A Neo-Confucian Engagement of Centering Prayer in Forming the Self
Based on teachings about human nature and the quiet practice advocated by Thomas Keating (1923-present) and Zhu Xi朱熹(1130-1200), this paper attempts to draw Neo-Confucian insights (e.g., the li-qi theory, the zhong-yong principle, and complementary-polarity), into the teaching on Centering Prayer and forming the self. I argue that viewed through the lens of Neo-Confucianism, contemplative practice is indispensable for the transformation of selfhood.
centering prayer, quiet-sitting, Neo-Confucianism, religious dialogue, contemplation
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.