Teaching Awareness in the Buddhist Tradition
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Teaching Awareness in the Buddhist Tradition provides important contributions to understanding the teaching of mindfulness or awareness (Pāli sati, Sanskrit smṛti) in Buddhism and related traditions, examined in original ways through a collection of articles that approach this theme from different perspectives including philosophical, philological, exegetic, and anthropological. This volume is dedicated to Professor Corrado Pensa, a well-known Buddhist scholar and practitioner who has played an important role in spreading Buddhist practice through Italy and internationally. The majority of this book is based on the scholarly output of Professor Pensa’s former students, who engage in research on various topics concerning Buddhist awareness and other related topics. The last section consists of essays by contemporary meditation teachers offered as tribute to Corrado Pensa through reflections on practical topics such as developing attention in ordinary life, mindfulness of breathing, and awareness as wisdom. This volume integrates the theory and practice of the Buddhist tradition, and will be a valuable resource to both academics and practitioners of Buddhism.
Published: Aug 1, 2023
A welcome contribution to Buddhist Studies. The main part of this book is dedicated to the scholarly output of Professor Corrado Pensa's former students whereas the last section consists of essays from contemporary meditation teachers. A valuable aspect of this book is thus the integration of two aspects of the Buddhist tradition, i.e., theory and practice.
Dr Tamara Ditrich, University of Sydney and University of Ljubljana
Presents a highly interesting and original collection of articles on a variety of specific topics related to awareness.
Dr Cristina Pecchia, University of Vienna and Austrian Academy of Sciences