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
Meditation has flourished in several elements of the realm ever because the foundations of the good civilizations have been laid. It performed an important position within the formation of Asian cultures that hint a lot in their historical past to old India and China. This quantity brings jointly for the 1st time stories of the foremost traditions of Asian meditation in addition to fabric on clinical techniques to meditation. It delves deeply into the person traditions whereas viewing each one of them from a world point of view, reading either historic and commonplace connections among meditative practices from various ancient classes and varied elements of the Eurasian continent. It seeks to spot the cultural and historic peculiarities of Asian colleges of meditation whereas spotting simple positive aspects 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 class of meditation. those are by way of contributions on Yoga and Tantra, that are frequently subsumed below the large label of Hinduism; Jainism and Sikhism, Indian traditions no longer often linked to meditation; Buddhist techniques present in Southeast Asia, Tibet, and China; and the indigenous chinese language traditions, Daoism and Neo-Confucianism. the ultimate bankruptcy explores fresh medical curiosity in meditation, which, regardless of its Western orientation, is still virtually solely thinking about practices of Asian origin.
Until many years in the past a massive problem to the research of particular meditation practices in the traditions explored the following used to be a frequent scholarly orientation that prioritized doctrinal concerns and sociocultural contexts over genuine perform. The members search to counter this bias and complement matters over doctrine and context with the ancient learn of meditative practice.
Asian Traditions of Meditation will charm largely 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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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