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Asian Traditions of Meditation
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Asian Traditions of Meditation

Halvor Eifring

Abstract

Meditation has flourished in different parts of the world ever since the foundations of the great civilizations were laid. It played a vital role in the formation of Asian cultures that trace much of their heritage to ancient India and China. This volume brings together for the first time studies of the major traditions of Asian meditation as well as material on scientific approaches to meditation. It delves deeply into the individual traditions while viewing each of them from a global perspective, examining both historical and generic connections between meditative practices from numerous his ... More

Keywords: meditation, yoga, tantra, Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Daoism, Neo-Confucianism, Southeast Asia, China, Tibet, India

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780824855680
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824855680.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Halvor Eifring, editor
University of Oslo

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