AT375-Art of Meditation Practicum
AT 375 – THE ART OF MEDITATION PRACTICUM
This course offers an introduction to classic ways of meditating, within and beyond Christianity. Such practices in the Christian tradition as Psalm repetition, Lectio Divina, Salesian and Ignatian meditation, and gazing at icons will form the core curriculum, supplemented by exploration of the practice of meditation in other faith traditions such as Zen Buddhism and Judaism, and the interface between meditation and other modes of prayer, including the Liturgy. A special feature will be to explore the Daily Office in The Episcopal Church's Book of Common Prayer as a resource for Christian meditation. We will examine the practice of the Office – its sequence of collects, lessons, psalms, and prayers and the various options – as a framework for personal meditation, as well leadership of the Office in various worship settings as a way of inviting congregations and other groups into meditative practice.
Prof. McPherson. 3 credits. This course may be audited.
Easter 2013. Mondays, 6:00-8:00pm.
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