| Books and Websites |
Here is a place to post comments about books and websites of value.
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| Claims to Attainments |
If you wish to disclose your best guess about your attainments, why you think they are what they are, how they perform, and how you got them, or debate other's attainments, this is the place.
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| Concentration |
A place to discuss topics related to concentration practices, such as samatha, shamatha, jhana, dyana, kasinas, divine abodes (Brahmaviharas) and the like.
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| Dharma Diagnostic Clinic, aka "What was that?" |
If you had some experience and you want others to weigh in on what it might have been or what to do with it, post here.
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| Energy Practices |
For the discussion of all energy body practices
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| Humor |
If you have something making fun of all of this stuff, which is often really useful, post it here.
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| Insight and Wisdom |
A place to discuss practices and topics in general that lead to fundamental insights and awakening.
Subcategories: Arising and Passing (A&P), Dealing with the Dark Night, Direct Pointing, Non-dual/Immediate, Non-specific/Broad/Generic, More »
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| Magick and The Powers |
All topics related to magick, siddhis, powers, and other interesting topics related to strong concentration and the intentional or unintentional manipulation of experience, ordinary and otherwise.
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| Medications, Supplements and Substances |
This is a place to post about the various effects of supplements, pharmaceuticals and things like entheogens on your practice. This is provided in the style and spirit of Erowid. This is not in any way an advocacy for any illegal substance use or meant to promote illegal actions of any kind. You are responsible for your own actions and their consequences. Moderation will be strict on this here.
Subcategories: Other Substances, Prescribed Pharmaceuticals, Supplements
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| Meditation Culture |
If it has something to do with the cultural aspects of meditation practice, post it here.
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| Miscellaneous |
If you can't figure out how to categorize it, try here.
Subcategories: Missing reference
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| Morality and Daily Life |
A place to discuss all aspects of practice related to being in the world, speech, relationships and in general interactions and actions when "off the cushion".
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| Motivation and Results |
All things related to why one would pursue these practices and what they may or may not lead to should go here
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| Phenomenology |
A place to do the work of the Naturalists on meditative attainments, states and stages.
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| Physical Practices |
The place for all meditation based on physical practices, such as yoga, prostrations, etc.
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| Practice Logs |
If you want to keep an online practice log, this is the place.
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| Retreat Centers |
Here is a place to post discussions of places to go on retreat.
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| Teachers |
Here is place to post discussions about meditation teachers.
Subcategories: Ayya Khema, Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero, Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Thera, S.N. Goenka-ji, Shinzen Young, More »
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| Terminology |
The discussion of precise, inclusive, specific, nuanced, clear, helpful, explanatory words used to help describe the very rich, complex world of meditation go here.
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