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dc.contributor.authorJacobs, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-17T13:08:16Z
dc.date.available2018-05-17T13:08:16Z
dc.date.issued2014-09-30
dc.identifier.citationJacobs, S. (2014) 'Inner Peace and Global Harmony: Individual Wellbeing and Global Solutions in the Art of Living', Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research, 6 (4) p.873
dc.identifier.issn2000-1525
dc.identifier.doi10.3384/cu.2000.1525.146873
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/621287
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the discourse in the Art of Living (AOL), a Hindu derived transnational meditation movement, which suggests that solutions to global problems are best addressed at the individual level. Ethnographic fieldwork, qualitative interviews and an analysis of published material suggest that the primary concern of the AOL is the reduction of stress and anxiety for the individual practitioner. This reduction of stress not only means that the individual practitioner develops ‘inner peace’, but also contributes to global harmony. AOL is an exemplar of ‘therapeutic solutions’, which are characterized by disillusionment with established institutions and a quest for inner meaning. AOL articulates this therapeutic solution, not only in terms of narcissistic needs, but links this quest for inner meaning to wider social and global concerns
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherLiköping University
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.cultureunbound.ep.liu.se/article.asp?DOI=10.3384/cu.2000.1525.146873
dc.subjectArt of Living
dc.subjectspirituality
dc.subjecttheodicy
dc.subjectHinduism
dc.subjectmeditation
dc.titleInner peace and global harmony: Individual wellbeing and global solutions in the art of living
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalCulture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-21T15:26:03Z
html.description.abstractThis paper explores the discourse in the Art of Living (AOL), a Hindu derived transnational meditation movement, which suggests that solutions to global problems are best addressed at the individual level. Ethnographic fieldwork, qualitative interviews and an analysis of published material suggest that the primary concern of the AOL is the reduction of stress and anxiety for the individual practitioner. This reduction of stress not only means that the individual practitioner develops ‘inner peace’, but also contributes to global harmony. AOL is an exemplar of ‘therapeutic solutions’, which are characterized by disillusionment with established institutions and a quest for inner meaning. AOL articulates this therapeutic solution, not only in terms of narcissistic needs, but links this quest for inner meaning to wider social and global concerns


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