The Experience of Insight


Author: Joseph Goldstein

Publisher: Buddhist Publication Society

ISBN: 9552402778

Category: Religion

Page: 158

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Every so often, a book appears that has a special value for people who are students of the nature of reality. Joseph Goldstein teaches meditation as a method of experiencing things as they are, entering the remarkable flow of the mind/body process. This work, comprised of unusually clear instructions and discourses given during a 30-day Vipassana meditation retreat, is a day-to-day journey into Mind.

The Experience of Samadhi

An In-depth Exploration of Buddhist Meditation


Author: Richard Shankman

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834824010

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Dharma practice comprises a wide range of wise instructions and skillful means. As a result, meditators may be exposed to a diversity of approaches to the core teachings and the meditative path—and that can be confusing at times. In this clear and accessible exploration, Dharma teacher and longtime meditator Richard Shankman unravels the mix of differing, sometimes conflicting, views and traditional teachings on how samadhi (concentration) is understood and taught. In part one, Richard Shankman explores the range of teachings and views about samadhi in the Theravada Pali tradition, examines different approaches, and considers how they can inform and enrich our meditation practice. Part two consists of a series of interviews with prominent contemporary Theravada and Vipassana (Insight) Buddhist teachers. These discussions focus on the practical experience of samadhi, bringing the theoretical to life and offering a range of applications of the different meditation techniques.

The Experience of Meaning


Author: Jan Zwicky

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773558500

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

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The aim of this book is a recovery of interest in the experience of meaning. Jan Zwicky defends the claim that we experience meaning in the apprehension of wholes and their internal structural relations, providing examples of such insight in mathematics and physics, literature, music, and Plato's ancient theory of forms. Taken together, these essays constitute a powerful indictment of the aggressive reductionism and the reliance on calculative modes of thought that dominate our present conception of understanding. The Experience of Meaning proposes a more just epistemology, arguing for a new grammar of thought, a new way of understanding the relationship of human intelligence to the world. Engaging with philosophy, psychology, literature, fine arts, music, and environmental studies in a profound way, The Experience of Meaning will interest any reader who ponders the question of meaning and its relation to true human expression.

The Experience of Divine Guidance

A Qualitative Study of the Human Endeavor to Seek, Receive, and Follow Guidance from a Perceived Divine Source


Author: Mark Allan Kaplan

Publisher: Original Gravity

ISBN: 097979806X


Page: 477

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Complexity and the Experience of Leading Organizations


Author: Douglas Griffin,Ralph D. Stacey

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415366922

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 9010

The contributors to this book are leaders, consultants or managers in organizations who provide narrative accounts of their actual work and daily experience. They explore how the perspective of complex responsive processes assists them to make sense of their experience and so to develop their practice. Offering a different method of making sense of an individual's experience in a rapidly changing world, this book uses reflective accounts of ordinary everyday life in organizations rather than idealized accounts. The editors' commentary introduces and contextualizes these experiences as well as drawing out key themes for further research.

The Experience of God

An Invitation to Do Theology


Author: Dermot A. Lane

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809123940

Category: Experience (Religion)

Page: 87

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'The Experience Of God: An Invitation To Do Theology' is an exciting synthesis of topical issues such as experience and God, revelation and history, faith and unbelief.

The Experience of Jewish Liturgy

Studies Dedicated to Menahem Schmelzer


Author: Debra Reed Blank

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004201351

Category: Religion

Page: 356

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This edited collection honors Menahem Schmelzer's influence upon the field of Jewish liturgy. Three generations of scholars apply different analytical methods to varying texts and ritual occasions, providing an up-to-date picture of the field and its implications for related areas.

The Experience of Human Communication

Body, Flesh, and Relationship


Author: Frank J. Macke

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 161147549X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 258

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The Experience of Human Communication approaches everyday communication as a philosophical and psychological matter. Using insights from Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger, and Foucault, Frank Macke stresses that human communication—and with it, the human body—is, first and foremost, a relational phenomenon involving friends and family.