About

        Efnet IRC is the oldest chat room network. Its spiritual channels/'rooms' include the #gnosis, hermetism, #mysticism & #esoteric & #occult (linked,) #pagan, #philalethia (philosophy,) #spirit & #spiritual (usually biggest) & #spirituality (linked), #yoga (linked with IRCnet #yoga), and many unlisted chat rooms.
        You can connect to the EFnet rooms through the links above, their names in the menu to the left, an IRC client program (which can also connect to the others), or for #yoga, the Know Buddhism site. The rooms may be old but started in their current form in the mid-2000s (except #philalethia, 2014). They are open for discussion for all relevant philosophical/spiritual topics, such as (in #platonic_philosophy, a polite alternative to EFnet's older larger philosophy channels) ancient - Classical worlwide/Western philosophy, and (for #yoga) Yoga in Indian philosophies & religions, modern Yoga, and, to some extent, ecumenism involving Yoga, as in the IRCnet room.
        The EFnet and IRCnet rooms' (listed here) constitution and rules are the EFnet Philosophical/Spiritual Chat Rooms Constitution And Rules. If you need help or have a rules question on EFnet, please message an operator/'moderator'/'administrator'.

Yoga/Meditation

books

some Upanishads, Bhagavad-gita, Tattvartha Sutra, Saman Suttam, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita, Yoga Sutras, Yoga Vashistha, Shiva Samhita, Shiva Sutras

meditation positions

easy asana, kneeling, siddhasana, half-lotus, lotus, lying (always keep spine straight) (eyes best half-open, or closed) (hands on knees, or in front of navel, or in gyana mudra, or dhyana/cosmic mudra) (can focus eyes on the third eye)

meditation focuses

breath, counting one to 10, visual item (candle or any object,) sound/mantra, idea/thought, inner eye

Facebook Group

We don't recommend you use Facebook, but if you do, there's an EFnet IRC Spiritual Channels Facebook group.

Support this site

The spirituality.chat website is run for the public. If you like the chat and want to see this site stay operating, you can donate to help cover its cost.

$0/22 (site registration) recieved so far (August 2019 - '20)
$20/60 (site hosting) recieved so far (August 2018 - '19)