RELS392 Meditation in Eastern Religions

Updated: 02 June 2017
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2018
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.

Pre-requisites 12cp in RELS including RELS180 or any 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions RELS592
Notes None
Combined Units RELS592 - Meditation in Eastern Religions
Coordinator(s) Mun-Keat Choong (
Unit Description

This unit presents an examination of the systems of meditative practice taught in Hinduism and Buddhism, and contemporary practical applications of various meditative techniques. The aim is to introduce students to the theory and practice of the principal Indian meditation traditions, and to important issues in the application of the corresponding practices in contemporary meditation movements. It features the nature of meditation (what is meditation?) and major Buddhist and non-Buddhist meditation traditions.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge regarding the theory and practice of meditation in the major eastern religions;
  2. critically analyse and synthesise information, problems, concepts and theories regarding the world-view underlying the principal Indian meditation traditions;
  3. independently research and develop arguments regarding the fundamental issues involved in undertaking meditation practice; and
  4. present in a clear and coherent fashion knowledge and ideas regarding the theory and practice of meditation in the major eastern religions.