The Port Townsend Sangha
for Meditation and Discussion
On Zoom, Wednesday,
August 12th at 7 PM.
Phillip Moffitt wrote a beautifully illustrated guide to exploring the nature of mind and gaining a better understanding of experiences that arise during meditation, Awakening Through the Nine Bodies: Explorations in Consciousness for Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Practitioners, based on the teachings of Himalayan yoga master Sri Swami Balyogi Premvarni.
The Nine Bodies teachings map out a journey that starts with consciousness that arises in the physical body and is directly observable, and then travels through more subtle levels of consciousness to that which is not manifest and is only potential, and therefore has to be inferred. These teachings are intended to provide gateways for exploring the nature of mind and for tracking and classifying meditative experiences.
This week’s sangha will provide a taste of the Nine Bodies approach through a brief talk followed by a guided meditation by Tuere Sala. The meditation moves from the Manifest Level (Physical, Vital, and Emotional Bodies) to the Etheric Body at the Subtle Level. Moving from the Manifest to the Subtle Level is a crucial step to exploring the other five bodies.
The presentation may be heard in advance here.