Reaching the observing ego has been elusive recently when months ago it wasn't. I'm not pushing for it, just waiting. Even after 45min sit, it is more common to find emptiness. Suggestions?
posted by 77144
on Nov 16, 2009 -
What are some good centring/calming exercises for a massage therapist? I've had a huge shock and need to get myself together before Tuesday. [more inside]
posted by flutable
on Oct 24, 2009 -
I’m interested in learning more about meditation. I also have ADD and find it impossible to shut off my brain and clear my mind. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff
on Aug 26, 2009 -
I feel intense, acute, brief episodes of shame every day, several times a day. What can I do about them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 22, 2009 -
Wondering the title of a movie --- it's been bothering me for years, but I never had the resources to find it.. [more inside]
posted by faintly macabre
on Jun 30, 2009 -
I´m a week into a monthlong solo walk, and I´m consequently spending a lot of time thinking. I´m looking for some interesting ways to structure this thinking... meditation, thought problems, etc. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by acidic
on Jun 4, 2009 -
Have you done a workshop with Julia Cameron and/or have you spent time at Kripalu in Western Mass? I'm thinking about signing up for Julia Cameron's Artist's Way Workshop at Kripalu next week, but money is tight and I want to make sure this will be worth the $500. [more inside]
posted by wholebroad
on Apr 26, 2009 -
I'm in San Francisco temporarily for work, and looking to take a meditation class or two. I'm looking for something free/cheap, basic, and located in the city. [more inside]
posted by waylaid
on Apr 15, 2009 -
Will meditation help significantly reduce my general level of anxiety? If so, how do I learn how to meditate?
posted by dcrocha
on Dec 15, 2008 -
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 -
I'm really interested in yoga and meditation.
I'm quite new to it all but do I really need to buy a meditation cushion?
Can I not just use normal pillows or my bed?
What's so special about these meditation cushions?
posted by Tha-Flash
on Jul 19, 2008 -
Looking for personal retreat/solo vacation ideas, combining meditation, fitness, and relaxation. Could also use some tips on how to plan such a vacay. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita
on Jun 13, 2008 -
What different traditions and practices are there which combine meditation and active motion? [more inside]
posted by protorp
on May 31, 2008 -
Are there alternatives to the lotus position for classic meditation that don't leave the back unsupported? I've found that sitting in an unsupported position, or in a chair that doesn't have a seat back, ends up making my back ache rather strongly. I've thought about investigating meditation (and looking into the more classical, early practices), but have wondered if there's a "kosher" (accepted in the discipline) way of doing the more classical meditations while having your back completely supported (by lying on the ground, or doing it in a chair, or what have you).
posted by WCityMike
on Apr 24, 2008 -
I have an IPOD shuffle and would like to download self-help books to listen to at night and in the morning. Like a meditation.
Do I need to buy another IPOD for this? Just use my shuffle for running or walking and use a 4GB for example for books etc?
Seems wasteful to buy another IPOD but I will do it if it would be nice to have.
posted by seekingsimplicity
on Feb 24, 2008 -
I'm looking for some places to meditate/shut out the world that are in or just outside of New York City. Weekend trips to temples would also be helpful. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic
on Oct 4, 2007 -
Looking for a new kind of relaxation technique. I'm thinking something sensory, no drugs or tobacco. I thought first of incense. A) What's your experience with using incense to relax? B) Is there anything that provides a similar experience? More parameters inside. [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk
on Jul 16, 2007 -
Where can I find the public radio story about an unupdateable MP3 player that plays songs that are designed to be played again and and again and again? [more inside]
posted by teddyb109
on Aug 20, 2006 -
What's fact and fiction behind claims for CDs that induce brainwave entrainment through binaural beats?
posted by hdfische
on Aug 10, 2006 -
Anyone recall a TV show on transcendental meditation hosted by Jaghad Guru, a.k.a. Chris Butler? [more inside]
posted by iced_borsch
on Jun 3, 2006 -
I'm wound so tight I feel like I'm crawling out of my skin, but sitting and meditating is achey and boring and too time-consuming. [more inside]
posted by blahtsk
on Mar 31, 2006 -
I finally decided to make good on a long standing resolution to learn how to meditate. transcendental Meditation, I wa told, was among the best programs to learn from.
I found a TM franchise nearby, and attended a free intro class. After a long boring lecture and no actual meditation, in which the lecturer showed study after study showing how TM cures everything including ingrown toe nials, she drops the karma bomb: $2500 "tuition" for the course.
My questions: Is TM really superior? Has it really become the peaceful tonic of the upper classes? Is TM really superior to other forms of meditation? Does TM always have to be so expensive? Can it be learned from a book instead of avaristic new age meditation moguls?
posted by Fupped Duck
on Mar 23, 2006 -