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I wonder simply what the difference is between walking and sitting meditation in terms of value on the path. I have been practicing walking meditation for some time without any seeming result. Is it ...

Upon asking questions previously, I wondered some things about my meditation. In meditation, I often experienced greatly reduced thoughts, almost no thoughts; but, the sensations at the tip of the ...

Recently I heard from a group of commentators that the Bodhi tree, a tree species which Buddha choose to attain enlightenment under, was actually known to have medicinal properties. Has anyone ever ...

I’m conducting research into the phenomena of Buddhist Jhanas/Dhyanas, and am looking for a good place to start. In addition to primary sources that discuss what this phenomena is, how would you ...

I have been practicing samatha, vipassana and metta meditations for over a year. I came frequently across articles (and questions on this site, primarly this one) describing other types of meditation,...

I have been practicing what I believe is insight meditation for over 5 or 6 years now in the Mahasi tradition but still very frequently I feel like Im not doing it right or something. I suppose I ...

What has buddha told about dreams? Do dreams have any link with truths or realities? If a person understands something from his dream which he is asking in this world, than should such things ...

I noticed recently that for some odd reason, none of my resolutions and efforts have come to fruition. My attempts to diminish junk food, social media, and other such negative behaviours have remained ...

I have been wanting to ask this question for some time. So basically caught up in the social norms, i used to watch porn videos and masturbate and got a bit attached to it. Kept on doing it for a few ...

Understand that meditation helps to calm one's mind and does it also helps one get less agitated and less affected towards the unnecessary? What about chanting? Does it also have the same effect? If ...

Starting ngondro practice, taking refuge in 3 jewels. As we know most of the Tibetan schools use the pretty common attitude. So if we are not talking about the differences, but the inner feeling and ...

I have heard of sages being able to kill themselves with meditation. How do they do this?

I am asking for reference request and sutras where a person can cut through samsara quickly and obtain liberation. I have heard a story when Buddha was asked this question and he replied "Sound". ...

If the mind experiences more and more happiness, calmness and all the other positive emotions due to virtue and meditation, does the mind then by itself slowly (!) withdraw from sensual pleasures? ...

I wonder what critique other self-identified Secular Buddhists on this forum would have of this new interview with self-proclaimed Secular Buddhist author Robert Wright. What are the specific ...

Lets keep the rebirth concepts aside for a moment. Is there a way we can die consciously? (i.e.) Being aware of our death. And can we still meditate after death without a human body? If yes, then in ...

Are there any sources about Meditations of Mahayana Schools?

What I think of meditation is sitting with a good posture and concentrating on breathing and thinking about nothing. How does this help a person with anything? The only plus point that I can think of ...

Many people suffer because of an endless mind-thoughts. What is the simplest way to stop overthinking and make the mind still?

The most challenging part of meditation is to keep our wandering mind aware of persent moment and mindful of thoughts. Our brain has some thing called 'Default Mode Network' which is nothing but our ...

The 14th Dalai Lama have known to actively support scientific explanation on Buddhism. But I remember that I've read somewhere that he (jokingly?) requests scientists to invent a meditation machine, ...

I have asked questions many times here, and I have come to the conclusion that my mind easily tricks me. I speculate and doubt to a very great extent, and feel aversion to fear and effort; I will ...

Inspired by this comment and this answer I wonder, can the first bhumi be gained via the complete cessation of conceptualization? ie, if one achieves the complete cessation of all concepts is this ...

A friend of mine has decided to move to Nepal,to study there. In his country there are no Nepali embassy should He contact them online? Links would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Background Hi all, i have been practicing Metta and self-compassion meditation for a while but have just switched (back) to following the first couple of exercises in the Anapanasati Sutta (...

The practice of meditation is central to certain Buddhist traditions, e.g. Vajrayana, Dzogchen, Zen, important for recognizing Buddha nature. Furthermore, Vajrayana and Theravada traditions assert ...

