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What's your longest meditation session? * 1
    #916613 - 09/29/02 12:09 PM (19 years, 3 days ago)

What's the longest you've ever meditated for in one sitting?

I think mine would have to be somewhere around an hour, maybe a little more when i'm not tripping.

On mushrooms, i've meditated for HOURS. I can't even remember how long it was.













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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Learyfan]
    #916627 - 09/29/02 12:19 PM (19 years, 3 days ago)

I have alot of trouble meditating.

ive never really tried on psychedelics but i think i will next time


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Learyfan]
    #916816 - 09/29/02 02:51 PM (19 years, 3 days ago)

I think my record is about a 1/2 hour. I've been meaning to try for longer, but I don't make time for it. I have yet to try meditating on mushrooms. Sometimes I am in the prefect mood to meditate, and it would have to be during one of these times that I could go for a longer time.


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Learyfan] * 2
    #916872 - 09/29/02 03:27 PM (19 years, 3 days ago)

8 hours


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Learyfan]
    #916885 - 09/29/02 03:33 PM (19 years, 3 days ago)

About 45 mins.


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Learyfan]
    #916929 - 09/29/02 04:05 PM (19 years, 3 days ago)

Long enough for dust to settle and moths to eat my clothes.

Maybe 90 mins. (I live in a dirty apartment)


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Learyfan]
    #916947 - 09/29/02 04:16 PM (19 years, 3 days ago)

About 3-4 hours on mushrooms...

Probably around 1 1/2 hours sober.


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Adamist]
    #916965 - 09/29/02 04:27 PM (19 years, 3 days ago)

ive been meditating for four years now.
meditating......actually trynig ive spent prolly 4-5 hours a few times, started as  normal sittings, they were virge of the moment type things.
when you concentrate hard, you meditate in a way.
so if youve ever played a sport, took a test, or have done something that keeps your undivided attention, then, well i guess you may have meditated longer....
:wink:btw, how many mushrooms do yall eat when you try to meditate with them....ive never done that, but it sees that it would be much harder trying to quiet my mind while tripping... 


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: CleverName] * 1
    #917044 - 09/29/02 05:17 PM (19 years, 3 days ago)

Mr. Mushroom, are you SERIOUS? If you are, then 8 hours is amazing.

Clever name: I used to meditate on about 4 or 5 grams of mushrooms. I'm not sure if I really quiet  my  mind when I meditate.  What I do is sit there, and wait for "habit energy" that trys to get me to stop meditating because i'm "bored". Once I take the full force of that energy, I realize that it had no real power over me, and I move on.

I realized that the energy that trys to get me to stop meditating comes to my brain from different angles. It keeps trying to get me to stop over and over. I try to take a far enough step back so that that energy doesn't sneak up on me, and make me stop before I conciously want to. Many times i've been caught off guard by this energy, and find that i've stopped meditating without even realizing it. I feels so good when I fight back those forces over and over and over again from different angles.

Meditation can be very strenuous at times. I love that part of it though.













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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Learyfan]
    #917127 - 09/29/02 05:55 PM (19 years, 3 days ago)

I never really quiet truelly meditated. i really want to. I have done Ebooky(sp) breathing in my form of Martial Arts, but have not done it in a long time, wish i had time to start training in my Art again, damn school and job. One day i will have the perfect Hara(sp) and will be a great Chi master. But only in time pratice.

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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Learyfan]
    #917158 - 09/29/02 06:12 PM (19 years, 3 days ago)

What kind of meditation?

If you're talking about the sit still for a long time.... maybe an hour.

If you're talking about the "running around town meditation" technique... I've been able to do it for like 18 hours.


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: GrowingVines] * 2
    #917198 - 09/29/02 06:24 PM (19 years, 3 days ago)

12 hours in one sitting, as well as off an on for 4 days one time with small interludes. But then again how do you define meditation? Surely you dont sit there trying not to think any thoughts, or visualizing without a goal in mind. If you were to sit there for long enough not thinking you would realize that you are always meditating between thoughts, you have now simply become aware of what you have been creating. once you are aware than you simply be in your meditation whenever you choose.

You move away from the illusions by seeing them as illusions and then your mind becomes totally quiet, you cannot do your way into a state of being. This is the state of "Rigpa" spoken of in the Buddist Dharma.

