fivebells wrote:I'm interested in learning about the meditation practices of the early Buddhist schools, in particular anything which has not survived to modern schools. Any suggestions on where to look? So far, most of the variations I've found have been ethical and doctrinal.
See this thread for links to sources on a number of ancient meditation manuals preserved in Chinese translation, mostly related to Sarvāstivāda: Chanjing Meditation Manuals
And here's a copy of the so-called Yogāvacara's Manual
. For context on this text see Tantric Theravāda
and Aspects of Esoteric Southern Buddhism