I am indebted to Valerie Hawes who inspired this conversation.
The title of this essay is Transforming Disciplines. You could
articulate those two words with the emphasis on the second word -
Transforming Disciplines - in which case, the essay would
be about disciplines that transform.
My intention however, is to put the emphasis on the first word -
Transforming Disciplines - so the essay is about
transforming all disciplines.
With Werner's work comes the possibility of bringing transformation to
all disciplines. So a Yogi practicing Hatha, would be a transformed
Hatha Yogi, and a Buddhist practicing Zen, would be a transformed Zen
The question then (ie the obvious question then) is this:
what exactly is the difference between a Hatha Yogi and a transformed
Hatha Yogi, and between a Zen Buddhist and a transformed Zen Buddhist?