Forcing the mind to be quiet can only be useful if you know what you are trying to accomplish, liberation from the illusions. Once you are liberated your mind "is" just quiet. "Isness" is the natural state of everything, "Rigpa".

I hope this becomes clear to you.......

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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: ViBrAnT]
    #917244 - 09/29/02 06:42 PM (19 years, 3 days ago)

In Meditation, are you trying to accomplish peace of the mind? or is there something else ya'll are searching for?


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: GrowingVines]
    #917264 - 09/29/02 06:51 PM (19 years, 3 days ago)

How does one attain a peaceful mind? you cant meditate all the time, or can you?

To do or to be, that is the question.


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Learyfan]
    #917279 - 09/29/02 06:54 PM (19 years, 3 days ago)

About the same length as my longest sexual encounter.


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Learyfan]
    #917295 - 09/29/02 07:01 PM (19 years, 3 days ago)

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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: matts] * 1
    #917357 - 09/29/02 07:31 PM (19 years, 3 days ago)

You have asked Matts and now i will answer. Begin by taking a few deep breaths. Notice your surroundings, do not try to interpret them, just notice.

Next begin to relax within yourself as you are gently noticing your surroundings.

Deeper and deeper you relax.

You may begin to notice that everything becomes well despite your surroundings.

As you begin to merge with your surroundings just go with whatever is happening or any thoughts that you have, do not try to force your mind to quiet nor any physical discomforts to lessen, they are illusions to help you experince reality.

flow with everything, turn on some music, whatever kind you like. Notice how everything begins to enhance your calm state, not retract from it.

stay relaxed within yourself and your session will go smoothly.

You will begin to notice how your mindset cycles from thought to no thought. the longer you meditate the greater the expanse becomes between cycles, until you have reached bliss. From the bliss or a state of being many unordinary things will be expereinced, just keep relaxing and coming from that place from within and you will sink deeper and deeper, from here you are not that far from a revelation, still clamly let the revelation pass and keep coming from within.

On the other side of ordinary mind lies enlightenment, and when reache dit will seem like there never was any barrier at all, it was your belief in the illusions as realities that were giving you your experience of being at the effect of life, not the cause of it.

tip: once you start to experience objects breathing flow with them, dont meditate on the breathing, come from that peaceful, still place within, always.

Remember nothing you see is real, it is a contextual field to experience who you really are. Pure, uninterrupted creative bliss.

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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Learyfan]
    #917698 - 09/29/02 09:48 PM (19 years, 3 days ago)

Maybe I am missing something here.

I meditated all night in a temple.

My technique consists of focusing on an object until I am in trance. At that point there are no thoughts, only a sense of hovering. I hover for various times. The setting of the temple amplified it by its peace and quiet. It was done overnight. In the morning the birds sang and I returned.

Either the others cannot adequately convey their technique or I cannot understand what they are talking about. It took me approximately 15 years to reach the hovering.

Now I can hover at will.


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    #918836 - 09/30/02 07:40 AM (19 years, 3 days ago)

Ok, you don't mean that you actually hover, right? You just have the sense of hovering?














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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Learyfan]
    #919149 - 09/30/02 11:30 AM (19 years, 2 days ago)

My longest session thus far in this life was about 8 hours. It seemed like 20 minutes.


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Learyfan]
    #919189 - 09/30/02 12:00 PM (19 years, 2 days ago)

Yes, I am not implying any kind of levitation.

It is like being in stasis.

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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Shroomism]
    #919190 - 09/30/02 12:01 PM (19 years, 2 days ago)

Ok then mine was about 8 hours plus 1 minute. :P :wink:

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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Shroomism] * 1
    #17582215 - 01/21/13 12:29 AM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Were you high at the time, & what type of meditation was it? Like were you thinking about things, or just clearing your mind?

The way I meditate is by thinking about nothing, but not TRYING to think about nothing... not forcing my mind off, just being. Like love, it just is...

Longest I meditate sober was 3 hours, I don't remember how long I did it on mushrooms though. Yesterday was the day I did it for 3 hours. I'm going to try to meditate for 4 hours tonight now that I read a quote by Osho which says with meditation there is never a limit to how much you should do it.


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: plp]
    #17582254 - 01/21/13 12:35 AM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Nice way to enter a new forum buy draggin up a 10 year old thread.


