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Book: The Five Principles of Middle Way Philosophy

Chapter: a. The Middle Way as a Framework of Practices

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44192


The practices discussed in this section of the book all contribute to an effective long-term response to absolutization. All need to be shaped by the five principles. The Middle Way as a whole provides an account of why these practices are beneficial and how they inter-relate. It can also become a ready basis for archetypal symbolism to inspire our practice. The Threefold Practice is a taxonomy for Middle Way practices based on the levels of integration (desire meaning and belief) in connection with whether they operate at individual or socio-political level.

Chapter Contributors

  • Robert Ellis ( - rmellis) 'Middle Way Society'