SACRED SPACES SUMMER INSTITUTE
May 29- June 12, 2012
This institute will explore the concept of sacred space by examining three areas where human beings, through their cultures, have assigned the quality of sacredness: sacred land, sacred architecture, and the sacred space in the heart.
- seek to understand what makes the natural landscape, a building, or the soul sacred to different cultures and religions
- examine these three images of the sacred and their web-like confluence using academic study and on-site experience
- reflect on their discoveries and share insights through small group participation
To take the institute for credit register for REL393-01. There will be an additional fee for field trips which will not exceed $50 .
To take the course for non-credit, please contact Caroline Murphy at 845-257-2907 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. The price to attend this institute as a non-credit participant will be $300, which includes course instruction, materials and field trips, excluding transportation.
Class meets on nine afternoons and four weekend field trips.
Tuesdays, 5/29, 6/5 1 - 3:30pm
Wednesdays, 5/39, 6/6 1 - 4:00pm
Thursdays, 5/31, 6/7 1 - 4:00pm
Fridays, 6/1, 6/8 1 - 4:00pm
Final exam Tuesday, 6/12 2-4:00pm
Mohonk Preserve, Gardiner, NY - Saturday, 6/2 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bluecliff Monastery, Pine Bush, NY - Sunday, 6/3 9:30am - 1:00pm
St. John the Divine Cathedral, New York, NY - Saturday, 6/9 10:30am - 3:30pm
Shanti Mandir Hindu Temple, Walden, NY - Sunday, 6/10 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Undergraduate students are expected to attend all sessions and field trips. Non-credit participants must attend the May 29 session. They may attend all or part of the subsequent class meetings and field trips. The fee will not be prorated.