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Icelander] * 1
    #17582273 - 01/21/13 12:39 AM (8 years, 8 months ago)

I thought it was good too, his post was relevant.


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: falcon]
    #17583438 - 01/21/13 07:30 AM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Especially the Osho reference. :tongue:


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Icelander]
    #17583450 - 01/21/13 07:40 AM (8 years, 8 months ago)

I don't understand someone meditating for hours on end. I've never gone over 40 minutes myself. I have meditated for close to an hour on mushrooms before. Always on the come down. Very peaceful relaxation.


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Tbone W]
    #17583453 - 01/21/13 07:44 AM (8 years, 8 months ago)

I don't understand someone meditating for hours on end.

It's called sleeping.


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: plp]
    #17583471 - 01/21/13 07:56 AM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Haha, good bump.  I forgot about this thread.  Man, I need to get back into meditating. 
















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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Learyfan]
    #17583476 - 01/21/13 07:59 AM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Man, I need to get back into meditating. 

Man do I wish I had a buck for every time I've heard that. :lol:

If it's so fucking hot how come so many people quit?


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Icelander] * 1
    #17583616 - 01/21/13 09:27 AM (8 years, 8 months ago)

I have been in the posture of meditating for up to 3 hours,
I don't think that quantity matches quality, although, you do get stoneder the longer you sit (to a point - jhana's, but I am not much for comparing stonedness either after a certain stonedness you get amnesia, or sleep as icelander remarks).

So really I have only meditated - in one session for a max 40 minutes - as meditation (not side trips or dreaming - ok maybe about 10 side trips on the ramp into the session and 10 side trips recovered during the session),
and usually I can do 10 breaths in one adaptive meditative frame of mind before distraction breaks concentration - on the spot, and usuall follow that up with another continuous frame or two (even in the kitchen or at a stoplight) - but to spread it out takes some preparation, i.e posture, isolation etc.
but I re-start ('adaptively'), so that really categorizes all of  the focus break re-focus (repeat) as one session.

I use the tip of my nose as a point of concentration (unless I have some pain in which case I put my mind into the center of the pain) and follow the in and out breaths silently noting "beginning, middle, end" at the appropriate part of each of the in and out breaths.

distraction is the norm, and i recover from it without being upset ('adaptively').


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Icelander]
    #17584954 - 01/21/13 02:55 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

It just takes discipline and isn't as easy as saying "fuck it" and then go watch TV.  It's just like when someone says they need to start working out again.  Which I need to also start doing again. 














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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Learyfan]
    #17585001 - 01/21/13 03:04 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Then you don't love it enough to put out the effort.  Move on. I've stayed in shape by working out daily since I was in my early 20s.  I like it and when I don't anymore I'll quit.  The payoff is well worth it.  I meditated for a year or so if I remember correctly and I quit because just taking a hot shower and a nap got me there faster and just as good.


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Icelander]
    #17585457 - 01/21/13 04:25 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Meditation is about lessening the ego and I can easily meditate longer than any of you! :razz:


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: OrgoneConclusion]
    #17585547 - 01/21/13 04:43 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

:lol:


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Learyfan]
    #17587457 - 01/21/13 10:54 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

So what is required exactly to be considered meditating?


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Icelander] * 1
    #17587640 - 01/21/13 11:24 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

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Then you don't love it enough to put out the effort.  Move on. I've stayed in shape by working out daily since I was in my early 20s.  I like it and when I don't anymore I'll quit.  The payoff is well worth it.  I meditated for a year or so if I remember correctly and I quit because just taking a hot shower and a nap got me there faster and just as good.



read in my psych text they've done brain scans on people doing various different types of meditation. what they've found is the parts of the brain that usually light up when people pray (same parts associated with love, tranquility, all that good shit) also light up during eastern meditation techniques.

one major difference between meditation traditional to groups like the eastern types and what the scan found with stuff we're more familiar with like christian prayer, is that although they both lit up the same areas that are associated the love/peace and shit, the eastern guys also had parts light up that were associated with focus, which the Christians didn't have as much. the scan found all the different meditation techniques had slightly different effects (which is kind of obvious).

it's hard work. doesn't seem like it on the outside because it's just sitting still for extended periods of time, but it does potentially have tangible and powerful effects when pursued. I mean, you don't just pick up a guitar and start shredding, you know? all those monks they scanned were basically the mental equivalent of body builders, most of them having dedicated themselves to meditative practice since they were small children (and I'm assuming the Christians they picked up for the study were pretty dedicated members of their faith as well). you may not have had a lot of success, but I wouldn't knock it, the effects are real even if you didn't get a lot out of it.


