Santa Clara University

Religious Studies department

Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0335
t: (408) 551-7829
f: (408) 554-2387

Location: Kenna Hall

Sarita Stella Tamayo-Moraga, Ph. D.

Senior Lecturer

Sarita Tamayo-Moraga received her B.A. from University of Texas and her Ph.D. in History of Christianity from University of Chicago in 2002. She taught at San Jose City College from Spring 2002-Summer 2004 and joined the Santa Clara faculty in Spring 2003. Her research focuses on comparative mysticism with a focus on Zen and Catholicism, the use of mindfulness in pedagogy, and transformative scholarship and learning.

RSOC 9 Ways of Understanding Religion
RSOC 106 Zen in Theory and Practice
TESP 71 Mysticism in Catholicism
TESP 72 Comparative Mysticism
TESP 171 Mysticism in Action: Zen and Catholicism
LEAD 1 Lead Seminar

Selected Publications: (for a complete list, access CV here)
“Zen and the Transformation of Emotional and Physical Stress into Well-Being,” co-written with Darlene Cohen, in Thomas Plante, ed., Contemplative Practices in Action: Spirituality, Meditation, and Health. ABC-CLIO (2010)

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