Announcement: Buddhist Meditation-RELS 3396-Fall 17-University of Houston

 

Buddhist Meditation: Its Theory and Practice

Instructor: Dr. Trung Huynh (Rev. Thich Hang Dat)

Tuesday/Thursday, 10:00-11:30 AM; Room: M 119

RELS-3396, 3 Credits

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Course Description 

This special course will:

• Examine briefly the Buddha’s life, his enlightenment through meditation, and his expounding of that meditative experience as one of his essential teachings in the Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Paths

• Appraise further various meditative techniques developed after his demise in Theravada and Mahayana traditions

• Survey various Buddhist meditative traditions in ancient and contemporary times.

• Examine briefly the Buddha’s life, his enlightenment through meditation, and his expounding of that meditative experience as one of his essential teachings in the Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Paths.

• Appraise further various meditative techniques developed after his demise in Theravada and Mahayana traditions • Survey various Buddhist meditative traditions in ancient and contemporary times.

 

Particularly, in this course students will:

• Acquire the necessary knowledge regarding the Theravada’s Samatha and Vipassana techniques such as meditation on the forty objects and the Four Foundation of Mindfulness practice.

• Know how to deal with mental hindrances and recognize the mental stages of achievements.

• Discover the Mahayana meditative tradition, including the sudden and gradual enlightenments, koan, contemplative case, hua-tou, just-sitting, and the Tiantai’s great concentration and insight.

• Understand the integration of the mantra recitation and visualization with some meditative traditions.

• Recognize the multidisciplinary applications of Buddhist meditation in modern health care, education, etc.

 

Course Goals

This course will:

• Enhance students’ knowledge of Buddhist Meditation.

• Refine students’ view about the Buddhist traditions, both from personal and sociological perspectives.

• Provide students the required comprehension to analyze, compare, and contrast the Buddhist Meditations in different localities.

• Offer students the indispensable knowledge of the connections between Buddhist Meditation and modern science, medicine, education, and other related areas.

 

Prerequisite: No special knowledge or consent required.

 

If you have questions about this course, please contact Dr. Trung Huynh (Rev. Thich Hang Dat) at thuynh32@uh.edu.

Announcement: Intro To Buddhism-RELS 2360-Fall–17-University of Houston

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Introduction to Buddhism

Instructor: Dr. Trung Huynh (Rev. Thich Hang Dat)

Tuesday, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM; Room: TBD

A Hybird Course, RELS-3396, 3 Credits

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The University of Houston offers a hybrid course, RELS 2360 Introduction to Buddhism. If you study at the University of Houston, you can register this class in the Fall of 2017 by following the link: https://saprd.my.uh.edu/psc/saprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/COMMUNITY_ACCESS.CLASS_SEARCH.GBL?&

 

 

You may have seen Dalai Lama’s smiling face on internet, television, and newspapers. You may wonder why million Americans turn to Buddhist mindfulness practice to find solutions for dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression. Discover how Dalai Lama and million Buddhists and non-Buddhists around the world utilize the Buddhist distinctive philosophy and practice to achieve peacefulness and happiness in life.

This course will provide an overall comprehension of the Buddhist teachings and practices. It will deal with important issues situated within the broader Indian historical contexts. The course begins with the life of the Buddha, the Buddhist early teachings, and the establishment of the Buddhist monastic order. The course then progresses to the cosmological and philosophical developments of the Mahayana, following by the ritual and mythological innovations of the Buddhist Tantras. The final section takes a brief look at how Buddhism spreads from the East to the West.

 

***This hybrid class will include some field trips, some face-to-face meetings in class, and the rest of the time online.

 

If you have questions about this hybrid course, please contact:

Dr. Trung Huynh (Rev. Thich Hang Dat) at thuynh32@uh.edu.

Introduction to Buddhism-Unity Church of Houston-July 10-2016

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Mindfulness Practice-Unity Church of Houston-July 24-2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rev. Thich Hang Dat’s writings in Vietnamese

 

Những Bài Viết Ngắn:

 

Xuan_Bat_Diet 

 

-Tre_Mai_Khong_Gia

 

-Trai_Rong_Tam_Long

 

-Phuong_phap_day_con

 

-Niem_Tu_Tin

 

-Nhan_Duyen_Tho_Sanh

 

-Lat_Ban_Tay_Me_Ngo

 

-Hanh_Bo_Thi

 

-Giu_Mai_Nu_Cuoi_Hon_Nhien

 

 

-Buong_Xa

 

-Bo_Tat_Giua_Doi_Thuong

 

 

 Kinh Sách Soạn Dịch:

 

-Tri Tam San Han

 

-Thien Su Nguong Son Hue Tich

 

-Thien Su Linh Huu

 

-Than Tang Thien Truc

 

Ton Gia A De Sa

 

-Phap Ngu Thien Su Hu Van

 

 

-Nhung Bai Phap Tieu Bieu cua HT Tuyen Hoa

 

 

-Ham Son Dai Su Tu Truyen

 

-Tu Hu Khong Den-Tro Ve Hu Khong

 

 

-Bien Nien Tu Thuat-Thien Su Hu Van

 

-Dai Su Tong Khach Ba

 

 

Picture Gallery

 

Rev. Thich Hang Dat’s Picture Gallery

 

with his master 

Rev. Thich hang dat with his teacher, Ven. Hsuan Hua

 

 

 

with dalai lama

 

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Rev Thich Hang Dat with H.H Dalai Lama, May 2013, Louisville, KY.

 

 

Louisville mayor  

Rev. Thich Hang Dat with Louisville Mayor, Greg Fischer

 

 

 

 

with Indiana Governor

Rev. Thich Hang Dat with Indiana Governor

Announcement-Intro to Buddhism-REL-R-354-Fall 17-Indiana University Southeast

 

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Indiana University Southeast offers an online Buddhist class, REL-R-354 Introduction to Buddhism, in the Fall of 2017 for its students.

 

Also, if you study at one of the following institutions: Bellarmine University, Ivy Tech Community College, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Spalding University, and the University of Louisville, you may register this class through Metroversity system at your school. Please click on the following link to view its information: https://https://apps.ius.edu/registrar/schedule-of-classes/semesters/fall-2017/departments/rel