What causes hallucinations and sounds while meditating?

If you spend any amount of time on any meditation forum, you will see posts such as the following:

  • On very rare occasions I start hallucinating during meditation.
  • Does everybody experience hallucinations, replayed memories and imagery during meditation?
  • Does anyone here experience visual hallucinations while meditating?
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Meditating at college

College.

It can be the best four to six years of your life.  It can also be the most stressful.  After long nights, homework, projects, LAN parties and trying to juggle a social life; things can get very hectic very quickly.  Luckily there is a very easy way to ease … Continue reading

Tripod Sitting

For those who do not know, a tri-pod has three supports that create greater stability than one or two supports (of course).  There are two tripod-like things that can aid in meditation-especially for beginners.  They are a physical tripod and a mental tripod, what I call: Tripod Sitting and Tripod-Focusing.  … Continue reading

Tips for meditating in a noisy environment

noiseThe ideal place for meditation is a nice, secluded place, that is quiet, has no immediate distractions, and is peaceful. Although some people may have access to places such as these, … Continue reading

Lightheadedness during meditation

Recently on our (Old) forums, a user who was new to meditation complained that they were feeling lightheaded and dizzy during meditation and had to stop. They then asked whether or not they were doing something wrong.

First, we need to understand what causes lightheadedness. According to Wikipedia, light-headedness … Continue reading

Tips for an in-home meditation retreat

Recently, I mentioned that I was going to do a week long meditation “retreat” at home. I also invited others to join in at some point. If you want to do a meditation “retreat” at home, then here are a few tips:
1. Decide how serious the retreat will … Continue reading

The best yoga pose for medtation

Can’t sit for long periods of time cross legged while meditating? If you can’t consider the following:

Meditation and Yoga go together like peanut butter and jelly (lame metaphor, but you get the point). They compliment each other, as one deals with the body, and the other the mind. Although … Continue reading

Tips to Meditate Regularly

Generally, when a meditator gets more into their meditation practice, they want to meditate everyday! Easier said than done, as life gets in the way, or you feel like you need to do other, more important things than meditate. So how can we become more motivated to meditate more often?

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What you can sit on for meditation?

Zabuton

Generally when someone sits and meditates, they sit on something soft. This something can be an old pillow, or a folded up blanket. Now these can work fine for a meditator-as long as he or she is comfortable. The … Continue reading