Cultural Histories of Meditation

This is a research project led by Professor Halvor Eifring at the University of Oslo.

After a conference at Tsing Hua University in Taiwan in 2009 and another conference at Acem International Retreat Centre Halvorsbøle in Norway in 2010, the following books have been published:

楊儒賓、馬淵昌也、艾皓德 主編:《東亞德靜坐傳統》,台北市,臺大出版中心,2012年。

Halvor Eifring (ed.): Meditation in Judaism, Christianity and Islam: Cultural Histories. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.

Halvor Eifring (ed.): Hindu, Buddhist and Daoist Meditation: Cultural Histories. Oslo: Hermes, 2014.

Several other books are in the pipeline.

Hindu, Buddhist and Daoist Meditation: Cultural Histories

Halvor Eifring (ed.)

Large waves of global interest in meditation over the last half century have all focused on techniques stemming from Hinduism, Buddhism and Daoism. This collection of essays explores selected topics from the historical traditions underlying such practices.