Dancing with Dharma

Essays on Movement and Dance in Western Buddhism

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Harrison Blum
  • Jefferson, NC: 
    McFarland Books
    , February
     284 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Both Buddhism and dance invite the practitioner into present-moment embodiment. The rise of Western Buddhism, sacred dance and dance/movement therapy, along with the mindfulness meditation boom, has created opportunities for Buddhism to inform dance aesthetics and for Buddhist practice to be shaped by dance.

This collection of new essays documents the innovative work being done at the intersection of Buddhism and dance. The contributors—scholars, choreographers and Buddhist masters—discuss movement, performance, ritual and theory, among other topics. The final section provides a variety of guided practices.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Harrison Blum is director of religious and spiritual life and campus chaplain at Emerson College, and is an authorized Community Dharma Leader in the Insight Meditation tradition. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.




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