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Atmospheres of Breathing
Atmospheres of Breathing (June 2018)
Lenart Škof - Editor
Petri Berndtson - Editor

Attempts to think anew about philosophical questions from the perspective of breath and breathing.

As a physiological or biological matter, breath is mostly considered to be mechanical and thoughtless. By expanding on the insights of many religions and therapeutic practices, which emphasize the cultivation of breath, the contributors argue that breath should be understood as fundamentally and comprehensively intertwined with hum...(Read More)
 
 
The Intersubjective Turn
The Intersubjective Turn (December 2017)
Theoretical Approaches to Contemplative Learning and Inquiry across Disciplines
Olen Gunnlaugson - Editor
Charles Scott - Editor
Heesoon Bai - Editor
Edward W. Sarath - Editor

Examines key theoretical aspects of the emerging field of second-person contemplative education.

A first of its kind, this book maps out current academic approaches in higher education to second-person contemplative education, which addresses contemplative experience from an intersubjective perspective. Until recently, contemplative studies has emphasized a predominantly first-person standpoint, but the expansion and embrace of...(Read More)
 
 
Art as Contemplative Practice
Art as Contemplative Practice (September 2017)
Expressive Pathways to the Self
Michael A. Franklin - Author
Christopher Key Chapple - Foreword by

Art as yoga and meditation for artists, contemplative practitioners, art educators, and art therapists.

Drawing upon his personal experience as a practitioner-researcher, visual artist, and cancer survivor, Michael A. Franklin offers a rich and thought-provoking guide to art as contemplative practice. His firsthand experience and original artwork complement this extensive discussion by consulting various practice traditions i...(Read More)
 
 
Platonic Mysticism
Platonic Mysticism (September 2017)
Contemplative Science, Philosophy, Literature, and Art
Arthur Versluis - Author

Restores the Platonic history and context of mysticism and shows how it helps us understand more deeply the humanities as a whole, from philosophy and literature to art.

In Platonic Mysticism, Arthur Versluisclearly and tautly argues that mysticism must be properly understood as belonging to the great tradition of Platonism. He demonstrates how mysticism was historically understood in Western philosophic...(Read More)
 
 
New World Dharma
New World Dharma (April 2016)
Interviews and Encounters with Buddhist Teachers, Writers, and Leaders
Trevor Carolan - Author
Susan Moon - Foreword by

Interviews and profiles of spiritual and cultural figures influenced by Buddhism.
Based on Trevor Carolan’s interviews, profiles, and essays from the past twenty years, this book offers a fascinating and intimate look at many of the Buddhist (and Buddhist-inspired) spiritual and cultural leaders who have shaped our time. Drawn from the global mosaic of the arts and humanities, environmentalism, and governance, Carolan&rsqu...(Read More)
 
 
Contemplative Literature
Contemplative Literature (September 2015)
A Comparative Sourcebook on Meditation and Contemplative Prayer
Louis Komjathy - Editor

An anthology of primary texts on meditation and contemplative prayer from a wide range of religious traditions.

This is the first theoretically informed and historically accurate comparative anthology of primary texts on meditation and contemplative prayer. Written by international experts on the respective texts and corresponding traditions, Contemplative Literature provides introductions to and prim...(Read More)
 
 
Contemplative Learning and Inquiry across Disciplines
Contemplative Learning and Inquiry across Disciplines (August 2014)
Olen Gunnlaugson - Editor
Edward W. Sarath - Editor
Charles Scott - Editor
Heesoon Bai - Editor

A wide-ranging consideration of the emerging field of contemplative education.

Contemplative approaches to higher education have been gaining in popularity and application across a wide range of disciplines. Spurring conferences, a growing body of literature, and several academic programs or centers, these approaches promise to contribute significantly to higher education in the years to come. This volume provides...(Read More)
 
 
The Pursuit of Wisdom and Happiness in Education
The Pursuit of Wisdom and Happiness in Education (June 2014)
Historical Sources and Contemplative Practices
Sean Steel - Author

Explores the nature and role of wisdom in education.

Modern scholarship has struggled to come to terms with the meaning of wisdom and its significance in the field of education. This book examines the importance of pursuing wisdom in schools by turning to ancient and medieval sources for clarification concerning the nature of wisdom. Sean Steel argues that our current emphasis on the development of rigorous criti...(Read More)
 
 
Thinking through Thomas Merton
Thinking through Thomas Merton (February 2014)
Contemplation for Contemporary Times
Robert Inchausti - Author

Considers the legacy of Thomas Merton and his relevance for contemporary times.

With the publication of The Seven Storey Mountain in 1948, Thomas Merton became a bestselling author, writing about spiritual contemplation in a modern context. Although Merton (1915–1968) lived as a Trappist monk, he advocated a spiritual life that was not a retreat from the world, but an alternative to it, particularly...(Read More)
 
 
Practical Buddhism
Practical Buddhism (April 2013)
Mindfulness and Skillful Living in the Modern Era
Paramabandhu Groves - Author

Demonstrates the value of Buddhist practice and techniques in managing the multiple demands and challenges of everyday life.

Who was the Buddha and why did he become such a significant historical figure? What were his most important insights and teachings? What can he tell us about the universality of suffering and the potential for freedom? How can we live a life with growth and harmony and without emotional pai...(Read More)
 
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