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Did Lord Buddha teach a meditation technique called Shunya to close disciples?

I recently heard from an Indian Guru that Lord Buddha taught a meditation technique called Shoonya to his closest disciples. Is there any technique like that or resembling it which is mentioned in the ...
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When practicing Mahasi-style meditation, should we label rising and falling, or just distractions? The instructions seem contradictory

In Mahasi Sayadaw's meditation instructions, he says "you will find the abdomen rising when you breathe in, and falling when you breathe out. The rising should be noted mentally as 'rising', and ...
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In visualisation meditations, I don’t know “where” to look

When I first started meditating, the body scan phase confused me. For a long time, I imagined the shape of a body in front of me in the distance, and scanned down through it. More recently I’ve ...
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breathing techniques in buddhism

My name is Prakash Karki. I am from Nepal. . I have just read 1 book on buddhisam and that is biography and philosophy of buddha. I became very serious about this spiritual stuff. I have been ...
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What is the deep sound that buddhist monk make during meditation called

I have often noticed buddhist monk make deep sound, something that feels might be coming from the naval or sometimes the throat. I want to know more details about the sound. What is the origin and if ...
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Does Buddhism give methods to ask questions when you are proliferating?

From What is the Buddhist view in Socratic questioning?, I get that it is important to ask questions to get out of sufferings. However, when we are getting stuck it is very difficult to realize that ...
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Meditation - how to practice it?

Is it more important to develop one's own meditation skills or follow a prescribed method of a teacher? After all I think the Buddha worked it out for himself. And I have noticed in my own practice ...
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Meditation or practicing technique has benefits of prenatal elaboration?

I had heard in the yoga class there's something like prenatal elaboration and it's benefits. Then if a pregnant woman will practice meditation or techniques so baby will born wise, calm, intelligent, ...
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Should I meditate on one thing or just any sensation that arise?

As I research I am hearing people say pick a single point and focus on that. Then I hear other say you should just focus on the sensation that arise in your body. Personal one point focusing is much ...
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Benefits of sleeping in a sitting posture

Occasionally some buddhists monks will take up the practice of only sleeping in a sitting posture for an extended duration of time - sometimes up to 3 months. What are the meditational (preferably ...
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Nose Object Problems

If one practices Goenka style Vipassana or Anapana meditation then the main object of contemplation is the nose area. If one has a cold and the nose is blocked then is it o.k. to breath through the ...
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Text request--Tibetan Buddhism

I am looking for some legal, online Tibetan Buddhist texts. I have been studying Buddhism for a long time (although mostly Theravada) and so I am not looking for something at the beginner level. ...
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