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Murshida Stephanie Nuria Sabato

Meditations on The Message is a Meditation Retreat that focuses on the teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan. The classes below focus on a body of teachings on Training the Ego. The teachings are supported with supplemental readings, meditations, and breath practices, which are all aimed at the development of mastery over the limitations of one's own personality and character, and the softening of the self-cherishing ego.

Classes Offered in 2011

The Training the Mental Ego, Part 2
December 10, 2011

In the words of Hazrat Inayat Khan, "The training of this [mental] ego requires more care than the training of the other [physical] ego, for it is more difficult and a subtler matter to be aware of the desires of the mind and to weigh them than to be aware of and to weigh the desires of the body. No doubt vanity is natural to the ego and the ego is natural to every human being. But there are desires of the mind that are necessary and there are desires of the mind that are not necessary. And the more one controls the ego the more one allows the virtues and merits that are in one's heart to manifest. This ego gives a false idea of greatness, but the effacement of this ego results in the true greatness."

Outline of Practices and Readings References

Play Audio File 1 (52:49)
Play Audio File 2 (40:30)

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The Training the Mental Ego, Part 1
November 12, 2011

In the words of Hazrat Inayat Khan, "The first form of the ego is that which the body helps to form and the next is that which is formed by the mind. This aspect of the ego lives for vanity, which causes a person to do good and also to do evil."

Outline of Practices and Readings References

Play Audio File 1 (1:02:32)
Play Audio File 2 (11:20)
Play Audio File 3 (20:06)

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The Ego Is Trained As a Horse
September 10, 2011

In the words of Hazrat Inayat Khan, "Often, when man does wrong, it is not that he likes to do wrong, but that he is not able to prevent himself from acting in that way. In the first place, wrongdoing is almost always the consequence of the appetites and passions, or for the gratification of vanity."

Outline of Practices and Readings References

Play Audio File 1 (33:58)
Play Audio File 2 (30:31)
Play Audio File 3 (20:06)

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Refraining from Free Impulses
August 13, 2011

In the words of Hazrat Inayat Khan, "The wise, knowing the nature of the ego is to rise and to move and to disturb the atmosphere, practice in their lives to restrain the ego from its free impulses."

Outline of Practices and Readings References

Play Audio File 1 (39:49)
Play Audio File 2 (32:49)
Play Audio File 3 (20:44)
Play Audio File 4 (14:45)

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A Science and an Art
June 11, 2011

In the words of Hazrat Inayat Khan: "When man stands on the same plane as the other, then he is subject to the influence of the other ego. But if he rises above it, then every effort of the other ego falls flat."

Outline of Practices and Readings References

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The Two Sides of the Human Ego
April 9, 2011

In the words of Hazrat Inayat Khan: "The human ego has two sides to its nature; one side is to strive for its nature's demands, and that side of the ego may be classed as the animal ego; but there is another side which manifests when the ego shows its agitations for no other reason than intolerance."

Outline of Practices and Readings References

Play Audio File 1 (41:51)
Play Audio File 2 (51:07)
Play Audio File 3 (34:30)

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Training the Ego by Abstinence
March 12, 2011

In the words of Hazrat Inayat Khan, "There is no better way of training the ego than denying it what it wants for the satisfaction of its vanity. It is painful sometimes, and it often seems hard, to deny the ego all it demands, but it always results in great satisfaction."

Outline of Practices and Readings References

Play Audio File 1 (54:02)
Play Audio File 2 (54:55)
Play Audio File 3 (47:29)

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The Sufi Message of
Universal Brother/Sisterhood of Hazrat Inayat Khan
February 12, 2011

Outline of Practices and Readings References

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February 5th, 2011 - 84th Visalat Day
February 5, 2011

Outline of Practices and Readings References

Play Audio File 1 (29:20)
Play Audio File 2 (8:24)
Play Audio File 3 (37:11)


(Due to a world wide skype attendance, the communications lines were overloaded; therefore, video appears to break up at times, and becomes still nevertheless the Message is wonderful!)

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