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Published: 13 October 2011

250 Pages


ISBN: 9780199793822

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Knowing Body, Moving Mind

Ritualizing and Learning at Two Buddhist Centers

Patricia Q Campbell

Oxford Ritual Studies

  • An expansion of the usual conception of ritualizing beyond physical postures and gestures.
  • A focus on ritualizing rather than formal ritual.
  • Repetitive mental acts in meditation are shown to train the mind to develop new skills in the same way that physical postures and gestures train the body.
  • An exploration of the ways in which the body-mind learns. The study regards the mind as embodied and gestural and the whole of the body as a knowing entity.

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