World Religion

 

World Religion Tour of Waukesha County

Instructor, Michael Mullooly, MA

Christianity is not the only religion practiced in Waukesha County. There are other less popular but equally valid paths to the divine. Get out of your comfort zone and expand your horizons by exploring the faith traditions of Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism and Buddhism. Join us for a world religion tour of Waukesha County in a non-judgmental search for truth. We carpool from UW-Waukesha and will enjoy lunch along the way. Peace, shalom, shanti!

Class meets Friday, Oct 17, 6:30pm-8:30pm; Tour meets Saturday, Oct 18, 8:00am-5:00pm

Cost: $89, lunch included

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Wisdom of the West: Judaism, Christianity, Islam

Instructor, Michael Mullooly, MA

In the West God is a person. In the East all persons are God. Since Western religions understand God to be a person, the emphasis is on establishing and maintaining a relationship with Him, and from that relationship, achieve salvation. The objective of this course is to explore the spiritual wisdom of the great monotheistic religions of the West --Judaism, Christianity and Islam. To do so, we will investigate the core beliefs, the historical development, and the spiritual practices of each faith tradition. We will also delve into their most important sacred writings, and examine their sacred art. Through our study of Western religious history, philosophy and spiritual practice, we will be able to integrate the Wisdom of the West into our lives.

Class meets every Wednesday, Sept 17-Oct 22, 6:30pm-8:30pm, $109

Save! Register by 9/3 for $99!

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Wisdom of the East: Buddhism, Taoism and Hinduism

Instructor, Michael Mullooly, MA

In the East all persons are understood to be divine. Hence, the key practice in Eastern religions is to wake up to the knowledge that we are divine, and from that awareness achieve enlightenment. Eastern religions emphasize harmony and oneness, and thus have much to offer those with demanding, hectic lives. The objective of this course is to explore the spiritual wisdom of Buddhism, Taoism and Hinduism. To do so, we will investigate the historical development of each religion, delve into their most important sacred writings, and examine their sacred art. We will also examine each religion’s key spiritual practice, such as Buddhist meditation, Taoist alchemy, and Hindu yoga. Through our study of Eastern religious history, philosophy and spiritual practice, we will be able to integrate the Wisdom of the East into our lives.

Class meets every Wednesday, Nov 5-Dec 10, 6:30pm-8:30pm, $109

Save! Register by 10/22 for $99!

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Vedic Philosophy: India’s Ancient Religious Philosophy

Instructor, Vinod Chaudhary

Are you a curious person, a thinker, or just want answers to your unanswered questions? The Vedic Philosophy encompasses the oldest spiritual texts of any religion in the world and its subjects are broad and numerous. The main purpose of the Vedic literature is to establish knowledge of the Absolute Truth and the process of attaining the highest levels of self-realization. Students will learn about the Vedas which are the original scriptures of Hindu teachings. We will discuss why the Vedic literature, with its philosophical maxims, has stood the test of time and how it can open your eyes to the universe.

Class meets every Thursday, Oct 2-Nov 6, 6:00pm-8:00pm, $99

Save! Register by 8/21 for $89!

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Buddhist Meditation

Instructor, Michael Mullooly, MA

This course is a great introduction to Zen Buddhism, which teaches that the goal and the means are one and the same: when you meditate, you are the Buddha. Meditation is an internal discipline that quiets the mind. Practiced by Buddhists for over 2,500 years, meditation leads to enlightenment. The objective of this course is to establish and stabilize your own practice of zazen or “sitting meditation”. Ideal for the beginner, we will emphasize zazen in its most basic, practical aspects: posture, breath, sitting in comfort. You will walk away from this course trained in an ancient and beautiful practice that is the physical expression of enlightened wisdom.

Class meets every Thursday, Sept 18 – Oct 23, 6:30pm-8:30pm. $109

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New! Buddhist Studies Certificate

Beginning this spring, UW-Waukesha is excited to announce our new Buddhist Studies Certificate with instructor Michael Mullooly! Many students have been asking and we are proud to begin class offerings this spring. From its roots in Asia twenty-five centuries ago, Buddhism still exists as one of the major spiritual forces in today’s world. Its compelling insights into human existence offer an ancient yet relevant alternative to the materialism of the modern age. The Buddhist Studies program offers a solid grounding in the Buddhist path. Knowledge of this path can assist mental health workers, religious professionals, artists, educators, and wisdom seekers in their endeavors. 

Courses

  • Introduction to Buddhism
  • Buddhist Iconography
  • History of Zen Buddhism
  • Buddhist Meditation
  • Buddhist Literature
  • History of Buddhist Thought
  • Tibetan Buddhism
  • Master Class in Buddhist Studies

Buddhism has the power to transform cultures as well as individual lives. When one completes the eight course sequence, a Certificate in Buddhist Studies will be awarded. Interested? Call Continuing Education at 262-521-5460 for more information!

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