Contemplative writing and mindful meditation require techniques that tap into deep and vast dimensions of human existence. This class will explore the powerful combination of meditation and writing in the works of two Western Zen Buddhist writers: Maura O'Halloran and Robert M. Pirsig. These artists have explored the contemplative mind and heart in order to reshape the schemata of values in their daily lives. Their memoirs combine great storytelling with probing investigations into the purpose of existence. In addition to analyzing the readings, this course will introduce participants to basic meditative techniques and writing techniques as practiced by these writers.
911.302.01 Homewood campus
Tuesday, Oct. 22 to Nov. 12, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $140 (four sessions)
JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission; spouse for 50%. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for registration details.