Shahabuddin: Introduction to Meditation

These are recordings of Shahabuddin David Less, a senior teacher in the Sufi Order International, giving a seminar on Introduction to Meditation, 24 April 2010, in Austin Texas USA.

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Segment Size Duration
1) Introductory lecture: Story - sage on train; Nature of the human being; There is only one being; 18,000 universes; What if we really can realize reality? 33,751 KB 36:00
2) Exercise - dyads speak and listen
3) Practice: sit still, say seed syllables
26,578 KB 30:28
4) Lecture: Levels of experience; Questions and answers; Chanting seed syllables 15,342 KB 16:21
5) Lecture - afternoon: Recap of morning teachings; Mind as embryo in womb; The pain of life 27,595 KB 29:26
6) Practice: Observe your mind; Inhale, exhale, count down; Toward The One on the breath 25,937 KB 27:29
7) Lecture: discussion of breath practices
2,826 KB 03:00
8) Practice and lecture: Practice: alternate nostril energy breathing; Questions and answers about practice; Getting ready for next practice 13,607 KB 14:30
9) Practice: feel energy in subtle centers
25,609 KB 27:18
10) Closing session: Zikr (chanting); Prayers; Final blessing 21,571 KB 23:00

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