Buddhist meditation and the consciousness of time
Abstract:This paper first reviews key Buddhist concepts of time anicca (impermanence), khanavada (instantaneous being) and uji (being time) and then describes the way in which a particular form of Bhuddist meditation, vipassana, may be thought to actualize them in human experience. The chief aim of the paper is to present a heuristic model of how vipassana meditation, by eroding dispositional tendencies rooted in the body-unconscious alters psychological time, transforming our felt-experience of time from a binding to a liberating force.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Dept, of Philosophy, Dominican College, 50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA.
Publication date: 1996-03-01