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  1. J

    Patterns of thoughts

    Hello everyone, This is a long post so don't worry if you cant read it all I am 18 and going to college next year I have always been an overthinker and a slightly anxious person, but for the year I have been experiencing strong anxiety, some new social anxiety and depression. I have also started...
  2. E

    Meditation/mindfulness triggering dissociation + conversion disorder

    I have a nice mix of symptoms probably caused by CPTSD-type of situation (depression, anxiety, non-fearful panic attacks, somatisation, dissociation dymptoms and conversion disorder / PNES). Meditation and/or mindfulness has been recommended to me by pretty much everyone and boy I've been...
  3. B

    Meditation not Mindfulness

    Hi Guys. I've been searching for the right type of meditation that helps for years. I came across Raja Yoga Meditation at Brahma Kumaris Centres that are all over the UK + totally free of charge. The one I go to is near the Opera House in central Manchester, as it's geared to help cope with...
  4. R

    Relax & Rejuvenate - Walking on Barefoot

    Try this now. Put your bare feet into the sand or into a stream or wet grass. Allow yourself the time to pause. Reflect on what is important to you. Breathe deeply and exhale. Feel the change in your energy. Walking outdoors recharges you, but you ask yourself why? Walking barefoot...
  5. O

    Relationship help

    I really struggle in relationships. I get jealous and paranoid. I am with someone now and keep convincing myself of things. They must be cheating, they must hate me, how can they understand what I think/feel no matter how many times I explain? When I feel clear I know there is no basis for...
  6. M

    From almost completely broken n always tired to energetic and happy

    Life is simply much more enjoyable for myself and I owe it to a lot of things. I will share some things that I have found to seem to have been working the most for me. I wanna help if it’s possible because I’ve been stuck in this shole as well as many have been. My advice for considering...
  7. Kerome

    Osho’s Mystic Rose meditation group

    I’ve been looking at this a few times in recent weeks and I’d quite like to do it sometime. It’s basically a meditation retreat where you spend three weeks, the first week laughing for three hours a day, the second week crying for three hours a day, and the third week meditating in silence for...
  8. A

    Anxiety and Mindfulness

    Hey all, I've dealt with anxiety for as long as I can remember, (I'm 23.) I went to the bookstore the other week as I usually do and bought this book on mindfulness. Haven't really gotten into it but I've done some mediation. Anyone have experience with mindfulness in general? -Ari
  9. Kerome

    Meditation challenge!

    I’ve read so much material about the positive benefits of mindfulness meditation that I decided to get serious with it, and change my practice from “I meditate when I feel like it” to “I meditate every morning” for a week. Then if I like it I may extend it, but the initial challenge I’m setting...
  10. Kerome

    The bodyscan meditation

    So there’s quite a lot of material out there on the bodyscan practice, it is basically a form of meditation where you give attention to each part of your body in turn, and in some forms try to relax each part, or just feel each part without changing anything. There are short duration bodyscans...
  11. R

    Does CBT help with Generalized anxiety?

    I have really bad anxiety. It usually just happens randomly out of the blue for no reason. I was wondering if anyone has tried Cognitive emotional behavioral therapy to try and treat it. My nautropath reccomended it to me but I'm not even sure if it will help. I'm very active at the gym, I do...
  12. Kerome

    Osho's book on the Bauls

    This is an interesting one for those interested in meditation, because Osho here describes several techniques related to moving the sex energy upwards through the body by approaching it the right way with consciousness. Bauls : The Seekers Of The Path - Osho - Google Books The second...
  13. Kerome

    The nine-point death meditation

    There is in Tibetan Buddhist circles something called the nine-point meditation on death, which is an outline for a meditation which has three roots, and three reasons for each root, for the consideration of the practitioner. It goes as follows: The first Root: Death is certain. 1. No being has...
  14. Kerome

    Death may come tomorrow

    There are several great meditations on death that are part of Buddhist lore, but the one I wanted to talk about is about bringing immediacy. I'm a bit of a procrastinator and I have a habit of avoiding things, so this has been very useful for me. Basically, the quote that's used for this...
  15. cpuusage

    True Meditation / Contemplation

    i do agree with Osho on this - Osho reveals the "trick" to meditation - and why most of us get it wrong - Ideapod blog
  16. C

    Meditation ?

    Does anyone know of any good youtube meditation videos to stop stress, anxiety/ create mindfulness ?
  17. Kerome

    Jack Kornfield on mindfulness

    The third teacher I was going to write a little bit about is Jack Kornfield. He is an American who studied as a Buddhist monk under Ajahn Chah in the Thai Forest Tradition and under Mahasi Sayadaw in Burma. He has taught meditation worldwide since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to...
  18. Kerome

    From Sex to Superconsciousness

    I've been reading this text which is a lecture series by Osho where he talks in depth about sex and the role of the sexual energy in the human being's psychology and energy makeup. It's fascinating stuff, I recommend it. Osho From Sex to Superconsciousness Basically he begins to talk about...
  19. F

    Overcoming Depression Through Meditation - My story

    Hi everyone :) I'm new to the forum. I'd like to share my story with you, and to show you why/how I've come so far in overcoming my depression and anxiety through meditation. About six years ago, I began having depression and anxiety. It was very sudden. No traumatic incident sparked it, and in...
  20. Kerome

    The teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi

    I was reading this introduction to Sri Ramana Maharshi's teachings and I thought it might be interesting to a few people: Instructions - Sri Ramana Maharshi He has some very simple methods to achieving the spiritual self, which are actually forms of meditation which lead one to the authentic...