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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 realm ever because the foundations of the nice civilizations have been laid. It performed an important function within the formation of Asian cultures that hint a lot in their background to historical India and China. This quantity brings jointly for the 1st time stories 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 each one of them from a world point of view, studying either ancient and wide-spread connections among meditative practices from a number of ancient classes and varied elements of the Eurasian continent. It seeks to spot the cultural and ancient peculiarities of Asian colleges of meditation whereas spotting simple positive factors of meditative perform throughout cultures, thereby taking step one towards a framework for the comparative examine of meditation.

The e-book, accessibly written by means of students from numerous fields, opens with chapters that debate the definition and category of meditation. those are by means of contributions on Yoga and Tantra, that are usually subsumed less than 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, continues to be nearly solely inquisitive about practices of Asian origin.

Until many years in the past a tremendous main issue to the learn of particular meditation practices in the traditions explored the following used to be a frequent scholarly orientation that prioritized doctrinal matters and sociocultural contexts over real perform. The individuals search to counter this bias and complement matters over doctrine and context with the old research of meditative practice.

Asian Traditions of Meditation will attraction commonly 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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