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Vipassana Meditation Forum => Meditation, Practice And The Path => Topic started by: Matthew on October 08, 2011, 01:06:16 PM

Title: Meditation FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
Post by: Matthew on October 08, 2011, 01:06:16 PM
New to the forums or meditation? Here are some frequently asked questions that have come up often. Reading them may help you find your answer.

Many thanks to Masauwu (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=723) for preparing this list.

Beginner meditation / shamatha guide (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/page,10.html)

The science behind meditation:

Thread 1 (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,645.0.html); Thread 2 (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,821.0.html)

How did meditation affect my life:

Thread 1 (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,1373.0.html); Thread 2 (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,1220.0.html)

Sitting/posture related:
Importance of posture (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,1284.0.html)
Seiza bench posture (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,1647.0.html)
More on posture (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,790.0.html)
Adjusting posture during meditation (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,1294.0.html)
Restlessness in the eyes (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,101.0.html)
Eyes closed or open (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,656.0.html)

Dealing with hindrances:
Hate/anger (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,1585.0.html)
Clinging in practice (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,1338.0.html)
Boredom (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,930.0.html)
Restlessness (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,818.0.html)
Sleepiness (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,468.0.html)
Shamatha practice and frequently encountered misunderstandings (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,688.0.html)

Why meditate? Being clear about your goal (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,1481.0.html)

Right attitude to meditation (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,549.0.html)

Meditation in everyday life (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,1408.0.html)

Walking meditation (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,851.0.html)

"Noting" in meditation (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,1505.0.html)

"The dark night" (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,1316.0.html)

When is it time for retreat (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,1321.0.html)

On Metta practice (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,839.0.html)

Meditation and dreams (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,1621.0.html)

Right speech (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,1650.0.html)

On reincarnation (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,1671.0.html)

How many meditators does it take to change a light bulb? (http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,1605.0.html)