Contemplative Traditions—the first repeated course cluster in the history of the 360° program—brings together historical, cultural, psychological, and religious perspectives in its study of mindful and contemplative traditions.
A centerpiece of the Contemplative Traditions 360° is a two-week trip to Western Japan to visit temples and other sacred sites.
Photographer Ko Sasaki joined the group for a portion of this year's trip and sent back the images shown below. The images can also be found in this online gallery.
For more about the trip, read Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl’s blog—which covers the current and past 360° trips—it's updated frequently with posts and photo galleries and provides detailed insights and information about the groups’ travels and experiences.
The trip was supported by a generous grant from the Japan Foundation's Japan-America Collegiate Exchange Travel Program.