A place for discussion related to the practice of meditation and other techniques aimed at developing concentration, increasing the power of conscious awareness, and producing insight leading to awakening. Those here understand Awakening to be a practical and attainable goal that can be approached via many paths. Although this goal is explained most thoroughly in the Buddhist traditions, it can be understood in entirely secular, non-religious terms.
Vipassana meditation as taught by the late S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin is a path to happiness practiced by people of all walks of life around the world. The technique is based on the teachings of the Gotama Buddha as they have been preserved for more than 2000 years. Vipassana is not a religion.
Theravada (pronounced — more or less — "terra-VAH-dah"), the "Doctrine of the Elders," is the school of Buddhism that draws its scriptural inspiration from the Tipitaka, or Pali canon, which scholars generally agree contains the earliest surviving record of the Buddha's teachings.
Here, we discuss such things as personal transformation, the meaning of life, death, and moments of clarity. There is no single, widely-agreed definition of spirituality. Many people gravitate toward spirituality to seek religious-like understandings without the ideological constraints of institutional religion. But /r/Spirituality is open to everyone, religious and non-religious alike. Join us in finding our place in the universe.
An exploration and re-configuration of Buddhism based on humanist, naturalist, agnostic values and pragmatism rather than religious beliefs. Secular Buddhism seeks to deploy the Buddha’s teaching as a guide to full human flourishing in this life and this world.
This is a place that welcomes all forms of **NonDual expression** and exploration. Questions, discussion, photos, art, poetry, videos - anything within the spirit of NonDuality. **NonDuality** is an emerging, yet ancient, spirituality that is drawing more and more spiritual seekers from religious traditions of all kinds. NonDuality is not a religion, not a church. It is more a method of inquiry and a practice.
This purpose of this community is to explore human energy in all of its facets. Out of body experiences, energy healing, energetic connections between people, psychic work and everything in between. This is a community about helping people explore, stretch and document their experiences as well as learn new ways and avenues to explore.
Welcome to the world of Astral Projection. For those in the know the subject needs no introduction. For those who are not, I recommend you keep an open mind for you are venturing into the very edge of physical reality. Astral Projection summarized is the experience of separating the mind from the body and it is very real. Not everyone is ready to accept the reality and gravity of what this implies, but if you are, you are in for quite the adventure indeed. Welcome and take a look around!