Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

28. What Kinds of Meditation are there in Buddhism?

Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

Dhivan Thomas Jones [+-]
University of Chester
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Dhivan Thomas Jones is a Lecturer in Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Chester. His research is mainly in the area of early Buddhist philosophy.

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Meditation in Buddhism is too diverse to be systematized, but this diversity is deceptive. Borrowing words from the Buddha, the many kinds of meditation in Buddhism have one taste: the taste of liberation. I will summarize the range under six headings, which are also some of the various words in Buddhism for what we call “meditation,” including the word bhāvanā or “development,” the most important term for the cultivation of positive states.

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Jones, Dhivan Thomas. 28. What Kinds of Meditation are there in Buddhism?. Buddhism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 136-140 Nov 2021. ISBN 9781800500907. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=40767. Date accessed: 23 Oct 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40767. Nov 2021

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