Critical Reading as Skillful Means
Mondays, Mar 1-Apr 5, 7:45-8:45 pm
In our age of information overload, it can be hard to know what we’re reading, especially given the outright lies being circulated, along with our very human tendency to read and hear things the way we want rather than pay attention to what’s actually being said. To compound matters, we join in—criticizing or praising an article, perhaps even recirculating it, for saying something it isn’t actually saying, adding to more confusion. This course will draw upon the teachings of the Buddhadharma that remind us to watch our leaning mind and also upon some of the strategies that instructor Steve Matuszak taught in college-level English classes about engaged reading practices that can help us slow down and see what texts are really saying (and what they’re not).
Led by Steve Matuszak
NOTE: The class will be held via Zoom. The Zoom invitation to join the Class Meeting will be provided in an email from the Dharma Field office before the first class.
Seniors, students: Enter SEN OR STU in the discount coupon box at checkout for $5 discount.