Hindu, Buddhist and Daoist Meditation: Cultural Histories
Publication Year: n.d.
Place of Publication: Oslo
Sources ID: 21124
Zotero Collections: Variations in Practice Detail, Daoist Contemplation, Hindu Contemplation, Buddhist Contemplation
Large waves of global interest in meditation over the last half century have all focused on techniques stemming from Hinduism, Buddhism and Daoism. This collection of essays explores selected topics from the historical traditions underlying such practices. The book ventures far beyond the well-known Hindu repetition of sounds, Buddhist attention to breath and body, and Daoist movement of limbs and bodily energies. A picture emerges of meditative traditions that are much richer and more diverse than our modern viewpoint typically acknowledges. Many of the practices are also shown to be of greater cultural relevance than commonly recognized. (Publishers description)