Course Schedule

Course Term
Course Attributes
Fall 2024
RELI

RELI 359 – Buddhism and Healing

Is Buddhism a tradition of healing? In what ways has Buddhism been involved in reviving, sustaining, and curing human individuals? This course explores relationships and encounters between Buddhism and the domains of religion, science, and medicine. It considers historical relationships between Buddhism and traditional medicine in Asia as well as contemporary Western discourses involving Buddhism in popular culture, psychology, and spirituality. Finally, it invites a critical approach to the current dialogue between Buddhism and science. In the process, it reveals hidden assumptions behind commodifying `mindfulness' and the quest to document the therapeutic impact of meditation upon health, happiness, and success in the modern age. Students will have the opportunity to apply the ideas they have learned through analysis of relevant initiatives at the U of A such as the Neuropsychology, Emotion, and Thought Lab and the Center for Compassion Studies as well as of broader Tucson community events like the Gem Show.

Section
001
Days
TuTh
Time
03:30 PM - 04:45 PM
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Status
Open
Enrollment
1 / 60
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 03:30 PM - 04:45 PM
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 1 / 60
Section
001
Days
TuTh
Time
03:30 PM - 04:45 PM
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Status
Open
Enrollment
1 / 60
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 03:30 PM - 04:45 PM
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 1 / 60
Section
001
Days
TuTh
Time
03:30 PM - 04:45 PM
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Status
Open
Enrollment
1 / 60
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 03:30 PM - 04:45 PM
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 1 / 60
Section
001
Days
TuTh
Time
03:30 PM - 04:45 PM
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Status
Open
Enrollment
27 / 60
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 03:30 PM - 04:45 PM
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 27 / 60
Section
001
Days
TuTh
Time
03:30 PM - 04:45 PM
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Status
Open
Enrollment
28 / 60
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 03:30 PM - 04:45 PM
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 28 / 60