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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 (;u=723) for preparing this list.

Beginner meditation / shamatha guide (,10.html)

The science behind meditation:

Thread 1 (,645.0.html); Thread 2 (,821.0.html)

How did meditation affect my life:

Thread 1 (,1373.0.html); Thread 2 (,1220.0.html)

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

Dealing with hindrances:
Hate/anger (,1585.0.html)
Clinging in practice (,1338.0.html)
Boredom (,930.0.html)
Restlessness (,818.0.html)
Sleepiness (,468.0.html)
Shamatha practice and frequently encountered misunderstandings (,688.0.html)

Why meditate? Being clear about your goal (,1481.0.html)

Right attitude to meditation (,549.0.html)

Meditation in everyday life (,1408.0.html)

Walking meditation (,851.0.html)

"Noting" in meditation (,1505.0.html)

"The dark night" (,1316.0.html)

When is it time for retreat (,1321.0.html)

On Metta practice (,839.0.html)

Meditation and dreams (,1621.0.html)

Right speech (,1650.0.html)

On reincarnation (,1671.0.html)

How many meditators does it take to change a light bulb? (,1605.0.html)