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by baileyd123
Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Searching for a retreat in the Midwest
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Searching for a retreat in the Midwest

Hello everyone, I've been studying Buddhism and similar Eastern traditions for quite a while now and would like to try a retreat at which I could receive guidance from somebody more experienced than I. Particularly something that focuses on meditation, and preferably in a forest or wooded environmen...
by baileyd123
Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Knees hurt
Replies: 8
Views: 1253

Re: Knees hurt

Thank you very much. All of this has been very informative and helpful!
by baileyd123
Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Knees hurt
Replies: 8
Views: 1253

Re: Knees hurt

I'm 16 but have been largely unflexible my whole life. I've never been able to touch my toes with my legs straight. I do use a full-body pillow folded in half and this puts my knees at about the same level as my hips in a regular cross-legged position, and below my hips in half lotus. I have tried s...
by baileyd123
Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:52 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: dream yoga and supplements, pills, some questions
Replies: 30
Views: 3593

Re: dream yoga and supplements, pills, some questions

Galantamine or Choline or 5-HTP with Vitamin B-6 may help. My understanding is that somewhere along the line these chemicals aid in turning tryptophan into melatonin and serotonin which can greatly increase the vividness of one's dreams. For a more in-depth explanation check out http://www.world-of-...
by baileyd123
Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Knees hurt
Replies: 8
Views: 1253

Knees hurt

I try to meditate for at least 20 minutes every night either in a basic cross-legged position or half lotus. To have enough flexibility for the half-lotus I have to spend about 30 minutes stretching beforehand, and still half-way through my meditation my knees will begin to hurt. Is this something t...
by baileyd123
Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditating in nature
Replies: 32
Views: 2773

Re: Meditating in nature

After all, this journey is an inner one??? This is very true, avisitor. However, I think being in nature can help people delve further into themselves quicker. In a house I often find that I am distracted by certain duties such as school or even just the maintenance of my home. I think this is beca...
by baileyd123
Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1012
Views: 81152

Re: Yes or No ...

plwk wrote:No. Do you know about Yong He Gong?
No, I'll look into it. Do you have any friends from another continent? (that you have met in person)
by baileyd123
Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Please post your poems with Tidathep!
Replies: 51
Views: 7826

Re: Please post your poems with Tidathep!

Om Mani Padme Hum The flowers that sprout From the cracks in the cement Cracks half a world deep Whispering cedars That loom overhead tonight Robins leap about Rabbits dart across Precisely cropped grasses Through which ants will creep The Sun that’s shining Through the branches and the leaves Warm...
by baileyd123
Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: dream yoga and supplements, pills, some questions
Replies: 30
Views: 3593

Re: dream yoga and supplements, pills, some questions

Calea zacatechichi may interest you. I have never tried it myself but it was supposedly used by the Chontal natives of Mexico as a spiritual dream enhancer. I've read reports of exponentially enhanced vividness in dreams and easier lucidity, as well as astral projection. Always remember to use cauti...