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How do I sort out the many different types of meditation? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Apr 11, 2011 - 11 answers

How to sit without sitting

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.
posted by StrikeTheViol on Mar 3, 2011 - 18 answers

Anti-depressants and the quest for Zen

How do chemicals (alcohol and anti-depressant medication) impact meditation? I am wondering if taking anti-depressants would impacts one's ability to meditate? I know dreams are impacted by taking anti-depressants, so does that mean that vivid dreaming (under the influence of seritonin re-uptake inhibitors) has no spiritual meaning whatsoever? (obviously those who believe in lucid dreaming should address this question). Please shed some light (even if just anecdotally) on the impact of taking these medications on one's ability to still the mind. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2010 - 13 answers

Hello, Dharma

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]
posted by muscat on Feb 3, 2010 - 4 answers

Schools of Meditation

What are the differences between Zen and Vipassana meditation? [more inside]
posted by Picklegnome on May 7, 2009 - 6 answers

Zafu shopping in Toronto

I'd like to get a zafu and zabuton[?] for meditation, but I'd like to actually sit on a couple to find out what I find comfortable. Where can I try out and buy a zafu and zabuton, in person, in or near Toronto?
posted by mendel on Aug 19, 2008 - 4 answers

zen and the art of hiding my fat butt

What should I wear to meditation? [more inside]
posted by Kellydamnit on Aug 5, 2008 - 14 answers

Zen and the art of Zen

Help me continue my Zen education. [more inside]
posted by Roman Graves on Mar 2, 2008 - 13 answers

Least incensiest incense ever?

What's that incense I've smelled at Zen centers and where can I find it? [more inside]
posted by sneakin on Feb 2, 2008 - 11 answers

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