Adverse (Side) Effects

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Adverse (side) effects

Meditation-related challenges

The negative (adverse) effects of meditation have been known and discussed in the Eastern traditions, mostly Buddhism. Numerous Buddhist texts (of which I have yet to find much in English translations) describe known dangers from meditation-related practices. Some of the traditional, East-Asian meditation texts warn of meditation sickness. The meditation “sicknesses” described range from temporary to permanent, and sometimes can be fatal. See my post What is Meditation Sickness?

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