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Old October 30th, 2014, 04:41   #1 (permalink)
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Default Mantra, Vipassana, Zen or qigong

I have read that these are the main types of meditation out there and read basically what each of them is. But I would like to know a little more about what each specific one offers which you would not get out of the others or anything that certain ones would not offer. Does anybody on here have any info on this?
 
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Old October 30th, 2014, 16:34   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Shadix,

Meditating with Discover Meditation (mantra) EnlightenQ and LifeFlow for almost 8 years has been life changing for me in so many ways. Because your question is about some types of meditation that I have not tried, I hope the following two pieces may be of great help to you, written by Ta-tsu-wa who is highly revered in the community

"Each of us is unique, and what works well for me might be totally useless to you. Generically speaking, there are three types of meditation techniques. There are techniques that take your awareness outwards, techniques that take your awareness inwards, and techniques that do a little of both. People with exceptionally busy minds tend to do better with techniques that take awareness outwards since their minds naturally head that direction anyway. People with more contemplative natures tend to do better with techniques that take you inwards. The combination techniques are a “maybe” for just about anyone, but are usually best used when a person has some experience with meditation under their belt.

The mantra technique as taught by Michael at Project Meditation is an excellent example of an outward technique. Since the vast majority of people have somewhat active minds, this mantra technique is a good bet for most of us."

"The "preliminary exercise" in EnlightenQ is in fact a sophisticated meditation technique in its own right. I can see the roots of the Q Exercise in several very advanced meditation traditions, in particular, Surat Shabda yoga and Taoism. The Q Exercise employs the same principles in a very unique way with actual audible sound as the focal point. The mechanism used in the Q Exercise is one of the most effective I've run across, and with some dedicated effort I think just about anyone will succeed if they're willing to put in the time to practice."

Prior to the release of EnlightenQ, Ta-tsu-wa also created the following thread that has helped many...

Principles of Meditation & Entrainment

Hope this helps and wish you an abundance of peace and joy
 
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