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The Meditation Depth Index ( MEDI ) and the Meditation Depth Questionnaire ( MEDEQ ) by

@inproceedings{Piron2008TheMD,
  title={The Meditation Depth Index ( MEDI ) and the Meditation Depth Questionnaire ( MEDEQ ) by},
  author={Harald Piron},
  year={2008}
}
Is there a universal dimension of “Meditation Depth” valid to every individual and way of meditation? Or is there only a very subjective feeling of depth, that differs from person to person and from tradition to tradition? 45 authorized meditation teachers were asked about the depth of different experiences verbalized in 30 items. The agreement is highly significant. Five clusters, interpreted as depth structures, could be found through cluster analysis: “hindrances”, “relaxation”, “personal… 

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