Questions tagged [meditation]

For general questions about what is meditation, what is it for and what types of meditation are.

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Is there anyway , one can be a Monk without teacher in India/Nepal?

Nowdays , it can be seen that instead of doing meditation , people are focusing on rectifying outside world . Some of such people call themselves saint , Sanyaasi , monk , swami , mahaguru(great ...
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Body Scan Versus Feeling Breath Overall

Upon reading this post, I realized I always focused on the tip of the nose rather than the whole body, which may be less effective (for me). I was reminded of my Buddhist college teacher who said that ...
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Walking bare foot?

q: Why is it some monks (Yuttadhammo specifically) walks barefoot in his alms rounds as well as while doing walking meditation? Is there a purpose to it?
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Woman touch Buddha

q: Can a woman touch a Buddha? And if so, what would happen, how would the Buddha react?
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Meditation on a concept

Is samatha concentration meditation's object always an idea, concept or something else? Why meditate on a concept and what else besides concepts are there to meditate on?
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Is there a scientific consensus on meditation?

Is there a scientific consensus on meditation? I've seen it said that different parts of the brain are activated during meditation. Is that true for all experienced meditators, all forms of meditation,...
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Is there a source that Dalai Lama wants scientists to invent a “meditation machine”?

The 14th Dalai Lama have known to actively support scientific explanation on Buddhism. For example his investment in the Mind and Life Institute. But I remember that I've read somewhere that he ...