Holistic features of traditional Chinese spiritual practices for personal cultivation

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Abstract

Traditional Chinese spiritual practices for personal cultivation take a great diversity of forms, including artistic pursuits. Many practitioners are adept at multiple practices, which all display fluidity and grace of movement, and harmony between "presence" and "non-presence". The aim is to achieve stillness as a state of mind, which would inform moral advancement and proper action. This stillness is underpinned by a spirit of reverence, directed at, among other things, our predecessors, fostering transtemporal communion of the present and the past. The well-being promoted by these practices is holistic, attesting to the inseparability of all aspects of the human person. Copyright © 2019 Taylor & Francis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational handbook of holistic education
EditorsJohn P. MILLER, Kelli NIGH, Marni J. BINDER, Bruce NOVAK, Sam CROWELL
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
Pages209-218
ISBN (Electronic)9781315112398
ISBN (Print)9781138082649, 9781138082656
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Citation

Wong, P. H. (2019). Holistic features of traditional Chinese spiritual practices for personal cultivation. In J. P. Miller, K. Nigh, M. J. Binder, B. Novak, & S. Crowell (Eds.), International handbook of holistic education (pp. 209-218). New York: Routledge.

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