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Eyes in Meditation Practice

The guidance I got from one teacher, of Tibetan Nyingma school, is to let the eyes relax. In detail, this includes: keep them open but not stare-open - don't strain to keep them half-closed either, ...
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I need to know the names of the angels and their actions in Buddhism

There is no matching concept for the Abrahamic angelic doctrine, because the existence of god(s) is quite irrelevant to the goal of Buddhism: enlightenment, which can only be gained through personal ...
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In visualisation meditations, I don’t know “where” to look

This is more like a general comment than an on-point answer... You know why you're having this problem? Because visualization is a kind of fabrication. You're creating the experience, assembling it ...
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Exercise for meditation sitting

Sorry for being something of a jerk , man. I just had one of those days :p so to actually answer your question, it does depend on which tradition we're talking about. I know some (all?) traditions ...
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How I can purify my physical body?

Also I masterbate a lot which is the cause of my weak and ugly body. I don't even have the strength to exercise the way I want. I think you've already identified the crux of the matter. You've been ...
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What is the name in Pāli and Sanskrit for the ‘body scanning’ meditation technique?

Kayagata-sati Sutta. Buddha was explicit that breathing is part of the body, so anapanasati is a sub-set of body scanning.
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What to expect from meditation?

In meditation you get experience Pīti, Sukha, Passaddhi which can be intense, pleasant and stubtle. If you dwell on these too much you get attached to them and crave to them, causing regression in ...
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Severe sensations in throat during Vipassana

I haven't had the "throat" experience, but it's not uncommon to have long or recurring periods of some kind of weird painful or uncomfortable physical/somatic sensation. Teachers that I know of link ...
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Dhamma by pictures, teaching with sgins, gestures and emos, a usual?

Although I hope I understand a lot of what you write, I don't understand everything; but I understand it more easily when you write in English (text) than when you write phrases or equations using ...
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During body-scan ('sweeping') meditation, what does brain-imaging (e.g. fMRI) look like?

Disclaimer: I'm not a brain expert or brain-imaging expert or neuroscientist. In this YouTube video at around 15 minutes, you can find Dr. Zindel Segal presenting fMRI scans on depression patients ...
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Conscious Attention for Inner transformation during daily activities

Mindfulness should be from awakening to falling asleep, i.e., throughout the day. Formal practice time is just a booster and practice to keep your mindfulness thought out the day.
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What is known/taught about yawning during meditation?

There are a whole host of phenomenon that happen at the early stages of meditation. Some others you might experience are a feeling that your face is swelling, that your sinuses are filled with cotton,...
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Phsyical, emotional, mental, what is next?

Briefly speaking, Mahayana and especially Vajrayana schools assign utmost importance to energetic phenomena at the level of latent potentials, hidden relationships, and subtle influences. However, we ...
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Mindfulness improves academic performance?

Please see this answer for adaptation of Buddhist mindfulness into medical therapies called Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Those therapies ...
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Mindfulness improves academic performance?

This question appears not answerable. For example, if your vipassana practise is highly successful, your mind could become "dispassionate" towards mathematics. Instead of earning a PHD, you ...
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What to expect from meditation?

In meditation, you can consider these three: Mental factors that you cultivate, a bit like a sportsman. For instance, mindfulness, alertness and concentration. Experiences of yours (that are also ...
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Questions about reacting to bodily sensations

an example of a typical reaction would be bodily feelings of pain and reacting with aversion, anger, etc. Or feelings of bodily pleasure, and then the mind running off with thoughts of things from the ...
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I need to know the names of the angels and their actions in Buddhism

Possibly the most important angel (deva) in Buddhism is Brahmā Sahampati, who urged the newly awakened Buddha to teach (after the Buddha made the decision to not teach people). Then, bhikkhus, the ...
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What did Buddha taught about space time?

In terms of meditation experiences involving space and time, it may be useful to read up on suttas that describe such experiences. For example in AN8.66 Liberations, we have: Going totally beyond ...
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What is known/taught about yawning during meditation?

Observe the yawns as a casual observer.
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What is known/taught about yawning during meditation?

The sutta discourses in the EBT (early buddhist texts) don't say anything about yawning, that I've ever come across. Just reading the word yawning in your post, caused me to yawn. And it's a common ...
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What is known/taught about yawning during meditation?

"And when I stop to focus on this particular bodily feeling, the yawning stops." & "To me the yawning is a reproducible sign that indicates whether I am focused or not during meditation." Great ...
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Kayagatasati Sutta

OP: Whether it's walking, sitting, standing, lying down, bending etc. Does this imply simply awareness of body sensations (since the sutta is titled kaya which translates as body)? This is to be ...
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What to expect from meditation?

The title and the question are a little different, but I'll try to address both. I think of meditation as a way to practice paying attention. When I meditate, I try to focus more on paying attention ...
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