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

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Spiritual Practice
Stillness
Pursuit
Fluidity
Person
Well-being
Harmony
Reverence
State of Mind
Communion
Grace

Bibliographical note

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.