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Question for January 12, 2014: Types of Meditation
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Are there any meditations you've done that you found interesting or novel? How? Why? What were they?

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davidbhayes — 4 years ago — permalink
I mostly just do mindfulness/breath meditation, which is nice.
I've sometimes tried to do a metta practice much like this page describes. That was a nice change of pace, but I never really felt like I complete understood it or felt at ease doing it. Well that's probably a good reason for me to try it a few more times, I have to say that I haven't. Maybe I'll make a point of trying it again soon.

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deklanw — 4 years ago — permalink
Metta, definitely. Over time it improves mood, whereas vipassana helps remove negative mindstates/stress.

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Question for June 28, 2015: Types of Meditation
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Are there any meditations you've done that you found interesting or novel? How? Why? What were they?

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Question for May 28, 2017: Types of Meditation
Medivate — 3 months ago — in Question of the Week
Are there any meditations you've done that you found interesting or novel? How? Why? What were they?

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beccab — 3 months ago — permalink
Hello, I didn't know this group existed until today, and this post may be completely out of sync, but the question spoke to me, so I wanted to write my experience and a solution that has been enormously helpful to me.
The past few weeks I have struggled to do a basic lovingkindness meditation.  I'm single, childless, and not close with my family.  My "best friend" has avoided spending time with me for the past couple of years, and we are finally talking about her anger that I interrupt and she feels I am judgmental.  So trying to do a lovingkindness meditation has left me in tears, only more aware that I do not have a loving connection with any people right now, and I'm too tired and discouraged to summon lovingkindness toward myself.
So I started doing yoga and I did discover a sense of peace and harmony.  So yesterday, when I was too tired to do yoga I needed to meditate.  I found the place of stillness inside and created this meditation:
May I be grounded in the soil of my ancestors
May I be filled with the light of understanding
May I fly on the wings of my spirit
May I be one with the Earth and the stars
May you be grounded......

It met a need for me, and I share it in hopes that it will help someone else who may be struggling.