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By Sarah Shaw

ISBN-10: 041535918X

ISBN-13: 9780415359184

ISBN-10: 0415485681

ISBN-13: 9780415485685

Meditative perform lies on the middle of the Buddhist culture. This introductory anthology offers a consultant pattern of some of the types of meditations defined within the earliest physique of Buddhist scripture, the Pali canon.

It presents a vast creation to their conventional context and perform and offers clarification, context and doctrinal heritage to the topic of meditation. the most topics of the publication are the range and suppleness of ways that the Buddha teaches meditation from the facts of the canon. overlaying basic gains of Buddhist perform equivalent to posture, lay meditation, and meditative process it offers reviews either from the important early commentators on Buddhist perform, Upatissa and Buddhaghosa, and from respected smooth meditation lecturers in a couple of Theravadin traditions.

This is the 1st e-book on Pali Buddhism which introduces the reader to the big variety of the canon. It demonstrates that the Buddha's meditative culture nonetheless deals a direction of perform as mysterious, awe-inspiring but as freshly available because it used to be centuries in the past, and will be of curiosity to scholars and students of Buddhism in addition to Buddhist practitioners.

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