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by Maarten
Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Back Pain
Replies: 9
Views: 2143

Re: Back Pain

I also have back problems in my meditation. I haven't found a permanent solution but what helps to make the meditation less painful is to do some situps before meditating and try to exert those muscles that are painful during the meditation. Also doing yoga stretches that target the painful areas he...
by Maarten
Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How effective is Metta Meditation ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3117

Re: How effective is Metta Meditation ?

In my experience it is highly effective! I feel it may be undervalued because it is often presented as a secondary practice to support breath meditation or Vipassana while it is actually a valid method all by itself. I have been doing it everyday for only 4 months now and I am getting more results t...
by Maarten
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sutta's on metta Meditation?
Replies: 10
Views: 1839

Re: Sutta's on metta Meditation?

Thank you all for your replies and for any future additions, I will read the resources you posted, and already read part of the loving kindnes book and it is excellent! I was hoping there would be a lot more sutta's on loving kindness since I heared ven. Vimalaramsi say the Buddha recommended it mor...
by Maarten
Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sutta's on metta Meditation?
Replies: 10
Views: 1839

Sutta's on metta Meditation?

Hello Everyone, I have been practicing metta meditation and have found it of great benefit. I always want to stick as close to the sutta's as possible, so my question is: what are the sutta's on metta meditation? I found the metta and Karanya metta sutta's through google but they seem to be general ...
by Maarten
Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from the Netherlands
Replies: 4
Views: 1026

Greetings from the Netherlands

Hello everyone,

I am Maarten from the Netherlands. I hope to learn a lot here and perhaps make some friends as there is no sangha where I live.

Metta to all!