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To Enter, to be entered, to merge: The Role of Rel...
To Enter, to be entered, to merge: The Role of Religious Experience in the Traditions of Tantric Shaivism
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Dissertation | application/pdf (2014)

by Goldman, Robert P.

The present work comprises a detailed study of specific terms of discourse in the pre-twelfth century sources of esoteric "Tantric" Shaivism, both scriptural and exegetical, some of which are still unpublished and others of which are published only i...

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The effects of meditation on the mental and physic...
The effects of meditation on the mental and physical health of healthcare workers
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Dissertation | application/pdf (2009-05)

by Lam, Brian Trung

This study examined the effects of meditation on mental and physical health among healthcare workers who practiced some form of meditation. A qualitative approach was used to conduct face-to-face interviews with healthcare workers who regularly engag...

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Issues in śamatha and vipaśyanā: A comparative stu...
Issues in śamatha and vipaśyanā: A comparative study of Buddhist meditation
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Dissertation | application/pdf (2010)

by Chu, William

The union of śamatha (tranquility meditation) and vipaśyana (insight meditation) is the unique Buddhist path to deliverance. This dissertation explores various schemes of śamatha developed in distinct meditation systems, so as to analyze the differen...

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Dômoto Inshô (1891-1975) and Buddhist temple art i...
Dômoto Inshô (1891-1975) and Buddhist temple art in 20 century Japan
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Dissertation | application/pdf (2009)

by McCormick, Melissa

By focusing on the works of a single painter, Dômoto Inshô (1891-1975), this study provides one of the first attempts to delineate the shift of patronage, production and reception of twentieth-century Buddhist temple art in Japan against the rapidly ...

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A Study of Cognitive Linguistic Structure Based on...
A Study of Cognitive Linguistic Structure Based on the Four Conditions of the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā
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Dissertation | application/pdf (2013)

by Guruge, Ananda W.P.

The main purpose of this study is to depict Nagarjuna's implication on how he redefined the Four Conditions (catvārah pratyayā ) as the cognitive linguistic structure by allocating 32 functional metadata throughout the texts of Mūlamadhyamakakārikā (...