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by philosopher
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditating when sleep deprived
Replies: 13
Views: 8871

Meditating when sleep deprived

I find that meditating is much easier and more pleasant when I am alert and well rested, but this is sometimes a rarity. I take walking meditation even when quite sleep deprived and am wondering if there are any specific tips for dealing with fatigue and sleepiness during the practice. I assume it's...
by philosopher
Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:18 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Interesting Thought - Painkillers? Anti-depressants?
Replies: 44
Views: 13839

Re: Interesting Thought - Painkillers? Anti-depressants?

Hi everyone, I did not completely read all the replies, but only skimmed them, so please excuse me if I am repeating something that's already been said before. I've not done any formal study of the scriptures, but intuitively I feel that our mutual goal is to reduce our suffering. With that in mind,...
by philosopher
Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Standing meditation
Replies: 3
Views: 1144

Standing meditation


Is there any particular proper posture for standing meditation, or can it simply be taken in whatever standing posture is comfortable? Is against a wall not advised? Are there any guides out there regarding standing meditation?

Thank you!