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 Experience, Purpose, Pedagogy, and Theory: Ritual Activities in the Classroom

Mark I. Wallace

in Teaching Ritual

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195176452
eISBN:
9780199785308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176452.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses how fresh reactions to 9/11 were dealt with in the classroom. In a class on religion and ecology, a variety of contemplative practices and social fieldwork projects were used, ... More


Dark Contemplation and Epistemic Transformation: The Analytic Theologian Re‐Meets Teresa of Ávila

Sarah Coakley

in Analytic Theology: New Essays in the Philosophy of Theology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199203567
eISBN:
9780191708190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203567.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores the mystical writings of St Teresa of Ávila with an eye to providing certain correctives to analytic appropriations of St Teresa's work. It begins with a playful feminist ... More


The Perfection of Meditation

Dale S. Wright

in The Six Perfections: Buddhism and the Cultivation of Character

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195382013
eISBN:
9780199870332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382013.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 5 is divided into two sections. The first section presents an overview of the Mahayana Buddhist teachings on the perfection of meditation, dhyānapāramitā. The second section inquires into ... More


Telos: Practicing Paradise

Douglas E. Christie

in The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199812325
eISBN:
9780199979745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812325.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

For those of us living at this particular moment of history, the loss of paradise is increasingly experienced through the loss of biological diversity, the extinction of species, and the erosion of ... More


Teaching with Tenderness: Toward an Embodied Practice

Becky Thompson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041167
eISBN:
9780252099731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041167.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Teaching with Tenderness follows in the tradition of bell hooks’ Teaching to Transgress and Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed, inviting us to draw upon contemplative practices (yoga, ... More


Cell: The Porous Self: Community and Intersubjectivity from the Inner Room

Paula Pryce

in The Monk's Cell: Ritual and Knowledge in American Contemplative Christianity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190680589
eISBN:
9780190680619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680589.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter narrates one woman’s story of illness and a “conscious death” as an exemplification of committed, mature contemplative practice. A long-time inter-religious contemplative practitioner ... More


Contemplative Practice

Kelly Bulkeley

in Big Dreams: The Science of Dreaming and the Origins of Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199351534
eISBN:
9780199351565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351534.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the cross-cultural phenomenon of contemplative practice in dreaming. Methods of meditation and prayer can alter people’s states of consciousness in sleep and dreaming, something ... More


Living Ex-centrically

Mark Freeman

in The Priority of the Other: Thinking and Living Beyond the Self

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199759309
eISBN:
9780199369485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759309.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter looks toward our prospects for living our lives in such a way that the priority of the Other is focal. There are a great many forces, internal as well as external, that conspire to make ... More


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