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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 numerous 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 reviews 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 an international standpoint, reading either ancient and regular connections among meditative practices from various ancient classes and diverse elements 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 research of meditation.

The booklet, accessibly written through 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 no longer frequently 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 clinical curiosity in meditation, which, regardless of its Western orientation, is still nearly completely serious about practices of Asian origin.

Until many years in the past a huge drawback to the research of particular meditation practices in the traditions explored right here was once a common scholarly orientation that prioritized doctrinal matters and sociocultural contexts over real perform. The members search to counter this bias and complement issues over doctrine and context with the old learn 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 non secular studies.

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