When we think of meditation, we often picture a monk on a cushion. More recently, a focus on "mindfulness" and "awareness" has popularized meditation as a "gratitude" practice. Buddhist meditation encompasses a broad array of practices through mind and body. One can meditate silently with the body as in the Zen practices, or through sound as in the Pure Land tradition. In this course, learn how Buddhism takes you beyond the intention of self-help into the concept of selflessness as we examine different meditation practices.  

Your Instructor

Rev. Ellen Crane


Ordained Shin Buddhist at the Nishi Hongwangi in Kyoto, Japan, a trained attorney, former schoolteacher, and avid outdoor enthusiast. Ellen was born and raised in the Shin Buddhist tradition and left the temple for 25 years before re-immersing into Buddhism. Recently earned a master’s degree in Buddhist Studies.