GCVM1085
Zen Buddhism and Modern World

GCVM1085
Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GCVM1085 REL (3,2,1)
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What is the course about?

GCVM1085 provides a broad and deep understanding of Zen Buddhism in the aspects of doctrine, practice and application in life. In particular, this course seeks to assist the student to understand Zen from a critical viewpoint as to how it can be a useful and living religion to be lived and enjoyed in modern world. Students would be led to reflect on the ideas and efforts of important contemporary Buddhist schools such as the Tzu-Chi School, Dharma Drum Mountain and Buddhist Light Mountain in dealing with key problems in modern world. Students would also be assisted to develop an awareness of the contemporary relevance of Zen ideas and values concerning value and meaning of life. They would be led to reflect upon the possible contributions and limitations of Zen ideas and practices for both the modern world and the students themselves and, thereby, enrich their future development towards the ideal of a whole person.

What do the students say about this course?

我很喜歡這個課程,首先是因為我對禪學和佛教有很大的興趣。而經過這個課程以後,我對禪有了更深的了解,而且更喜歡禪學,甚至付諸行動去了解禪修。

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Year 1 student from Arts

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Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.