Zen Buddhism and Modern World

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 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.

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Year 1 student from Arts


Notes for all GE courses

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