Explore Buddhism, yoga and spirituality in an academic frame
This first course in the minor serves as a general introduction to Buddhism.
Buddhism, Mindfulness and Psychology
In this course we will explore the marriage of convenience between Buddhism and psychology by tracing the reception history and mainstreaming of mindfulness ‘meditation’. This course includes an optional eight-week course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
Buddhist Yoga and the Nature of the Mind: Sources of Buddhist Spirituality
Central to this seminar is an intriguing if not pivotal binary in many later Buddhist traditions, particularly in Tibet: yoga practices and philosophical reflections concerning the mind and the nature of the ‘mind’.
Yoga, Business and Leadership
This course familiarizes you with the potential of yoga as a philosophy and practice. You will acquire knowledge about yoga, come to understand its main concepts, will analyse them, and apply them in the context of business (entrepreneurship) and leadership and reflections for your own practice of self-awareness. This course includes engagements with yoga exercises.
In this course, you will explore new contemporary forms of religiosity and spirituality. This exploration resumes the culture dynamics of the reception history of both Buddhist mindfulness and of yoga outside Asia by subjecting the receiving matrix to a closer scrutiny.