I am wondering if alertness is best sustained in terms of: Attempting to sustain alertness in meditation, not meditating when too lethargic. In other words, always exerting oneself and keeping ...

i am very much convinced of the titled methodology of vipassana but i have always question that "As soon as there is contact through six sensory bases sensation arises on the body" .Now how and why is ...

I have a question. A man should attain enlightenment to liberate himself from cycle of rebirths and every other aspects. What if a MAN don't even care to try out to attain enlightenment. Will he be ...

I recently started attending Karma Kagyu meditations and did the guided Guru Yoga meditation. Is it suitable to be done (with youtube for example) at home or just at Sangha? I feel like I'd like to be ...

Does the Piti Sutta imply that it is better for lay people to start with cultivation of jhana through samatha meditation, instead of starting with vipassana meditation? Also, the use of the term "...

There is an entity called Rohit (knowing subject) who has his own liking, disliking, habits etc. Or maybe these liking, disliking, habits etc make up the entity called Rohit. By constant awareness ...

I read on some online page that the time before going to bed and immediately after waking up is benificial to meditation. I searched over internet but there aren't any specific instructions about any ...

During his lifetime, did the Buddha teach meditation to lay people, or did he teach meditation only to monks? Are there any references to this in the Pali Canon or commentaries? It's clear that all ...

I always wonder how all this started... How did we arrive here? What are we doing in this place? So are there teachings in Buddhism that are clear on this point? How did the world start? and How is ...

I have been practicing meditation for quite a long time now and sadly I haven't entered any jhana(which I want to enter). I think the reason for me not progressing is because I switch between methods ...

Namo Buddhaya. Buddha talks about walking meditation at several places in the suttas for example here. However he doesn't mention it in the Long discourse about the ways of attending to mindfulness. ...

Namo Budhaya. In the Mindfulness of Death sutta Buddha says the following: When this was said, the Buddha said to those mendicants: “The mendicants who develop mindfulness of death by wishing to ...

Good will , compassion , equanimity etc are objects of meditation. Good will is used to escape from ill-will. Compassion is used to escape from viciousness. Equanimity is used to escape from passion. ...

I am wondering how concentration meditation (i.e. shamatha) compares with other techniques or remedies for awareness and alertness. Does anyone know whether meditation increases alertness more than ...

These sensations and a feeling that my whole body is swaying/floating started on the 7th day of the course. On the 8th day I had quite a surreal experience during one of the group sittings. My eyes ...

In the Maha-satipatthana Sutta (DN22), the mindfulness about the elements is taught: “There are in this body, the earth element, the water element, the fire element, the wind element.” Just ...

I’m wondering what your meditation practice’s effects are on your sleep. I’m asking this because I have a strange tendency, habit of waking up with very troubled thoughts and memories of past ...

If meditation techniques were ranked by how quickly they can instill and develop the feelings of joy and bliss within oneself, which ones would be ranked at the top and why?

Someone I know is dying. If its death doesn't affect me much (Sadness, remorse...), I feel meditating about its condition as my own could be very beneficial. But if its not taking advantage of him, ...

I just attended a 10-day Vipassana retreat and during the whole retreat I was constantly annoyed by nasal congestion and hyper-salivation. For many years I've had a sort of chronic nasal congestion, ...

I read a number of books regarding Buddhism. However for me it's a bit hard to identify how to make a life with satisfaction: in other words, I am looking for how to achieve a real happiness of life ...

I was reading Ajahn Brahmavamso's book 'The Jhanas' (available freely online) in which he says that the Buddha discovered Jhanas by himself, and what Alara Kalama and Uddakha Ramaputta taught, were ...

When we have a powerful practice called Meditation, why prayer? Does the prayer deals with the worldly things, because everyone pray to god like I want a car or I wanna be rich. Is that only deals ...

Everyone was on a run for their life doing something they don't like. Also there may be no sense of satisfaction in their life. So I am thinking, what makes a man's life complete? Does the worldly ...

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