Astus wrote:Do you have a working definition of "meditation"? So that it becomes possible to consider styles.
gregkavarnos wrote:Well, I must say you have quite a task ahead of you. At the retreat seminar I went to this year we learnt around twenty different techniques for shine (calm abiding) meditation.
Madhyama Pratipada wrote:A friend and I are seeking to compile a comprehensive list of Buddhist meditation styles across traditions.
... or the joy attained in list making.Madhyama Pratipada wrote:Forgive me for enjoying list-making so much.
Taking refuge, Prostrations
Roland wrote:+ Phowa?
Astus wrote:Let me point to some problems...
gregkavarnos wrote:What about physical techniques: yoga practices (eg yantra yoga), physical breath practices (tummo), etc...
Another point: Let's take phowa practice (for example). It consists of visualisations, physical breath techniques, mantra, postures, mind based breathing techniques, energy manipulation, prayers, etc... So which category does it fall under?
What about a technique like dakini breathing? It is considered a calm abiding technique but it utilises "tantric" visualisations too.
dharmagoat wrote:I no longer think that trying to force practices into categories will be productive.
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