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Purity of heart and contemplation : a monastic dialogue between Christian and Asian traditions /

Other Authors: Barnhart, Bruno, 1931-, Huang, Yuese.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Continuum, 2001
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Table of Contents:
  • Foreword: The Heart of Dialogue /
  • Thomas G. Hand
  • Preface: The Dialogue in Its Monastic Setting /
  • David Steindl-Rast
  • Introduction /
  • Bruno Barnhart and Joseph H. Wong
  • Pt. I.
  • Hinduism
  • 1.
  • Regaining the Lost Kingdom: Purity and Meditation in the Hindu Spiritual Tradition /
  • Pravrajika Vrajaprana
  • 2.
  • Heart Yoga: A Comparison of Two Texts, Pratyabhijna-hridayam (Kashmir, eleventh century) and Kaivalya-darsanam (West Bengal, nineteenth century) /
  • Thomas Matus
  • 3.
  • The Space in the Lotus of the Heart: The Anthropological Spirit in the Writings of Bede Griffiths /
  • Cyprian Consiglio
  • Pt. II.
  • Buddhism
  • 4.
  • Glistening Frost and Cooking Sand: Unalterable Aspects of Purity in Chan Buddhist Meditation /
  • Martin J. Verhoeven
  • 5.
  • Cleansing the Heart: Buddhist Bowing as Contemplation /
  • Heng Sure
  • 6.
  • The Historical Hui-neng, the Sixth Patriarch of Chan (Zen) Buddhism, in Dialogue with the Unknown Author of The Cloud of Unknowing /
  • Nicholas Koss
  • 7.
  • Zen and the Impurity of Purity /
  • Francis H. Cook
  • 8.
  • Zazen: A Path from Judgment to Love /
  • William Skudlarek
  • 9.
  • Sacred Fools and Monastic Rules: Zen Rule-Bending and the Training for Pure Hearts /
  • Taigen Dan Leighton
  • 10.
  • Doubt and Breakthrough in the Desert Fathers /
  • Kevin Hunt
  • Pt. III.
  • Taoism and Confucianism
  • 11.
  • The Taoist Tradition of Meditation: History, Transformation, and Comparison /
  • Liu Xiaogan
  • 12.
  • Chaos: The Thematic Continuity between Early Taoism and the Way of the Golden Elixir /
  • Paul Crowe
  • 13.
  • Through Detachment to Vision: Chuang Tzu and Meister Eckhart /
  • Joseph H. Wong
  • 14.
  • Benedictine Humility and Confucian "Sincerity" /
  • Donald Corcoran
  • Pt. IV.
  • Christian and Western Perspectives
  • 15.
  • Purity of Heart: Discovering What You Really Want /
  • Laurence Freeman
  • 16.
  • On the Re-creating of Desire and Purity of Heart: An Exploration /
  • Bede Healey
  • 17.
  • Purity of Heart: A Dialogue /
  • Mary Margaret Funk
  • 18.
  • Christian Self-Understanding in the Light of the East: New Birth and Unitive Consciousness /
  • Bruno Barnhart.