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Space Monkey]
    #17587670 - 01/21/13 11:29 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Well that's my point.  Most people don't start out their life by moving to the monastery at five and learning to meditate before their head is full of other shit.  Trying to become a great guitarist starting at 40 isn't going to get you far.  I've literally met and talked to dozens and dozens of meditators and they all talk about what is possible but it hasn't happened to them yet.  I never met one who had his shit together. :shrug:

Anyone however can get good at a hot shower and a nap.


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Icelander]
    #17587703 - 01/21/13 11:33 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Anyone however can get good at a hot shower and a nap.

I'm a master at this. :yesnod:


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Diploid]
    #17587721 - 01/21/13 11:35 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Actually you convinced me to work on it and I'm much better now.  I take long hot showers every day.  I never used to do that but I love em.


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Icelander]
    #17588872 - 01/22/13 06:28 AM (8 years, 8 months ago)

a dream image may seem to be a sequence, or a sequence may seem to be just one scene with a some variance in it similar to background noise, or a minor choreographic turn, often replayed or somehow sustained, recycled, visited at other angles.

meditation is like that, for me, while I do intend a solid focus, the matter is not exactly still, it settles, but it is not exactly still, I drive to the core of it, and that image is the tableau


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Icelander]
    #17588884 - 01/22/13 06:43 AM (8 years, 8 months ago)

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... I've literally met and talked to dozens and dozens of meditators and they all talk about what is possible but it hasn't happened to them yet...



What is the sound of a market trend?
promise, entice, sell, get others to sell for you...
the carrot is siddhi, or magic, or some complicated mumbo jumbo about the ego.

for me it is about 'what is mindspace', and how to move more freely in it. I don't think this is what consumers generally want.


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: redgreenvines]
    #17589061 - 01/22/13 09:08 AM (8 years, 8 months ago)

I agree.  Most have magical all problem solving visions of meditation.  I'm not saying it doesn't have benefits. I did get some benefit from meditation and still do a body scan meditation often.


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Icelander]
    #17589442 - 01/22/13 11:49 AM (8 years, 8 months ago)

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I've literally met and talked to dozens and dozens of meditators and they all talk about what is possible but it hasn't happened to them yet.  I never met one who had his shit together.




Maybe they would be worse without it?  :shrug:  It's not the key to solving all of life's problems.  It's simply a way to give yourself more control over your emotions. 

















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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Learyfan]
    #17589453 - 01/22/13 11:53 AM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Maybe, but I'm addressing their claims of the amazing almost magical or magical benefits of meditation when they never seem to exhibit these benefits themselves.


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Learyfan] * 1
    #17589828 - 01/22/13 01:32 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Hmm... Once, I went to a "low-energy" yoga (only word I can think to describe it atm) where we focused on breathing, proper posture, etc. At the end we held the corpse pose. My mind was racing, but I was "in the moment" and focused only on the immediate situation. Not sure if that counts as a true meditation session. I left the session with a huge smile on my face. I felt SO good.


I've  intentionally meditated a few times, focusing on letting thoughts go, but nothing longer than 15 minutes.


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Penelope_Tree]
    #17589905 - 01/22/13 01:49 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

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I've  intentionally meditated a few times, focusing on letting thoughts go, but nothing longer than 15 minutes.




When you don't do it often, it's a challenge to do it for very long.  Just like any physical activity.  I find that my mind is always trying to get me to go back to my old thought habits.  It sneaks up on me and before I know it, I'm not meditating anymore.  At that 15 minute mark, when you stopped, you should have kept going just to see how it feels to completely disobey your habit energy and take control of the wheel again and drive yourself.  It feels good.  I should use this thread as motivation to start meditating again.  I remember that I was a lot more relaxed and in control of my own mind. 
















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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Learyfan] * 1
    #17589953 - 01/22/13 02:01 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

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At that 15 minute mark, when you stopped, you should have kept going just to see how it feels to completely disobey your habit energy and take control of the wheel again and drive yourself.




