> --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@y..., "Tony" <tosime@b...> wrote:
> > Hi Bob,
> Could we get more details of the meditation class? The subject
> matter looked fascinating (even just a line for each will do):
> > - Neti-Neti - this is expounded on nicely in our first sample
> issue of The Inner traveler in the feature article titled How To Stop
> Obsessing. If anyone is interested, email me and I'll send you the
> URL for this issue.
> > - Moha - This can be found on Meditation Station, Concepts of
> Meditation Section
> > - The 7 levels of consciousness/humanity
> Level 1 - Primarily physically reactive
> Level 2 - Primarily emotionally reactive
> Level 3 - Primarily intellectually reactive
> Level 4 - Able to balance the reactivity - the start of being able to
> Level 5 - Able to act and receiving "higher" energy
> Level 6 - Direct conduit for higher energy - a perfect receiver and
> transmitter of divine energy
> Level 7 - God come to earth - unimaginable to us humans on "lower"
> > - Being well balanced see Level #4
> > - Awareness of physical, emotional, and mental reactivity - see
> levels #4 and 5
> > - The 3 types of actions - nicely dealt with in the feature
> article of The Inner Traveler #1's featured article, Relief From
> Suffering, and also in meditation technique #107, Ahimsa, on
> Meditation Station
> > - The Witness - referred to in the majority of our meditation
> techniques and concepts
> > - Other concepts
> > - Dual Body Part Awareness (2 versions)- guided meditations that
> bring awareness to different parts of the body. The first focus's on
> different sides of the body and different body parts, like the right
> palm and the sole of your left foot (BTW, the Witness is the
> awareness that is silently everpresent and aware of these body parts,
> your emotions and thoughts about them, and witnesses your life as it
> takes place). The 2nd version involves paying attention, Witnessing,
> the dual (left and right) same body parts, like both ears (which
> right this second, and always, are hearing different sounds - aren't
> they?), or your left and right nares (nostrils) (which right now are
> inhaling and exhaling different quantities of oxygen - aren't they?),
> and so on. This one ends with awareness of the heart which unifies
> all the body parts. Both versions cause the hemispheres of the brain
> to be well balanced.
> > - Letting Go Of Guilt and Forgiving - see meditation #73 and also
> on our Guided Meditation CD
> > - Nuances of breath awareness - primarily the ability of the
> breath to take you back to the Now, when (and only when) reality takes
> place, and using this as an anchor to come back to when you Witness
> your mind wandering in meditation.
> > - Advantageous posture - straight spine, neck and head straight
> above, everywhere free of tension.
> > - Quieting the mind, emotions, and body to prepare for
> meditation.- actually commanding the mind to not chatter, the
> emotions to remain calm, and the body not to itch, twitch, and so on.
> > Thanks...Tony
> Of course, there's nothing like first hand experience, but I hope
> this answers you query to a good degree.
> Peace and blessings,
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