I am now streaming Meditation and Music sessions live on TwitchTV
Sundays at 2:00 PM Toronto time (GMT-4)
I have just finished writing a book about using a meditation technique that I have developed from the practice of many meditative disciplines. It includes using the phantom sound that doctors call tinnitus. The yogis treat this sound uniquely and it is used in the meditation.
Play this 6 minute version of the meditation:
From the preface of the book:
Although my background includes yogic training and I quote Asian teachers, I do not believe that it is necessary to use their jargon. The writers that I will point you to are also of this opinion. No special language or schooling is needed to do this practice. We are dealing with our own inner self and all of the tools required are part of our very nature.
What is meditation supposed to do? Give inner peace of course. This is the ultimate in life — to be calm in the midst of chaos and to face the most challenging situations fearlessly. It can be done. This is just the beginning of course but before I get into that –
Let’s do it!
Here is The Five-Step Process In Brief
Note that there is no visual element (your eyes are closed) and no music (your inner self will supply that).
Use the acronym R-E-L-A-X
- R – Relax – Just say to yourself, “I relax my body.” or “I enjoy relaxing my body”. Your body will obey.
- E – The electrical body. Be aware of a tingling sensation throughout your body. This is usually first felt in the face and hands.
- L – Listen to the different sounds internally. If you just hear one sound, then listen to its highs and lows and how it subtly changes. Follow it.
- A – The “All-seeing” eye – What do you see with your eyes closed? What do you see when looking at the sound? Watch the meditator.
- X – The Unknown – The unknown is unknowable because we are it. Here is a great approach though, ask yourself: What is it that “sees”? Reach back and back and rest in that.
Repeat these steps several times; usually three times is enough. Go through them quite quickly and repeat them until you feel abstracted or quiet. These steps can even be done quite mechanically.
When you are quiet you can go to any one of the steps that you are drawn to and explore it in depth but always finish by going to X – the point of awareness. The time you spend there is the most valuable.
Here is an example of a sine wave – it is similar to the sound of a bell and it is one of the sounds that you may hear internally. If you hear this sound listen to it attentively and follow it. It will open up vistas of consciousness to you. There are many other sounds of course but this sound has a particular charm.
Going quickly is important because it helps you get into sync with the speed of the wandering, thinking, unbridled mind.
We’ll explore each step in detail later on.
Here is the same 6 minute meditation as above:
Trouble playing? You can download a zipped file of the mp3 here
I have just received a few preview copies of the book
(book is sold out at the moment and is being reprinted)
However the pdf is available.
You can buy a hard copy (or a PDF) here:
My ‘way’ with music is described at this link → The Body Electric
This coming November (2016) I will again be joining my friend Jim Gelcer in healing performances of Kirtan at Shrifest for 3 days of yoga, music and art at the village of Blue Mountain, Ontario, Canada.
more info about these annual events here → Shrifest.com