ERIC Number: EJ741874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Meditation and Education: India, Tibet, and Modern America
Thurman, Robert A. F.
Teachers College Record, v108 n9 p1765-1774 Sep 2006
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.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Metacognition, Buddhism, Core Curriculum, Higher Education, Humanistic Education, Academic Education, Educational Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: China; India
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