Home Articles Reader Opinion Editorial Book Reviews Discussion Writers Guide About TCRecord
transparent 13
Topics
Discussion
Announcements

Meditation and Education: India, Tibet, and Modern America


by Robert A.F. Thurman 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.


To view the full-text for this article you must be signed-in with the appropropriate membership. Please review your options below:

Sign-in
Email:
Password:
Store a cookie on my computer that will allow me to skip this sign-in in the future.
Send me my password -- I can't remember it
 
Purchase this Article
Purchase Meditation and Education: India, Tibet, and Modern America
Individual-Resource passes allow you to purchase access to resources one resource at a time. There are no recurring fees.
$12
Become a Member
Online Access
With this membership you receive online access to all of TCRecord's content. The introductory rate of $25 is available for a limited time.
$25
Print and Online Access
With this membership you receive the print journal and free online access to all of TCRecord's content.
$210


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 9, 2006, p. 1765-1774
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12680, Date Accessed: 10/16/2017 6:03:11 PM

Purchase Reprint Rights for this article or review
Article Tools
Related Articles

Related Discussion
 
Post a Comment | Read All

About the Author
  • Robert Thurman
    Columbia University
    E-mail Author
    ROBERT THURMAN is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, and he also serves as the president of Tibet House. As a former Buddhist monk closely associated with the Dalai Lama, he has been instrumental in translating Buddhism for a Western audience. Among his many publications are The Smile of the Buddha; Anger; The Central Philosophy of Tibet; and the recently published The Jewel Tree of Tibet.
Member Center
In Print
This Month's Issue

Submit
EMAIL

Twitter

RSS