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 numerous elements 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 background to historical India and China. This quantity brings jointly for the 1st time reviews of the foremost traditions of Asian meditation in addition to fabric on medical ways 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 prevalent connections among meditative practices from a number of ancient classes and assorted elements of the Eurasian continent. It seeks to spot the cultural and ancient peculiarities of Asian colleges of meditation whereas spotting uncomplicated positive aspects of meditative perform throughout cultures, thereby taking step one towards a framework for the comparative examine of meditation.
The ebook, accessibly written by means of students from numerous fields, opens with chapters that debate the definition and category of meditation. those are through contributions on Yoga and Tantra, that are usually subsumed below the huge label of Hinduism; Jainism and Sikhism, Indian traditions now not often linked to meditation; Buddhist methods present in Southeast Asia, Tibet, and China; and the indigenous chinese language traditions, Daoism and Neo-Confucianism. the ultimate bankruptcy explores contemporary medical curiosity in meditation, which, regardless of its Western orientation, continues to be virtually completely focused on practices of Asian origin.
Until many years in the past an important main issue to the learn of particular meditation practices in the traditions explored the following was once a common scholarly orientation that prioritized doctrinal concerns and sociocultural contexts over genuine perform. The participants search to counter this bias and complement matters over doctrine and context with the old research of meditative practice.
Asian Traditions of Meditation will allure extensively 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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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