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You're assuming they are meditating and not actually sleeping for some of those 23 hours. ;-) When we do a sesshin, we'll sit somewhere in the area of 16 hours a day. Let me tell you, even with 5 hours of scheduled sleep, as a novice you'll end up dozing off on the cushion for at least an hour if not more. Another four hours or so will be spent in a half ...


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One can get by on little to no sleep when one mediates a lot but it requires a lot of learning and jhana. If one had a good novice and a good teacher, under perfect conditions, then i think it is maybe possible to train some person in this way. However in practise when one gets to little to no sleep stages then one will often skip a night altogether or find ...


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