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Meditation and culture : the interplay of practice and context

Author: Halvor Eifring
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edition first published 2017View all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Halvor Eifring
ISBN: 1350036269 9781350036260
OCLC Number: 962437162
Notes: Previously published in hardcover: 2015.
Description: x, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsList of ContributorsIntroduction 1 Meditative Practice and Cultural Context, Halvor EifringSection 1 Traveling Practices 2 The Daoist Adaptation of Buddhist Insight Meditation, Livia Kohn3 Ignatian Visual Meditation in Seventeenth-Century China, Nicolas Standaert4 Modern Meditation in the Context of Science, Oyvind Ellingsen and Are HolenSection 2 Competing Practices 5 Mindfulness and Mindlessness in Early Chan, Robert H. Sharf6 Reverence and Quietude in Neo-Confucianism, Rur-bin Yang7 Meditative Pluralism in Hanshan Deqing, Halvor EifringSection 3 Competing Cultures 8 The Hindi Sants' Two Yogic Paths to the Formless Lord, Daniel Gold9 Inner Islamization in Java, Paul D. Stange10 Cinnabar-fi eld Meditation in Korea, Don BakerSection 4 Cultural Mosaics 11 Tibetan Choed as Practiced by Ani Lochen Rinpoche, Hanna Havnevik12 Vedic Chanting as a Householder's Meditation Practice in the Tamil Saiva Siddhanta Tradition, M. D. Muthukumaraswamy13 Spontaneous Thoughts in Meditative Traditions, Halvor EifringNotesReferencesIndex
Responsibility: edited by Halvor Eifring.


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