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Buddhist Meditation and the Consciousness of Time
Journal of Consciousness Studies
  • Philip Novak, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Dominican University of California
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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 [sic] 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 bind to a liberating force.


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Philip Novak. "Buddhist Meditation and the Consciousness of Time" Journal of Consciousness Studies Vol. 3 Iss. 3 (1996) p. 267 - 277 ISSN: 1355-8250
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