I set a timer so that I would stop in 15 minutes. I had thangs to do (like go to work). I found myself wanting to get up & do something after like 3 or 4 minutes.. so.. 15 was a challenge! I should've done it at night, after all obligations were taken care of (yes, Penny, keep that in mind).


I agree meditation is a discipline and requires practice to reap the benefits. I initially started to help with the process of lucid dreaming, as well as to gain the other, more tangible benefits that I've read about in research (improved cognitive functioning).


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Penelope_Tree]
    #17590091 - 01/22/13 02:36 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

I once watched an 8 hour Star Trek Marathon. :yesnod:


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: OrgoneConclusion] * 1
    #17600570 - 01/24/13 05:24 AM (8 years, 8 months ago)

One hour so far.

My thoughts are slightly a mess. Such a pleasure seeker, I crave physical reward. If only every meditation session ended with a good meal or a massage..

Does the vehicle serve it's purpose? What purpose is there but what has been spoken of by the gurus and masters? Self-realization?

No! You're doing it wrong!

There is a right way?

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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Kupo]
    #17601789 - 01/24/13 01:02 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

6 hours of improv with my guitar  :rockon:

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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Withinity]
    #17602060 - 01/24/13 01:35 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

I guess anything can be called mediation then.  I've done 10 hours moving mediation on a trout stream and 2 weeks backpacking in the high desert.

Beat that. :ass:


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Icelander]
    #17602099 - 01/24/13 01:42 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

I was in a delerium for 6 days with a high fever.


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: OrgoneConclusion]
    #17602110 - 01/24/13 01:44 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

My two weeks still bests that.  :ass:


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Icelander]
    #17603335 - 01/24/13 05:42 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

I never moved. You were walking. No contest.


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: OrgoneConclusion]
    #17603360 - 01/24/13 05:44 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

The earth was turning and moving through space. 
The difference in our speeds was negligible. :satansmoking:


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Icelander]
    #17603365 - 01/24/13 05:45 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Point taken.


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: OrgoneConclusion]
    #17603379 - 01/24/13 05:46 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Isn't meditation fun!:monkeydance:


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Icelander]
    #17603390 - 01/24/13 05:47 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

I am always going back and fixing my posts. That is called editation. :yesnod:


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: OrgoneConclusion]
    #17603755 - 01/24/13 06:36 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Remover of doubts, I summon thee!

Mmm.. fishing is good meditation.


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Kupo]
    #17604785 - 01/24/13 08:59 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Well it's a good way to get into a flow state.  I like to find a new stream far from people and hard to get to.  I honestly could forget myself completely for hours at a time working my way up that stream.  Focused only on the water and finding the fish.


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Icelander]
    #17605533 - 01/24/13 10:37 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

There is some show my father watches with a man who does just that. His focus is the PNW. Just watching the show brings me there. It is only him with a fly rod, his buddy on camera, his dog, and the stream. He really gets into the hard to reach areas. Beautiful.

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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Kupo]
    #17605596 - 01/24/13 10:45 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

I live in the PNW.  I've fished from Canada to Northern Cal.  I've lived in Wash. Oregon, Cal.  I now live in Oregon and some of the best trout fishing I've ever seen is here.  Also in the Oregon High Desert there are some isolated rivers with huge trout.



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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Icelander]
    #17605683 - 01/24/13 11:02 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Beautiful rainbows! Is that a brown at the bottom? I've only caught rainbow and cutthroat.

Having driven thru Oregon to Nevada, I can understand why you would say Oregon has some of the best fishing. Such amazing land. Next year, when I go traveling, I will make sure to get some fishing in down there.


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Re: What's your longest meditation session? [Re: Kupo]
    #17605749 - 01/24/13 11:12 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Yeah a 6lb brown.  I've taken trout to 12 lb out of that lake casting from shore in the spring but that's not huge there. 


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    #17607992 - 01/25/13 12:06 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

one year since meeting teacher - since then on/off meditation - falling/rising (remembering or recognizing)
50 / 50 so clear still a bit faded
and some (50 %) shrouded in mental fog - what am  i thinking about
that is ongoing meditation that redgreenvines is talking about - happens all the time
20 minites one or two times sitting cross-legged on meditation chair (really either on sofa or sitting regularly in chair


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