An Introduction to Zen and Japanese Philosophy – GI 23 141 (Face to Face)
9 January 2024 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm GMT
Tutor: Darren Harper BA (Hons) PGCEGo to all Courses
Much of the world’s philosophy has historically been ignored by the West. Yet, if philosophy is the love of wisdom, there is no doubt that the philosophy of other cultures can enrich us further still. This day course will explore the Japanese philosophy of Zen, focusing on two important schools: Soto and Rinzai. We will then go on a journey with an ox and ask, “What can Zen teach us today?”
Suggested reading: Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
There will be a 1-hour break for lunch.
About the Speaker
Darren holds a BA (Hons) English & Creative Writing (1st class), a PGCE in Lifelong Learning, and has been an adult education teacher for 10 years. In addition to the Guildford Institute, he also teaches residential courses at Dillington House (Somerset), Higham Hall (Cumbria), Knuston Hall (Northamptonshire) and Marlborough College (Wiltshire), as well study days at various independent libraries throughout the UK. You can find out more at darrenharper.net. Darren has almost completed his first book, Encounters and Reflections: An Introduction to Philosophy, which will be published in 2022.
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