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6 years ago  ::  Jun 13, 2008 - 1:58AM #1
nnn123
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some links with meditation techniques...

Buddhist Meditation #1

http://www.freemeditations.com/buddhist_meditation.html

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Buddhist Breath Meditation

http://www.freemeditations.com/buddhist … ation.html

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Zen Mountain Monastery Meditation Instructions

http://www.mro.org/zmm/teachings/meditation.php
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6 years ago  ::  Aug 06, 2008 - 12:01PM #2
Pthalo
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[QUOTE=nnn123;560329]some links with meditation techniques...

Buddhist Meditation #1

http://www.freemeditations.com/buddhist_meditation.html

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Buddhist Breath Meditation

http://www.freemeditations.com/buddhist … ation.html

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Zen Mountain Monastery Meditation Instructions

http://www.mro.org/zmm/teachings/meditation.php[/QUOTE]

Thank you for those links.  They are very helpful.:)
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6 years ago  ::  Aug 23, 2008 - 11:11AM #3
Pthalo
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Lately, I have been experiencing a problem in my breath meditation.  While focusing on the breath I can settle my mind into quite a deep state, but at some point, my breath becomes so shallow that it actually stops.  It causes a slight catching in my chest and I have to consciously breath a little harder to get it going again.
Any one else experience this?  What should I do?:confused:
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6 years ago  ::  Aug 23, 2008 - 11:11AM #4
Pthalo
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Lately, I have been experiencing a problem in my breath meditation.  While focusing on the breath I can settle my mind into quite a deep state, but at some point, my breath becomes so shallow that it actually stops.  It causes a slight catching in my chest and I have to consciously breath a little harder to get it going again.
Any one else experience this?  What should I do?:confused:
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5 years ago  ::  Dec 30, 2008 - 5:48AM #5
nnn123
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Proper meditation is perfectly safe.

If you are experiencing some problems with breathing...first, go to a pulmonary doctor and see if there is some problem with your health.

In the meantime, stop meditating.

If nothing is wrong with your physical health, then you must be meditating incorrectly.

I would suggest you see a spiritual teacher and have them observe you to find out what you are doing that is incorrect.  I would not re-start any breathing practice, until what is going on is discovered.

You can always practice "just sitting."  It involved no technique whatsoever and one just breaths as one does normally.

here is a list of dharma centers:

Zen Centers Guide

http://www.dharmanet.org/infowebZen.htm
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5 years ago  ::  Jun 24, 2009 - 9:23PM #6
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Hello everyone! Thanks for sharing your experiences and useful information about meditation.  I really enjoyed reading through this thread.  I also want to share with you this cool meditation site where you can find articles and intructors, meditation techniques that will best fit your experience and temperament level. This site is especially for those who are novice or just beginning to practice meditation.


Check out this site: www.centerformeditation.org


Thanks and have a nice day!


Sheila B.

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4 years ago  ::  Jun 07, 2010 - 11:20PM #7
Johnny
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It's so great to find a thread like this! I have been trying to make progress with my own mediation practice. 

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1 year ago  ::  Jan 04, 2013 - 9:09AM #8
nnn123
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a good morning meditation, from the "loving kindness" tradition of Buddhism.



May All Beings Be Happy


May All Beings Be Health


May All Beings Be Free From Suffering


May All Beings Be Liberated


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very good way to "clear the road" for the day.  And very good way to clear the road for meditation.


One of the biggest obstacles we have towards proper meditation is both anger and resentment.


By offering our love for everyone (which, of course, includes those with whom we have had conflicts), we help to overcome our feelings of resentment and thus clear the road for our day and meditation.  Clearing the road emotionally, as well as karmically...

and here is a link to a Belief Net article

Buddhist Meditations

A selection of guided meditations on peace, calm, and lovingkindness.

BY: From Thich Nhat Hanh & Sharon Salzberg


www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Buddhism/2002/0...



- gassho



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1 year ago  ::  Mar 17, 2013 - 11:41AM #9
nnn123
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Sleep Meditation

Meditations for sleep are common among a variety of paths.


Now that You Tube has a full audio book of the Dhammapada, putting that on, as a way into sleep is a nice way to direct the mind toward spirituality as we go to sleep.  Can help with better dreams, combatting insomnia, as well as a nice meditation in and of itself:

The Dhammapada - Free You Tube Audio Book in English (Full)



www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD6TCxizFjs

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9 months ago  ::  Aug 06, 2013 - 2:57PM #10
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Universally Recommended
Instructions for Zazen
(Fukan zazengi)


by Eihei Dogen zenji, 1243


"...put aside the intellectual practice of investigating words and chasing phrases, and learn to take the backward step that turns the light and shines it inward. Body and mind of themselves will drop away, and your original face will manifest. If you want to realize such, get to work on such right now.


For practicing Zen, a quiet room is suitable. Eat and drink moderately. Put aside all involvements and suspend all affairs. Do not think "good" or "bad." Do not judge true or false. Give up the operations of mind, intellect, and consciousness; stop measuring with thoughts, ideas, and views. Have no designs on becoming a Buddha. How could that be limited to sitting or lying down?


At your sitting place, spread out a thick mat and put a cushion on it. Sit either in the full-lotus or half-lotus position. In the full-lotus position, first place your right foot on your left thigh, then your left foot on your right thigh. In the half-lotus, simply place your left foot on your right thigh. Tie your robes loosely and arrange them neatly. Then place your right hand on your left leg and your left hand on your right palm, thumb-tips lightly touching. Straighten your body and sit upright, leaning neither left nor right, neither forward nor backward. Align your ears with your shoulders and your nose with your navel. Rest the tip of your tongue against the front of the roof of your mouth, with teeth together and lips shut. Always keep your eyes open, and breathe softly through your nose.


Once you have adjusted your posture, take a breath and exhale fully, rock your body right and left, and settle into steady, immovable sitting. Think of not thinking. Not thinking-what kind of thinking is that? Nonthinking. This is the essential art of zazen.


The zazen I speak of is not meditation practice. It is simply the dharma gate of joyful ease, the practice-realization of totally culminated enlightenment. It is the koan realized; traps and snares can never reach it. If you grasp the point, you are like a dragon gaining the water, like a tiger taking to the mountains. For you must know that the true dharma appears of itself, so that from the start dullness and distraction are struck aside.


When you arise from sitting, move slowly and quietly, calmly and deliberately. Do not rise suddenly or abruptly. In surveying the past, we find that transcendence of both mundane and sacred and dying while either sitting or standing have all depended entirely on the power of zazen."

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