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Buddhism and Astral Projection

If you mean by this definition: Astral projection (or astral travel), is a term used in esotericism to describe an intentional out-of-body experience (OBE) that assumes the existence of a soul called ...
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Meditate mindfully instead of sleeping

Often around 2:00 p.m. after eating, my body falls tired. Might be a good idea to investigate and tackle the root cause to your tiredness first. Is it because you don't get enough sleep at night? or ...
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Can an ordained person keep a late sleep schedule?

Yes, such a person can appropriately hold monastic vows in the Geluk tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. There are sleeping restrictions in the Vinaya, but not regarding the time or length of sleep. ...
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Benefits of sleeping in a sitting posture

The practice of sleeping in a sitting posture can be explained as one of the 13 Dhutanga. Sitter's Practice (nesajjik'anga) — living in the three postures of walking, standing and sitting and ...
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Can I save my meditation practice or should I abandon it?

From within the practice of meditation, it can be hard to tell whether "it's working" or not. I've been a meditator for more than 30 years and my experience is that it is mostly a very slow ...
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Meditation and being aware in your sleep while dreaming

I just attended a meditation retreat with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche where he discussed sleep meditation. First, meditation while in lucid dreams is absolutely possible. For this first pursue normal ...
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What is the Buddhist Perspective on Lucid Dreaming?

Tibetan Dream Yoga is the original form of lucid dreaming documented for at least 1,000 years. Just like our Westernized understanding of lucid dreams, the initial aim is to awaken the consciousness ...
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What is the best meditation practice to fall asleep?

Maintain extraordinarily sharp attentiveness to your body as you fall asleep. Your day-time meditation practice will have to be regular and consistent, without a daytime practice dreamtime practice ...
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Has a teacher referred to sleep as a form of 'lazy nirvana'?

Sleep is not really Nibbana because Nibbana is defined as the "uprooting" & "destruction" of the mental defilments, as follows: To whatever extent there are phenomena conditioned or ...
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Has a teacher referred to sleep as a form of 'lazy nirvana'?

I've heard Jack Kornfield make this reference in one or more audiobooks. Might have been in "A Wise Heart" or "The Roots of Buddhist Psychology". Not sure exactly where though. He speaks of hard ...
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Meditate mindfully instead of sleeping

Venerable Mahāmoggallāna struggled with drowsiness and the Buddha provided a list of suggestions laid out in AN7.61: AN7.61:1.3: Now at that time, in the land of the Magadhans near Kallavāḷamutta ...
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Meditate mindfully instead of sleeping

Meditation may result in you needing to sleep less, but it's not going to replace sleep. To give you an example, at sesshin, we'll meditate for 10-15 hours a day. By about the third day, not only am ...
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Is meditating when tired a waste of time?

Sariputta discusses this in DN33. Here is the problem: Eight grounds for laziness. Firstly, a mendicant has some work to do. They think: ‘I have some work to do. But while doing it my body will ...
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Can I save my meditation practice or should I abandon it?

I'm no expert, but I've been meditating consistently for several years & have been on retreat etc. so I have some experience of what you have gone through. I strongly recommend finding a ...
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Vipassana and sleep quality disturbance

According to the sutta below, it is one's state of mind which determines one's quality of sleep and not the comfort of the bed and bedroom. Hence, if vipassana meditation improves the quality of your ...
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Meditate mindfully instead of sleeping

It can be difficult to meditate if there is tiredness. This said, it appears not necessary to sleep at 2pm. Therefore, you can consider: meditating instead of sleeping eating less for lunch.
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Meditate mindfully instead of sleeping

In my opinion and personal experience is what the body need is relaxation. So keep the body still and meditating is as good as sleeping.
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Is meditating when tired a waste of time?

Ajhan brahm recommends to ''meditate'', meaning sati sampajana, samadhi, when you wake up, but have not yet got up. SO you wake up in bed, at this point you do not have much mental masturbation, and ...
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Is meditating when tired a waste of time?

Before giving a definite answer, it is important to know in which posture you normally are when meditating, and what you are habitually thinking, feeling & behaving minutes to hours before. If ...
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Is meditating when tired a waste of time?

Meditating when you're tired will just reduce the effectiveness of meditation. Just like unless the meditator enters to a continous strong awareness, their awareness naturally reduces at every night. ...
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Sleep, rest and meditation?

I have seen many effects of meditation on sleep. Similarly to you, before and after sleep. I have had times when my need for sleep is vastly reduced, and I've had times when I don't want to do ...
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Drowsiness / Sloth & Torpor

Sloth & torpor is one of five hindances to concentration therefore it appears to imply being a psychological hindrance, particularly when some (partial) samadhi & tranquility has been ...
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Drowsiness / Sloth & Torpor

Does drowsiness as a defilement only refer to a psychological state of mind? I know that emotions manifest also as physical phenomena, but how do I distinguish between physical exhaustion and ...
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Has a teacher referred to sleep as a form of 'lazy nirvana'?

Sleep is mentioned as an impotent state of life, by Buddha. Nirvana requires the growth of Saptha Bojjang which will not take place while asleep. More details on Bojjanga is available here: ...
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What is the best meditation practice to fall asleep?

Among the 40 meditation subjects loving kindness meditation has the benefit of sleeping easy. Hence this is the best meditation to help with sleep. One sleeps easily, wakes easily, dreams no evil ...
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What is the best meditation practice to fall asleep?

If there is one meditation, it is ‘Aanaapanasati’ Meditation. You can direct your breathing meditation to other aspects if you want to. One such is having the breath as a way of training yourself to ...
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Does the level of awareness of an awakened buddhist also stay the same event when he sleeps?

sleep is a state of body, not a state of mind. If you are asleep your body has shut down the 5 senses, but your mind can still be active (dreaming). "As for those delusion-born fevers — burned with ...
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