Embarking on a meditation journey - Provide me some help :)

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  1. hope2overcome

    hope2overcome No Love, No Sex

    If you have any kind of article/video or any other type of resource please post them below.
     
  2. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    First, know what you're talking about. There are three main categories of meditation, with their own different techniques: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-15506/how-to-choose-the-right-meditation-technique-for-you.html

    If you do open monitoring or automatic self-transcending kind of meditations, be non-judgemental, let go, accept that thoughts are part of the process.
     
  3. Wabi-sabi

    Wabi-sabi Imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete

    My casual answer is to read anything by Thích Nhất Hạnh.

    Having said that, when I started meditating I found it difficult to transition from reading about it to actually doing it - I kept wanting to stop to read the instructions to see if I was doing it right. I went along to classes, and having a voice lead me through it really helped. These days there are guided meditations online, which might be more to your taste, but I'm a great believer in sitting in a room with other people and finding that everyone hits the same roadblocks as you.
     
  4. kira

    kira Member

    Hi H2o,

    I recently downloaded an app called calm as suggested by someone on this forum. It is wonderful. Check it out ;)
     
  5. Metal

    Metal Get busy living or get busy dying

    Hey I'm going to vipassana course too but in August. Where are you doing it?

    Let us know how it goes. Really excited about it and bracing myself for the challenge.
     
  6. Metal

    Metal Get busy living or get busy dying

    Yes of course many years of different types of metidition like mantra, tantratak and breath meditation, but never really go beyond 30 minutes. But like you I've been trying to work my way up to an hour + in order to accustom myself for the experience. And of course conserving up as much sexual energy as possible, as I'm hoping to do get an OBE which I've done once before briefly.

    But it gets easier the longer you go because before I couldn't do the lotus crossed legged too long but now vipassana has helped teach me to bypass the pain barrier. I don't know if you get it that stiffness, pain and then after a while settling in deeper, you can still feel it but it no longer registers as pain but rather simply a sensation that is just there?
     
  7. soowt

    soowt Member

    Headspace is an app that people really rave about.

    I went to a Soto Zen center and found that to be helpful to get started, along with Shunru Suzuki's Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind.

    Once you establish a lasting daily meditation practice I strongly recommend this book for tying meditation and changing behavior together:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004XFYRMA/ref=s9_simh_gw_g351_i1_r?ie=UTF8&fpl=fresh&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=&pf_rd_r=Z6FWY4FSA37Q1XWY5XH9&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=6aad23bd-3035-4a40-b691-0eefb1a18396&pf_rd_i=desktop
     

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