MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions Requirements

First year, fall

Religious Studies elective (3)

Contemplative Practice elective (3)

SUBTOTAL 12

First year, spring

Contemplative Practice elective (3)

Three Religious Studies electives (9)

SUBTOTAL 12

Second year, fall

Two Religious Studies electives (6)

SUBTOTAL 12

Second year, spring

Contemplative Practice elective (3)

Religious Studies elective (3)

SUBTOTAL 9

TOTAL CREDITS 45

* It is recommended that students complete the noncredit month long Contemplative Practice Intensive requirement (REL651) no later than the winter break between the fall and spring semesters of their second year. This requirement can be done in two two-week sections.

Religious Studies Electives

General Electives

Buddhism Electives

Contemplative Practice Electives

REL690W–791W Shambhala Training Levels I–XII (1)

* These courses must be taken in sequence.

** These courses must be taken in sequence. The prerequisites for REL609W are Meditation Practicum I and II, as well as a month long Buddhist meditation intensive, two weeks of which must be completed before the class begins.

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