Dancing with Dharma: Essays on Movement and Dance in Western Buddhism

I am excited and honoured to have two chapters – ‘Cast: Embodying ground, path, and fruition in early embryology’ (theory), and ‘Exploring ground, path, and fruition in early embryology (guided practice) – in the new collection Dancing with Dharma, edited by Harrison Blum and published by McFarland. Available now in print, ebook and kindle formats.


About the Book
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.

Dancing with Dharma
Essays on Movement and Dance in Western Buddhism
Edited by Harrison Blum

Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-9809-3
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4766-2350-4
24 photos, notes, bibliography, index
284pp. softcover (7 x 10) 2016