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Hara - The Vital Center of Man (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Karlfried,Graf Von Durckheim

Hara - The Vital Center of Man (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)

Karlfried,Graf Von Durckheim

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EASTERN PHILOSOPHY "Hara is essential reading for all who inquire into the spiritual principles and practices that are fundamental to all wisdom traditions and natural healing professions." Don Stapleton, author of Self-Awakening Yoga When we speak of an individual's state, we are actually referring to something that transcends the duality of body and soul, something that reflects the entirety of a person's being. Because each of us is a unity of body and soul, there is no psychic structure or inner tension that is not reflected outwardly in the form and order of the body. When we find the physical center of the body we also find the psychological center of the soul. According to Zen masters, by correcting posture and breathing to balance this center, one can cultivate inner tranquillity and balance: the state called Hara. Karlfried Graf Durckheim shows the Western world how to overcome the physical and spiritual decay of modern life by adopting the age-old techniques of Japanese Zen masters. By leaving behind the "chest out-belly in" posture and attitude of the West and adopting the belly-centered posture and attitude of Hara, individuals can live a calm, grounded, and more balanced life. Included in this classic text are vital life force practices and translations of the wisdom teachings of three Japanese Zen masters. This book also explores how the practice of Hara emphasizes empirical learning and the cultivation of self-knowledge through the perfection of arts such as painting and archery. Karlfried Graf Durckheim (1896-1988) spent eight years in Japan before World War II and was a professor at the University of Kiel until Hitler's rise to power in 1933. In Japan he discovered ZenBuddhism in its various expressions and subsequently became a Western authority on the subject.

General

Imprint: Inner Traditions Bear And Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2004
First published: 2004
Authors: Karlfried,Graf Von Durckheim
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
Edition: 4th Revised edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-59477-024-1
Categories: Books > Humanities > Philosophy
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Non-Western philosophy
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Non-Western philosophy > Oriental & Indian philosophy
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Buddhism
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Buddhism > Zen Buddhism
Books > Philosophy > Non-Western philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Non-Western philosophy > Oriental & Indian philosophy
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Buddhism
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Buddhism > Zen Buddhism
LSN: 1-59477-024-7
Barcode: 9781594770241

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