Buddhist meditation and the consciousness of time
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: March 1, 1996
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