Judith L. Lief

Magazine Meditation & Practice

Bowing: Prostrations

In Asia, prostrating is a familiar expression of deep respect. In India, it is customary to honor one’s parents by prostrating at their feet. Tibetans wouldn’t consider approaching a major teacher without prostrating. In turn, teachers often begin their instructions with a bow. However, as Westerners we tend to think of prostrating as a gesture […]

By Judith L. Lief
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