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Meditation

Does anyone have any experience with meditation or simply quieting your mind? [more inside]
posted by Garden on Dec 14, 2009 - 23 answers

Tell me your favorite books on meditation!

Recommendations for books about meditation? [more inside]
posted by aka burlap on Dec 4, 2009 - 14 answers

Seeking Observing Ego

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 - 22 answers

Seeking guided relaxation / meditation cd's / podcasts.

Seeking guided relaxation / meditation cd's / podcasts. [more inside]
posted by mola on Oct 28, 2009 - 10 answers

How to calm oneself after a severe emotional shock

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 - 7 answers

Help me meditate.

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 - 35 answers

How can I deal with my acute feelings of shame?

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 - 29 answers

Am I meditating or is this something else?

Am I meditating or is this something else? [more inside]
posted by reticulatedspline on Jul 22, 2009 - 12 answers

Name of an older movie, few details

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 - 3 answers

Thinking about nothing in particular...

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 - 15 answers

Schools of Meditation

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

Will this help me jump-start my creativity?

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 - 4 answers

Looking for a meditation class in San Francisco

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 - 6 answers

What's a fair rate to charge for booking events for Yoga/Meditation training?

What's a fair rate to charge for booking events for Yoga/Meditation training? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Gunn on Jan 28, 2009 - 2 answers

An interesting way to grab people's attention

What instrument is this? [more inside]
posted by cusr0002 on Jan 9, 2009 - 4 answers

Ohmmmmmmmm

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 - 10 answers

meditation classes?

Should I take a meditation class? [more inside]
posted by hapticactionnetwork on Dec 14, 2008 - 9 answers

How do I meditate regularly?

How do I establish a regular meditation routine? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Oct 3, 2008 - 15 answers

Do you have any recommendations on youth meditation groups in the Bay Area?

Do you have any recommendations on youth meditation groups in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by ebness86 on Oct 1, 2008 - 2 answers

Meditation Classes in San Francisco?

I'm looking for some sort of meditation class in San Francisco. [more inside]
posted by garethspor on Aug 23, 2008 - 3 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

Do I really need a meditation cushion to meditate properly?

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 - 10 answers

Recommendations for meditation classes in Los Angeles?

Can anyone recommend meditation classes in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by wannaknow on Jul 6, 2008 - 5 answers

Are these meditation CDs any good?

Anyone here used Dr. Jeffrey Thompson's meditation/"mind system" CDs? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Jun 21, 2008 - 12 answers

Meditative and healthy vacation ideas?

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 - 5 answers

Spin the wheels of the body at the same time as the mind?

What different traditions and practices are there which combine meditation and active motion? [more inside]
posted by protorp on May 31, 2008 - 12 answers

"Kosher" Position in Classic Meditation that Provides Full Back Support?

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 - 17 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

Do I need another IPOD?

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 - 10 answers

How does one make a living teaching spirituality and meditation?

How does one make a living teaching spirituality and meditation? [more inside]
posted by Stagecraft on Feb 14, 2008 - 14 answers

I still can't work out the point of meditation

Meditation - what is the point exactly? [more inside]
posted by stenoboy on Feb 5, 2008 - 37 answers

if i empty my mind what will i think?

Can meditation help me become a better writer? [more inside]
posted by robotdog on Feb 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

How do/does prayer and meditation differ?

What are you thinking about when you pray? [more inside]
posted by Rash on Jan 15, 2008 - 37 answers

Meditation Preparation

Advice for attending a ten day meditation workshop? [more inside]
posted by farishta on Nov 11, 2007 - 13 answers

Anti-anxiety options are giving me fits

Questions about mindfulness CBT and biofeedback. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2007 - 9 answers

Om

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 - 6 answers

Help me get started on guided meditation.

Help me find guided meditation mp3s. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Sep 4, 2007 - 10 answers

Sensory Relaxation Techniques: Incense etc?

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 - 20 answers

dysgraphia

help me shake my writer's block! [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on May 20, 2007 - 17 answers

Meditation books

What's the best book on meditation? [more inside]
posted by philosophistry on Apr 1, 2007 - 29 answers

Stress-less sleep

Help my girlfriend deal with stress so she (and I) can sleep. [more inside]
posted by SanctiCrucis05 on Dec 7, 2006 - 45 answers

Has anyone here taken an Art of Living course?

Has anyone here taken an Art of Living course? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Dec 6, 2006 - 6 answers

Help me find the public radio story about the un-updateable MP3 Player that plays meditation tunes

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 - 9 answers

Binaural beats and brainwave entrainment

What's fact and fiction behind claims for CDs that induce brainwave entrainment through binaural beats?
posted by hdfische on Aug 10, 2006 - 18 answers

The importance of prayer

I need scriptural quotes regarding prayer, meditation and fellowship. Any scripture. [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Jul 29, 2006 - 7 answers

Jaghad Guru Speaks

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 - 1 answer

I just can't bring myself to sit there.

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 - 33 answers

trancendental tuition

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 - 24 answers

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