Experiencing climate change anxiety? Learn how meditation might be useful to gain peace of mind and find the courage to meet the looming challenges and implement needed change.
This five week seminar will explore the Great Elemental Meditations (Mahābhūta Dhāraṇās) in Buddhism, Jainism, Yoga, and Vedānta. Combining theory and practice, this course will include a close reading of primary literature from Buddhism, the Vedas, the Gheraṇḍa Saṃhitā, and the Yogavāsiṣṭha. Students will read Living Landscapes: Meditation on the Elements in Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain Yogas (Chapple, SUNY Press, 2020).
Christopher Key Chapple is Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology and Director of the Master of Arts in Yoga Studies at Loyola Marymount University. He has published more than twenty books and serves on the advisory board for the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University.
Hill Street Center
237 Hill Street
We will meet on the following Sundays: May 3rd, 17th, 24th, and 31st from 1 to 3 p.m and on Sunday May 10th from 2-4pm.
Subsidized: For those who cannot afford the base price.
Base: To cover the cost of the teachers and space.
Supporter: To cover the cost of the teacher, space, and to support fellow practitioners who cannot afford the base price.
This class is taught in conjunction with LMU X Yoga Philosophy.