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TaglineAnything from "What cushion to buy?" to "Which meditation technique is best?"
DescriptionThe place to ask and answer any manner of question about meditation. We're open to the whole gambit: willing to delve deep into profound topics within a specific tradition, or guide people through questions as simple as "What does it mean to meditate?"
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Strange Sensations While Sitting
davidbhayes — 5 years ago — in Meditation Questions
Today, while I was sitting in meditation (with my eyes closed) I felt for a solid five minutes like I was on a roller coaster. That I was being pushed to the left as we went through a turn and then somwhat back as we went up a hill, etc. But I was completely stationary and unmoving. That turn was actually intense enough that I found myself cursing quietly as it "happened".
This wasn't the first time I've had such strange sensations (probably once a month one will come up--I've had my head floating on the ceiling, riding the teacup ride at Disneyland, etc) nor do I think it's a problem. (I've certainly heard more than a little testimony to strange sensations when sitting from other meditators.)
My biggest question is just: any advice? How have you worked with it? What was your experience like? Do I take any meaning from it?

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How do you use the rating/comment system here?
pinyaka — 4 years ago — in Meditation Questions
I'm not even sure how to rate meditation sessions on a scale of 1-10, much less figure out what to say abou them. What are other people doing?

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"What does it mean to meditate?"
fredclaymeyer — 5 years ago — in Meditation Questions
So what does it mean? Any particularly helpful definitions?

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How do you sit?
Shakuhachi — 3 years ago — in Meditation Questions
Chair? or on the floor with Pillow? No pillow?
I have sat in a chair with pillow behind my back for years because I thought cross legged on the floor uncomfortable. The danger is getting sleepy.  But lately I have bben trying sitting on a pillow on the floor with the legs loosely crossed. It is called Bermese position. Much easier than half lotus and lotus.  I find it keeps me more alert and able to relax more deeply without falling asleep.  I ordered a zafu cushion and am eager to try it.
Tags: position

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