So, MeFi, tell me what you know about mystics... [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]
Is it possible to control or move your period by thinking about it in the right way, or through any other sort of mental control? [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience with meditation or simply quieting your mind? [more inside]
Recommendations for books about meditation? [more inside]
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?
Seeking guided relaxation / meditation cd's / podcasts. [more inside]
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]
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]
I feel intense, acute, brief episodes of shame every day, several times a day. What can I do about them? [more inside]
Am I meditating or is this something else? [more inside]
Wondering the title of a movie --- it's been bothering me for years, but I never had the resources to find it.. [more inside]
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]
What are the differences between Zen and Vipassana meditation? [more inside]
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]
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]
What's a fair rate to charge for booking events for Yoga/Meditation training? [more inside]
What instrument is this? [more inside]
Will meditation help significantly reduce my general level of anxiety? If so, how do I learn how to meditate?
Should I take a meditation class? [more inside]
How do I establish a regular meditation routine? [more inside]
Do you have any recommendations on youth meditation groups in the Bay Area? [more inside]
I'm looking for some sort of meditation class in San Francisco. [more inside]
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?
What should I wear to meditation? [more inside]
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?
Can anyone recommend meditation classes in Los Angeles? [more inside]
Anyone here used Dr. Jeffrey Thompson's meditation/"mind system" CDs? [more inside]
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]
What different traditions and practices are there which combine meditation and active motion? [more inside]
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).
Help me continue my Zen education. [more inside]
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.
How does one make a living teaching spirituality and meditation? [more inside]
Meditation - what is the point exactly? [more inside]
Can meditation help me become a better writer? [more inside]
What's that incense I've smelled at Zen centers and where can I find it? [more inside]
What are you thinking about when you pray? [more inside]
Advice for attending a ten day meditation workshop? [more inside]
Questions about mindfulness CBT and biofeedback. [more inside]
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]
Help me find guided meditation mp3s. [more inside]
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]
help me shake my writer's block! [more inside]
What's the best book on meditation? [more inside]
Help my girlfriend deal with stress so she (and I) can sleep. [more inside]
Has anyone here taken an Art of Living course? [more inside]
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]
What's fact and fiction behind claims for CDs that induce brainwave entrainment through binaural beats?
I need scriptural quotes regarding prayer, meditation and fellowship. Any scripture. [more inside]