I've spent time in and around Zen centers before, though I'm really a complete beginner when it comes to Buddhism. I would like to spend a week (or more?) staying in a Zen center with a program tailored for beginners. Where can I find a center in Eastern Europe that has a program in English that would suit me? I'm willing to travel to Western Europe but would prefer to find something closer to home.
I'm looking for a good meditation retreat center somewhere not too far from the midwest. I'm interested in vipassana meditation, although I wouldn't mind branching out. Mainly I want to find a place with good teachers. [more inside]
I need more compassion. I'm semi-Buddhist. What's your favorite guided meditation or other focused technique? [more inside]
Help me find the right Buddhist meditation center in Toronto. More info inside. [more inside]
In Buddhist traditions that emphasize sitting meditation (thinking about Zen here, but curious about others too) how are people who are physically unable to maintain proper sitting posture expected/advised to meditate? I was curious in particular about those who had been disabled in some way (paralysis etc) and in historical answers to the question.
Can you suggest Buddhist resources - churches, sanghas, gompas, meditation groups, communities - in the Los Angeles Area? [more inside]
Any MeFites attend the SF Insight meditations at the Unitarian church on Franklin? Or any Dharma Punx here? Anyone have experience with a more strictly zen sangha in the city? [more inside]
What are the differences between Zen and Vipassana meditation? [more inside]
Do you have any recommendations on youth meditation groups in the Bay Area? [more inside]
Help me continue my Zen education. [more inside]
What's that incense I've smelled at Zen centers and where can I find it? [more inside]