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Class Reference - 2012

Audios, Readings, Practices of Classes




Zikr Class, January: Introduction to Zikr (Remembrance Practice). A short talk with some basic instruction in the practice. [13:20]

Class 1, February, 11, 2012
Part 1. Introduction to the class: What, why, how. Some practice. [44:28]
Part 2. Going further, several practices. A few questions. [1:04:24]

Suggested Practices and Readings: These may have links to additional pages and references

Affirmation
Invocation
Purification of the elements
Purification Breaths and Purification
Balancing Breath
Concentration on Flower: done at eye level. (More details in Part 2 recording).

Breath practice 1: Breathe in all the joy you can breathe in, Breathe out all the joy you can breathe out; Breathe in all the love you can breathe in, Breathe out all the love you can breathe out; Breathe in all the peace you can breathe in, Breathe out all the peace you can breathe out.

Breath practice 2: Done 2 ways: 1, sitting naturally eyes closed; 2, eyes open with attention on the tip of the nose. Focus on the breath itself. Taken from the Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breath. Take several breaths for each action.
Breathing in a long breath, I am aware I am breathing in a long breath. Breathing out a long breath, I am aware I am breathing out a long breath. Breathing in a short breath, I am aware I am breathing in a short breath. Breathing out a short breath, I am aware I am breathing out a short breath. Breathing in a strong breath, I am aware I am breathing in a strong breath. Breathing out a strong breath, I am aware I am breathing out a strong breath. Breathing in a fine/refined breath, I am aware I am breathing in a fine/refined breath. Breathing out a fine/refined breath, I am aware I am breathing out a fine/refined breath. Breathing in a full breath though my whole body, I am aware I am breathing in a full breath though my whole body. Breathing out a full breath though my whole body, I am aware I am breathing out a full breath though my whole body.

Suggested Readings For review, further work, and preparation for the next meeting.
The purpose of regular meetings
On Learning, The Way, and Your Inheritance
On Breath: 45 Lessons, practices, and subjects for contemplation, By Samuel L. Lewis, With Commentary by Matt Lippa. The first 3 or 4 lessons only.
Gathas on Breath from VOLUME 13 SACRED READINGS: THE GATHAS by Hazrat Inayat Khan PART IV, PASI ANFAS, BREATH. Gathas I, II, III. If your browser does not take you to it directly, page down to part IV.





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