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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

Meditation has flourished in several components 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 historic India and China. This quantity brings jointly for the 1st time experiences of the foremost traditions of Asian meditation in addition to fabric on clinical ways to meditation. It delves deeply into the person traditions whereas viewing every one of them from an international viewpoint, analyzing either ancient and regular connections among meditative practices from various historic classes and assorted components of the Eurasian continent. It seeks to spot the cultural and historic 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 way of students from a number of fields, opens with chapters that debate the definition and type of meditation. those are by way of contributions on Yoga and Tantra, that are frequently subsumed less than the large 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 contemporary medical curiosity in meditation, which, regardless of its Western orientation, continues to be virtually completely considering practices of Asian origin.

Until many years in the past a tremendous drawback to the learn of particular meditation practices in the traditions explored right here was once a frequent scholarly orientation that prioritized doctrinal concerns and sociocultural contexts over real perform. The members search to counter this bias and complement issues over doctrine and context with the ancient learn of meditative practice.

Asian Traditions of Meditation will attraction widely 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

Meditation has flourished in numerous elements of the area ever because the foundations of the good 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 main traditions of Asian meditation in addition to fabric on clinical methods to meditation.

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