Stopping and Reading: Zen Contemplative Practices and Literary Study
Short Title: Stopping and Reading
Format: Web Article
Sources ID: 22438
Zotero Collections: Contemplation by Applied Subject, Humanities and Contemplation, English and Literature Learning and Contemplation, Higher Education and Contemplation, Education and Contemplation
This project explores the integration of Zen Buddhist contemplative practices with practices entailed in academic, especially literary, reading. The mindfulness cultivated through Zen practices, and the ethical awareness that can spring from that mindfulness can inspire an academic reading practice that is both faithful to the particulars of a text’s form and sensitive to its ethical and political implications.