Meditation and Education: India, Tibet, and Modern America
Teachers College Record
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2006
Source ID: shanti-sources-22462
Zotero Collections: Contemplation by Applied Subject, Higher Education and Contemplation, Education and Contemplation
Abstract: This article explores Asian traditions of meditation, with particular attention to Buddhism as it was developed in ancient India. It delineates a core curriculum, initially developed in monastic institutions of higher education, that has been most fully preserved in Tibet. It then explores how this curriculum might be adapted so that it can help support a genuinely humanistic education within American higher education. This exploration focuses not only on the inherent values of Buddhist meditation but also on practical strategies that can be used to introduce these values in the academic curriculum and in the broader campus life.