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 nice 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 key 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 a world standpoint, studying either old and everyday connections among meditative practices from various old classes and assorted components of the Eurasian continent. It seeks to spot the cultural and old peculiarities of Asian colleges of meditation whereas spotting uncomplicated good points of meditative perform throughout cultures, thereby taking step one towards a framework for the comparative learn of meditation.
The ebook, accessibly written through students from a number of fields, opens with chapters that debate the definition and class of meditation. those are by means of contributions on Yoga and Tantra, that are frequently subsumed less than the extensive 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 fresh medical curiosity in meditation, which, regardless of its Western orientation, continues to be virtually completely eager about practices of Asian origin.
Until many years in the past an incredible concern to the research 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 members search to counter this bias and complement issues over doctrine and context with the historic research of meditative practice.
Asian Traditions of Meditation will attraction greatly 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