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A Case Study in the Relationship of Mind to Body: Transforming the Embodied Mind

BALL, Mike (2015) A Case Study in the Relationship of Mind to Body: Transforming the Embodied Mind. Human Studies, 38 (3). pp. 391-407. ISSN 0163-8548

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This paper employs ethnographic research methods to study a Buddhist meditation practice that takes the walking body as its object. The mundane act of walking is transformed into a meditative object for the purpose of refining states of embodied consciousness. This meditation practice offers a glimpse of the relationship of body to mind, a fundamental concern within the philosophy of mind. The analytic focus of this paper is the practical nature of meditation work. Aspects of Buddhist Philosophy are explored and compared to analytic themes within Phenomenology and Ethnomethodology.

Item Type: Article
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies > Journalism, Humanities and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Paul JOHNSON
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 11:03
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 11:03
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/2892

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