Halvor Eifring,Edwin F. Bryant,Madhu Khanna,Johannes's Asian Traditions of Meditation PDF


By Halvor Eifring,Edwin F. Bryant,Madhu Khanna,Johannes Bronkhorst,Kristina Myrvold,Sarah Shaw,Geoffrey Samuel,Morten Schlutter,Harold D. Roth,Masaya Mabuchi,Are Holen

ISBN-10: 082485568X

ISBN-13: 9780824855680

ISBN-10: 0824876679

ISBN-13: 9780824876678

Meditation has flourished in numerous components of the area ever because the foundations of the nice civilizations have been laid. It performed a necessary position within the formation of Asian cultures that hint a lot in their history to historical India and China. This quantity brings jointly for the 1st time reports of the main traditions of Asian meditation in addition to fabric on clinical techniques to meditation. It delves deeply into the person traditions whereas viewing every one of them from a world standpoint, interpreting either old and standard connections among meditative practices from a number of old classes and assorted components of the Eurasian continent. It seeks to spot the cultural and old peculiarities of Asian faculties of meditation whereas spotting easy gains of meditative perform throughout cultures, thereby taking step one towards a framework for the comparative examine of meditation.

The publication, accessibly written by way of students from numerous fields, opens with chapters that debate the definition and class of meditation. those are by means of contributions on Yoga and Tantra, that are usually subsumed below the wide label of Hinduism; Jainism and Sikhism, Indian traditions now not frequently linked to meditation; Buddhist ways present in Southeast Asia, Tibet, and China; and the indigenous chinese language traditions, Daoism and Neo-Confucianism. the ultimate bankruptcy explores contemporary medical curiosity in meditation, which, regardless of its Western orientation, is still nearly solely eager about practices of Asian origin.

Until many years in the past a tremendous crisis to the learn of particular meditation practices in the traditions explored right here used to be a common scholarly orientation that prioritized doctrinal concerns and sociocultural contexts over genuine perform. The individuals search to counter this bias and complement issues over doctrine and context with the historic examine of meditative practice.

Asian Traditions of Meditation will attraction commonly to readers drawn to meditation, mindfulness, and spirituality and people within the rising box of contemplative schooling, in addition to scholars and students of Asian and non secular studies.

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