Christopherxx wrote:Hey guys,
So what is up with the lack of sleep in the Theravada context.
I know many individuals leave many western standpoints behind when embracing buddhism - however I think we can all agree that 4-5 hours of sleep a night on a day to day basis is not recommended for health.
I'd love for people that have experienced the forest monasteries either in the chah lineage, mahasi, or Dhammayutika Nikaya, etc to chim in.
And hate to say it but it's okay to think this custom should be changed. We don't have to think every tradition is inspired just the teachings .
The less you meditate the more you sleep. Sleep is useless. More time for meditation. Does it affect the body? I don't think so but body shmody