New PDF release: Asian Traditions of Meditation

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 several components of the area ever because the foundations of the nice civilizations have been laid. It performed an essential position within the formation of Asian cultures that hint a lot in their history to historic 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 methods to meditation. It delves deeply into the person traditions whereas viewing each one of them from an international standpoint, reading either old and conventional connections among meditative practices from a number of historic sessions and diversified elements of the Eurasian continent. It seeks to spot the cultural and old peculiarities of Asian faculties of meditation whereas spotting uncomplicated positive factors of meditative perform throughout cultures, thereby taking step one towards a framework for the comparative learn of meditation.

The ebook, accessibly written by means of students from a number of fields, opens with chapters that debate the definition and category of meditation. those are by way of contributions on Yoga and Tantra, that are usually subsumed below the wide label of Hinduism; Jainism and Sikhism, Indian traditions no longer often 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 clinical curiosity in meditation, which, regardless of its Western orientation, is still nearly solely serious about practices of Asian origin.

Until many years in the past a big quandary to the learn of particular meditation practices in the traditions explored right here was once a frequent scholarly orientation that prioritized doctrinal matters and sociocultural contexts over genuine perform. The individuals search to counter this bias and complement matters over doctrine and context with the historic research of meditative practice.

Asian Traditions of Meditation will allure largely to readers attracted to meditation, mindfulness, and spirituality and people within the rising box of contemplative schooling, in addition to scholars and students of Asian and spiritual studies.

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Asian Traditions of Meditation 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

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