Introduction to Buddhism Study Retreat

During this seminar in Summer J-Term 2019, students, staff, and faculty of Chicago Theological Seminary will travel to Thomasville, North Carolina for an immersion in contemplative practices and Introduction to Buddhism at the Thomasville Retreat Center with Repa (Dharma Teacher) Bushi Yamato Damashii. The theme of this study trip is “Mindfulness,” one key component of the eight-fold path that Gautama Buddha taught (563-483 BCE or 483-400 BCE). This means that the lenses we will bring to the immersion experience is one of thoughtful inquiry and sincere appreciation.